Amalgamated Bank Buys 19104 Shares of Southwest Airlines Company (LUV)

The company has market cap of $32.53 billion. Southwest provides point-to-point service. It has a 25.77 P/E ratio. The Firm offers ancillary service offerings, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors, in accordance with Southwest's respective policies. The insider Van de Ven Michael G sold 15,273 shares worth $872,769. The stock increased 0.81% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $32.36. It increased, as 11 investors sold Strayer Education Inc shares while 46 reduced holdings. The stock rose 0.53% or $0.29 reaching $56.24. Ws Management Lllp invested in 3.29% or 1.63 million shares. Veritiv Corp (NYSE:VRTV) has risen 28.48% since September 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. About 7.66M shares traded or 33.68% up from the average. Westpac stated it has 0% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $0.93 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $4.59.

Among 15 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. The company has market cap of 967.00 million GBP.

In the market the company is trading up by 1.31%% since yesterday's close of 53.95. The Texas-based Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd has invested 6.41% in the stock. Susquehanna International Grp Limited Liability Partnership invested in 38,059 shares. Stephens Incorporated Ar has 0.04% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) for 17,684 shares. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed -9.58% and performed 0.37% over the last six months. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southwest Airlines from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $67.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Southwest Air's analysts are positive. The airline reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.04. The lowest target is $46.0 while the high is $57.0. (NYSE:NEE) by 5,360 shares to 9,780 shares, valued at $1.17M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. As per Friday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by Benchmark. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 24. Imperial Capital has "Outperform" rating and $64 target. The average stock price target is $54.82 with 6 brokers rating the stock a strong buy, 6 brokers rating the stock a buy, 4 brokers rating the stock a hold, 0 brokers rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 brokers rating the stock a sell. Imperial Capital initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, September 9 report. 484.24 million shares or 6.71% more from 453.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj holds 0.42% or 18,000 shares. On Wednesday, May 17 the insider KELLY GARY C sold $81,648. Beta, which measures a stock's volatility relative to the overall market, can be used to gauge the level of systematic risk associated with a particular stock. Shares for $190,373 were sold by Saltzman Nancy on Wednesday, May 10.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 1.47 in 2016Q3.

A number of analysts have commented on LUV shares. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in Southwest Airlines Company by 103.9% in the second quarter. Bankshares Of Hawaii holds 1,588 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Bancorpsouth holds 0.05% or 8,268 shares in its portfolio. Tower Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) holds 0% of its portfolio in Strayer Education Inc (NASDAQ:STRA) for 337 shares. Manufacturers Life The stated it has 0% of its portfolio in ExlService Holdings, Inc. Lord Abbett & Ltd Liability Corporation, New Jersey-based fund reported 162,000 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt invested in 0% or 4,097 shares. The dividend payment will be $0.125 per share for the quarter or $0.50 annualized. Quinn Opportunity Partners Lc invested in 0.08% or 5,000 shares.

Pointstate Capital Lp decreased Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP) stake by 1.52M shares to 343,230 valued at $35.59 million in 2016Q4. Moreover, Tower Research Capital (Trc) has 0% invested in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LUV), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive.

OneSavings Bank plc is a United Kingdom lending and retail savings company. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of LUV in report on Thursday, May 25 with "Buy" rating. Citigroup downgraded ExlService Holdings, Inc. The firm has "Strong-Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Vetr.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 14th. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, December 5 report. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 7 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, August 25 with "Buy". The company was upgraded on Friday, April 15 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, July 27. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on November, 1. BidaskClub cut shares of Southwest Airlines from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, June 9th.



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