Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts

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WARNING: "Brokerages Expect Southwest Airlines (LUV) to Announce $0.75 EPS" was originally posted by The Lincolnian Online and is the sole property of of The Lincolnian Online. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 4.35%.

Boston Partners decreased its stake in First Ctzns Bancshares Inc N (FCNCA) by 0.95% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 108,473 shares of company stock valued at $6,296,091. (NYSE:LUV) was sold by Romo Tammy on Wednesday, February 21. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $22.43. ING Groep NV now owns 48,242 shares of the airline's stock worth $2,701,000 after buying an additional 13,519 shares during the period. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has risen 7.88% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.20% the S&P500. Five analysts have provided estimates for Southwest Airlines' earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.72 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.83. (NYSE:LUV). Smithfield Trust reported 130 shares. (NASDAQ:GOGO) to report $-0.48 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 7.69% from last quarter's $-0.52 EPS. LUV's profit will be $476.23 million for 17.00 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality.

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of Southwest Airlines Co. It's up 0.17, from 1 in 2017Q3.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in LUV. Investors holded 441.14 million in 2017Q3 but now own 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more. Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) stock price comparison to its moving averages, shares of company are -4.54% away from the 50-day moving average and -3.19% away from 20-day average. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada reported 1.33 million shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. Day traders need to be able to get in and out of a stock quickly and easily, so they will want to trade stocks with high daily volume - typically 1 million shares at absolute minimum. Calamos Advisors Ltd Liability Co holds 126,641 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. (NYSE:LUV), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 24.344700. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. Blue Edge Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.18% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). (NYSE:LUV). Exane Derivatives reported 1,819 shares.

Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new position in Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:GOGO). Deutsche Natl Bank Ag owns 225,223 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Ipg Invest Ltd Llc invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) shares were sold by MONTFORD JOHN T. Shares for $600,491 were sold by BROOKS DOUGLAS H. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has 0.02% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Co. had 70 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

In total 11 analysts cover Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV). The positive are 73%. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Neutral" on Tuesday, January 30. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, April 12 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Friday, October 27 with "Neutral". A stock that maintains a relatively stable price has low volatility. The rating was maintained by Stephens with "Buy" on Monday, January 8. Wells Gregory D sold $490,066 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. The firm earned "Strong Buy" rating on Friday, January 22 by Needham. UBS maintained the shares of LUV in report on Thursday, March 22 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:LUV) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, June 24 by Cowen & Co. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with "Sell".

Since October 17, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 8 sales for $7.80 million activity. $2.12 million worth of stock was sold by Jordan Robert E on Thursday, December 14. Some traders, in an attempt to avoid false signals from the RSI, use more extreme RSI values as buy or sell signals, such as RSI readings above 80 to indicate overbought conditions and RSI readings below 20 to indicate oversold conditions. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 7,310,517 shares of the airline's stock worth $478,473,000 after purchasing an additional 654,828 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 5,388,729 shares of the airline's stock worth $352,024,000 after purchasing an additional 109,406 shares during the period. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.95, for a total transaction of $1,174,762.40. $1.78M worth of stock was sold by Van de Ven Michael G on Friday, March 2.

Montag A & Associates Inc decreased Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr Tr Unit (SPY) stake by 70,268 shares to 252,439 valued at $67.37 million in 2017Q4.

Since March 8, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $931,780 activity.

As we head into the next earnings season, investors and analysts will be closely watching which companies look they are getting things right. Its up 0.07, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. Exxonmobil Tx invested in 86,803 shs. 52 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. Hgk Asset Mngmt reported 190,874 shares. Granite Inv Limited Com accumulated 0.28% or 35,610 shares. (NASDAQ:GOGO) for 1,828 shares. Advsrs Asset Mgmt Inc owns 793,760 shares. Confine focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was -0.40% and monthly performance was -7.63%. The current ratio looks at all the liquid and non-liquid assets compared to the company's total current liabilities. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.02% stake.

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