Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Early Moves to Watch: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Early Moves to Watch: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is a valuation method used to compare a company's current share price to its per-share earnings. Analysts at Imperial Capital Reiterated the shares of Southwest Airlines Co to Outperform when they released a research note on April 27th, 2018, but they now have set a price target of $68, which is decrease from the previous $75. The shares were last seen trading -0.5% lower, taking the closing price at $52.2 on 05/14/2018. About 6.96 million shares traded or 38.20% up from the average. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.8519.

Ferrari N.V.HARES (NYSE:RACE) had a decrease of 6.67% in short interest. Volume is the number of shares or agreement traded in a security or a whole market during a given period. With 435,200 avg volume, 8 days are for Ferrari N.V.HARES (NYSE:RACE)'s short sellers to cover RACE's short positions.

Southwest Airlines traded down $0.50, reaching $51.70, during trading hours on Friday, MarketBeat reports. About 375,815 shares traded. (NYSE:LUV) is 14.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. More interesting news about Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: "F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Expects a Terrific Spanish Grand Prix at the Weekend" published on May 09, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com's news article titled: "F1: Ferrari's (NYSE:RACE) CEO "Encouraged" By Coming Engine Discussions" with publication date: May 06, 2018. It also means that companies with losses have poor PE ratios. It also provides LaFerrari Aperta, a limited edition supercar; Fuoriserie, a very limited editions series; one-off cars; F60 America, a V12 open air roadster; and Ferrari J50, a two-seater mid-rear-engined roadster. Also, there are 2 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.47 average brokerage recommendation. Therefore 73% are positive. Ferrari had 19 analyst reports since November 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The FCF Score of Southwest Airlines Co. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, January 25 by JP Morgan. The rating was initiated by BNP Paribas with "Underperform" on Monday, November 16. ValuEngine lowered Southwest Airlines from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. As per Monday, April 30, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 8 selling transactions for $7.80 million activity. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans owned approximately 0.80% of Southwest Airlines worth $266,441,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Shifting gears, we can see that Southwest Airlines Co. Shares are clocking price at $52.46 with change of 1.00%. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 114,962 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $6,662,047.90. The insider CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM H DR bought 3,500 shares worth $196,875.

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In other Southwest Airlines news, Director Douglas H. Brooks sold 10,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. (NYSE:LUV) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley.

"The Crew of Flight 861 traveling from Denver to Dallas Saturday night radioed ahead for paramedics to meet the aircraft after a pressurization issue in flight", the representative of Southwest Airlines told Business Insider. (NYSE:LUV) has a Piotroski F-Score of 5. 31,099 shares were sold by Van de Ven Michael G, worth $1.78 million on Friday, March 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 43 investors sold LUV shares while 274 reduced holdings. 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more from 441.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

The major stock indexes jumped as shareholders interpreted the news as a sign trade tensions between the world's leading economies were thawing. Hancock, Mississippi-based fund reported 240,263 shares. (NYSE:LUV) is now 0.97374. Dubuque Bancorp Trust holds 0.01% or 1,300 shares. Finally, American International Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Southwest Airlines by 2.5% in the fourth quarter.

Southwest Airlines made headlines last month when a passenger was killed during an emergency landing. (NYSE:LUV)'s ROIC is 0.179329. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. Moreover, Oakbrook Investments Ltd has 0.21% invested in Southwest Airlines Co.

The stock has current RSI value of 40.15. Virtu Financial Llc reported 9,543 shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Southwest Airlines from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $68.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. The ratio is determined by dividing a company's current share price by its earnings per share. The stock has been moved at -2.36 percent over the last six months and -8.77 percent during past year. LUV's profit will be $800.13 million for 9.37 P/E if the $1.38 EPS becomes a reality. The airline reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.01. The hedge fund run by Charles Paquelet held 80,900 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.30M, down from 107,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sumitomo Life Insur Communications owns 21,620 shares.

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