Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) – News Heater

Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) went down by -1.00% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $64.75. The company’s stock price has collected 0.29% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 05/02/21 that Big Pension Bought Up Reopening Stocks Carnival, Exxon, and Southwest Airlines

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Is It Worth Investing in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE :LUV) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for LUV is at 1.24. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 14 analysts out of 21 who provided ratings for Southwest Airlines Co. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $69.28, which is $7.38 above the current price. LUV currently public float of 588.84M and currently shorts hold a 2.70% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LUV was 7.57M shares.

LUV’s Market Performance

LUV stocks went up by 0.29% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.39% and a quarterly performance of 38.76%, while its annual performance rate touched 112.62%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.83% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.56% for Southwest Airlines Co.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.51% for LUV stocks with a simple moving average of 34.11% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LUV

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LUV stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for LUV by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for LUV in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $66 based on the research report published on April 14th of the current year 2021.

Argus, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LUV reach a price target of $68. The rating they have provided for LUV stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on March 23rd, 2021.

Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “Buy” to LUV, setting the target price at $64 in the report published on February 22nd of the current year.

LUV Trading at 2.85% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LUV to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.02% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.56%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.83%, as shares sank -1.30% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.69% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LUV rose by +0.29%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +81.67% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $62.43. In addition, Southwest Airlines Co. saw 33.34% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LUV starting from MONTFORD JOHN T, who sale 500 shares at the price of $61.85 back on Mar 15. After this action, MONTFORD JOHN T now owns 22,332 shares of Southwest Airlines Co., valued at $30,925 using the latest closing price.

Jordan Robert E, the EVP Corporate Services of Southwest Airlines Co., sale 28,795 shares at $59.98 during a trade that took place back on Mar 08, which means that Jordan Robert E is holding 141,296 shares at $1,727,196 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LUV

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -52.09 for the present operating margin
  • -30.80 for the gross margin

The net margin for Southwest Airlines Co. stands at -33.97. The total capital return value is set at -27.01, while invested capital returns managed to touch -18.52. Equity return is now at value -29.70, with -8.10 for asset returns.

Based on Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), the company’s capital structure generated 137.44 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 57.88. Total debt to assets is 33.36, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 131.51. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 55.39.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.79, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.48. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.17 and the total asset turnover is 0.28. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.02.

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