The Beach Investment Counsel Inc holds 286,941 shares with $17.83M value, up from 242,171 last quarter. Southwest Airlines's dividend payout ratio is 11.33%. The stock increased 5.26% or $0.0001 on October 12, reaching $0.002. The results of the trading session contributed to over 3,536,057 shares changing hands. Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.
Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Southwest Airlines Co., where 9 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 7 analysts have given a Buy signal, 3 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Therefore 100% are positive. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Thursday, February 23. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, September 27.
Beta is a measure of the risk arising from exposure to general market movements as opposed to idiosyncratic factors. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Evercore. Scout Investments Incorporated stated it has 0.66% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Additionally Southwest Airlines Company announced a dividend for shareholders paid on Thursday September 14th, 2017. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Southwest Airlines during the 2nd quarter valued at $102,000. The insider Jordan Robert E sold 15,273 shares worth $912,148. The insider Lamb Jeff sold $1.21 million.
More notable recent Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Southwest Airlines: Further Upside" on October 10, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Southwest Airlines: The Safe Airline?" published on October 02, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: "Pre-Market Technical Recap on Regional Airlines Stocks - Hawaiian, JetBlue ..." on October 12, 2017. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $0.88 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $4.51. LUV's profit will be $556.80M for 15.82 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.24 actual earnings per share reported by Southwest Airlines Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth.
Community Bank & Trust, Waco, Texas divested its ownership by shedding 127 shares a decrease of 0.2%. Its down 0.07, from 0.9 in 2017Q1.
In other Southwest Airlines news, COO De Ven Michael G. Van sold 15,273 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 18th. 0 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. Shares of LOW have increased 7.24% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 1.88% in that time. 410,495 were accumulated by Strs Ohio.
Among 18 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. Days to cover decreased 0.0 to 2.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.02% as of September 29. 47,700 were reported by Oakbrook Investments Lc. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc sold 43,577 shares as Southwest Airlines Co Com (LUV)'s stock rose 1.26%. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 0.02% stake. Fuller And Thaler Asset Mgmt has 109,470 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio.
Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE LUV) traded down 0.2282% on Friday, hitting $58.6758. Appleton Prtn Ma owns 4,540 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Soros Fund Ltd invested in 0.01% or 4,600 shares.
The average 1-year price target for Southwest Airlines Co. Of the 19 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track LUV 3 of them rate its stock a hold. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Southwest Airlines Co.is 5.26 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 5.43 Billion. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 24. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Friday, September 15 report. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.70% of the company's stock. Montgomery Management Incorporated reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research on Friday, July 22 to "Neutral". The stock returned 6.27% last month which was maintained at -22.03% this year. Another trade for 10,019 shares valued at $1.54 million was sold by Srouji Johny. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (ACWX) by 14,184 shares in the quarter, for a total of 213,572 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard World Fd (MGC). General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) was raised too.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.45, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. Shares for $492,238 were sold by Romo Tammy on Tuesday, May 23. (NASDAQ:PATK). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% or 6,100 shares. Intrust National Bank Na reported 5,136 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 547,243 shares. 23,900 are held by Riverpark Advsr Limited Liability. Icon Advisers reported 60,000 shares. Bamco owns 0.12% invested in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC) for 304,222 shares. Carmignac Gestion invested in 340,000 shares.
State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue, which manages about $1.47 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sunstone Hotel Invs Inc New (NYSE:SHO) by 40,540 shares to 150,274 shares, valued at $2.42 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Argent Tru has 3,173 shares.
Analysts await Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA) to report earnings on October, 18 after the close. Stephens Ar holds 46,647 shares.
Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE:SBGL) ended its day with of 0.64% and registered the last transition at the value of $4.73. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $8.82B company. 92,688 are owned by Commonwealth Equity Services. The company has market cap of $8.82 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: International-Matex Tank Terminals, Atlantic Aviation, Contracted Power (CP) and MIC Hawaii. It has a 57.17 P/E ratio. The Firm provides point-to-point service.