EPS for Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) forecasted at $0.81

Lester Mason
April 16, 2018

Par Capital Management Inc sold 782,400 shares as Southwest Airls Co (LUV)'s stock declined 14.07%.

Among 20 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. In looking the SMA 50 we see that the stock has seen a -4.54% while it has a distance of -5.44% from the 200 days simple moving average.

Tcw Group Inc increased its stake in Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TSEM) by 132.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Among 7 analysts covering TowerJazz (NASDAQ:TSEM), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Southwest Airlines during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,126,000. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC now owns 592,507 shares of the airline's stock valued at $38,780,000 after purchasing an additional 15,244 shares in the last quarter. The stock decreased 1.19% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $29.8. About 141,159 shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) has declined 10.09% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 179.09% the S&P500. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Southwest Airlines will post 4.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) had a decrease of 7.66% in short interest. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.90 EPS. LUV's profit would be $476.23 million giving it 17.00 P/E if the $0.81 EPS is correct.

Shifting the focus to some earnings data, we have noted that the current quarter EPS consensus estimate for Southwest Airlines Co.

LUV registered $7.80 million net activity with 1 insider purchase and 8 sales since October 17, 2017.

On Friday, April 13, Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) shares. On Friday, March 2 Van de Ven Michael G sold $1.78M worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 41,668 shs.

In other news, EVP Robert E. Jordan sold 13,939 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 28th. BROOKS DOUGLAS H sold $600,491 worth of stock.

Institutions own 45.10% of The Meet Group, Inc. On Wednesday, February 21 a trade for 2,300 shs valued at $133,466 was made by Romo Tammy.

Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.22, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Southwest Airlines by 2.0% during the fourth quarter. 116 funds amassed stakes and 188 increased stakes. Engineers Gate Manager Lp holds 33,439 shs or 0.15% of its capital. Cadence National Bank & Trust Na invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 11,658 shares. Qs Investors Lc invested in 0.2% or 474,215 shares. Kentucky Retirement Fund stated it has 0.78% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Cypress Asset Mngmt Tx reported 0.12% stake. Tarbox Family Office Inc accumulated 1,017 shares. (NYSE:LUV) for 337 shs. Security Commercial Bank Of So Dak holds 0.94% or 12,901 shares.

Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking accumulated 317,067 shs. On Monday, January 8 the firm has "Buy" rating by Stephens given. (NYSE:LUV) for 432,950 shares. 2,300 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Buffington Mohr Mcneal holds 4,920 shares. Tributary Cap Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:D) or 76,748 shares. Southwest Airlines's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 14.29%. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. 73% are bullish. 17 are the (NYSE:LUV)'s analyst reports since October 27, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, July 27. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, July 24 report. They presently have a $57.00 price target on the airline's stock. (NYSE:LUV) with "Overweight" rating. A stock that maintains a relatively stable price has low volatility. They set an "equal weight" rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. (NYSE:LUV) earned "Buy" rating by Stephens on Friday, January 26.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Southwest Airlines (LUV) Given New $69.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley" was reported by The Lincolnian Online and is the property of of The Lincolnian Online. (NYSE:LUV) is 15. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $53 target. On Monday, January 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Sell". (NYSE:LUV) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Friday, October 27. Southwest Airlines presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $54.25. Therefore 75% are positive. Dominion Midstream had 46 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of LendingTree, Inc. Drexel Hamilton maintained the shares of TSEM in report on Tuesday, November 7 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton on Monday, April 2 with "Buy". Imperial Capital has "Outperform" rating and $64 target. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy" on Thursday, December 10. (NASDAQ:TREE) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, June 15 by Oppenheimer. On Wednesday, November 1 the rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight".

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1.3 in 2017Q3. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.10% of the company's stock. 86 funds opened positions while 336 raised stakes. Penobscot Mgmt Co Inc holds 3,825 shares. Peavine Capital Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.11% in Apple Inc. Corporate investors have 81.70% stake in the business as Beta Factor, which is commonly used to evaluate perils of the safety measures, was 1.15. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt owns 206,280 shares. Baillie Gifford & invested 0.03% in Apple Inc. Landscape Ltd Llc invested 0.15% of its portfolio in LendingTree, Inc. United American Securities Inc who had been investing in Southwest Airls Co Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $32.38B market cap company. It does not measure the risk of an investment held on a stand-alone basis, but the amount of risk the investment adds to an already-diversified portfolio. Investors may also be tracking which industry leaders come out on top during the latest round of earnings reports. They expect $0.75 EPS, down 21.88% or $0.21 from last year's $0.96 per share. SLB's profit will be $554.38 million for 42.47 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. Tru Of Vermont has 0% invested in Southwest Airlines Co.

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