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Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV)
Stock Analysis

▼ -0.48%-0.23

Stock Analysis

The following stock analysis is based on 8.1 years of data (i.e. since Oct 31, 2012). All the stock history has been downloaded.

Stock Exchange

Southwest Airlines Company trades on the NYSE exchange in USD dollars.


It is in the sector.

Current Status of Southwest Airlines Company

It is currently trading at $47.59 ($47.82 the previous day).It pays a 0.75% dividend.


The next reporting date is in 53 days (2021 01 28).

The current Canada / US exchange rate is 1.278.

Over the past 12 months, $0 worth of shares have been purchased and $75764487 worth of shares have been sold by insiders.

Will This Trend Continue?

The year over year average increase is -0.8% per year assuming steady exponential growth. The actual 5 year average is 1.44. Details on the individual increase in one year intervals is provided below.

Past PerformanceAverage PricePercent Change
1 year40.223388888889-22.9- Below Average
2 year52.182380952381-8.1- Below Average
3 year56.7573839662450.6- Below Average
4 year56.3999595141735.5+ Above Average
5 year41.6179087452472.1+ Above Average
Southwest Airlines Company is projected by analysts to get to $50.00 within the next 12 months (5.1%), but preticted targets range from as high as $59.00 (24%) and as low as $40(-15.9%).


The worst drop it has had in recent years is -63.8%. It has a shape to the stock curve, which means

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Southwest Airlines (LUV) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 22:45:10 In the latest trading session, Southwest Airlines (LUV) closed at $47.59, marking a -0.48% move from the previous day.... Read Full Article

Vaccine Supply Chains Bend But Don't Break

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 20:17:03 (Bloomberg Opinion) -- It’s been one terrible year, but it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate how corporate America has risen to the challenges of the moment — especially when it comes to manufacturing and transporting essentials like vaccines. ...... Read Full Article

Why New Pandemic Headwinds Could Knock Down Airline Stocks

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:31:00 The latest spike in coronavirus cases is cutting into air travel and putting pressure on bookings for next year.... Read Full Article

Southwest (LUV) Warns More Than 6,000 Employees of Job Cuts

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:26:05 Southwest Airlines (LUV) issues a notice to more than 1,200 pilots and 1,500 flight attendants among others, suggesting that their jobs could be in peril.... Read Full Article

LUV Stock: Is It A Buy? What Earnings, Value Metrics, Stock Chart Show Today

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 00:45:29 On Feb. 24, LUV stock gapped down and fell 4.3%. It also tripped below the 50-day moving average in heavy volume. That triggered a key sell rule.... Read Full Article

Southwest Airlines Threatens to Furlough Employees for the First Time Ever

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 21:44:00 Frustrated with efforts to secure wage cuts from pilots, flight attendants, and other employees, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) on Thursday put wheels in motion to furlough up to 6,828 employees early next year. The industry has been busy cutting costs, but ...... Read Full Article

Southwest tells employees it could furlough thousands next year

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:35:00 Southwest Airlines Co. on Thursday told more than 6,800 employees that their jobs are at risk without concessions from labor unions or federal aid as the pandemic continues to cut demand for air travel, the Wall Street Journal reported. The furloughs, ...... Read Full Article

Southwest Air Warns It May Furlough Over 6,800 Employees

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 19:38:00 Southwest Airlines warned that it could furlough 6,800 employees as the carrier and its labor unions lock horns over how to cut costs.... Read Full Article

Why Airline Shares Soared Higher in November

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:59:00 Airline shares took flight in November, buoyed by news of progress in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL), and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) led the charge higher, up 31.4%, 25.3%, and 17.2% ...... Read Full Article

Airline Ticket Sales Are Ailing. But Southwest Stock Should Fly High Next Year, Analyst Says.

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:42:00 Cowen’s Helane Becker raised her price target on the stock on Tuesday and called Southwest her top pick for 2021, seeing “significant upside” in the shares.... Read Full Article

Restaurants and Airlines Are Getting Hammered by the Covid-19 Surge. Why Analysts Say Buy the Dip in the Stocks.

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:51:00 Travel and dining trends are weakening as Covid-19 cases surge, prompting states to reimpose lockdowns and restrictions on businesses.... Read Full Article

Boeing's 737 Max Certified to Fly: 4 Airline Stocks in Focus

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:39:01 American Airlines (AAL) and United Airlines (UAL) have recently revealed their respective plans on resuming Boeing 737 MAX flights in the near future.... Read Full Article

Southwest Airlines Encourages Customers To Join The Global Generosity Movement By Giving Back On Giving Tuesday

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:00:00 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today celebrates Giving Tuesday by encouraging Rapid Rewards® Members to join the Company in giving back to organizations whose missions are aimed at transforming lives and championing communities across the nation through the carrier's Points ...... Read Full Article

US government should inflict 'pain' on airlines before the industry can be saved: former auto czar

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:46:00 The airlines may have to pay up if they want to be saved, according to Willett Advisors chairman and CEO Steven Rattner.... Read Full Article

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Southwest Airlines: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:19:05 There are multiple catalysts painting a positive picture for the airline... Read Full Article

Airline Stocks Face Short-Term Struggles, but Analysts Expect a Strong Rebound

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:15:00 Some analysts are getting more bullish on the sector—pinning hopes on a vaccine-fueled recovery that will take hold later in 2021 and into 2022.... Read Full Article

Southwest (LUV) Gains 42% in Six Months Despite Coronavirus Woes

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:28:01 Southwest (LUV) is gaining on the back of low fuel prices, cost-cutting measures and a sound liquidity position among other factors.... Read Full Article

Here's Why Investors Should Avoid American Airlines and Focus on Southwest

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:00:00 In this Motley Fool Live clip from Nov. 19, Motley Fool contributor Lou Whiteman and "The Wrap" host Jason Hall talk about why Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is set up well to take share from rivals including American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) ...... Read Full Article

JetBlue Falls as Air Travel Stays Off Our Vacation Lists

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:16:55 JetBlue Airways Corp (NASDAQ:JBLU) tumbled more than 5% after saying it will likely fly at 45% to 50% capacity in the fourth quarter compared to last year. Quarterly revenue is set to decrease approximately 70% year-over-year, as compared to the previous planning assumption ...... Read Full Article