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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) which is in the industry Regional Airlines, gaining 1.20% today. In the last week its performance is 4.54%, and -10.18% for the past quarter. Currently, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has a target price of 52.73, so today’s gain of 1.20% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.33%.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), has a market cap of 25082.33, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 80.30%.

At the current price of 39.6, it has a dividend yield of 1.02%, and its target price is 52.73. This is with a profit margin of 11.10%, and total debt/equity of 0.46. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has a P/E of 11.51, as well as a forward P/E of 8.92.

With a current EPS of 3.4, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.34%,Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 39.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 17.60%.

Performance for the year is 18.01%. Since its IPO date on 01/02/1980, the total performance to date is -8.75%.

Volume today for Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), is 1185328, while its average volume is 6586.82. Whilst the total gain today was 1.20%, it did have a day high of -16.43%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.47%, and 2.99% for the month. The 52-week low for Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has been 23.49%, while the 52-week-high has reached -22.43%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 26.30%, and its return on assets is 10.50%. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has an operating margin of 21.20%. With a sales growth of 9.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Southwest Airlines Co., LUV is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.33, and has a current ratio of 0.6 and 0.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Southwest Airlines Co.? Well its PEG is 0.65, and the P/S is 1.24, along with a P/B of 3.35. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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