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How has Southwest Airlines Co.:(NYSE:LUV) performed recently?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 23789.61. It is in the Regional Airlines industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 10.35, a forward P/E of 10.18 and EPS of 3.78. At a stock price of 39.1 (-0.15%) it has a dividend yield of 1.02%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 39.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by 99.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 1.53% and more long-term 13.94% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 42.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 10.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 5.30%.

For performance, Southwest Airlines Co. the past week has seen a gain of 2.71%. For the last month performance for Southwest Airlines Co. is 5.82%. While the last quarter is -1.62% and half year, -9.96%. Finally for the year, performance is 3.76%.

The 52-week high for Southwest Airlines Co., is at -23.20%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 15.93%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.18% and -3.35% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.47%, and for the month it is 2.46%. Southwest Airlines Co., has a target price of 48.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.32, and for total debt/equity Southwest Airlines Co. has 0.45. The gross margin is 76.00%, while operating margin is 21.80%, the profit margin is 12.00%. The current ratio is 0.6 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 79.20%. Southwest Airlines Co. has a payout ratio of 8.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 608.43. The shares float is 600.77, with the float short at 2.03%, with short ratio coming to 1.73.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Southwest Airlines Co., get 11.30%, with its returns on investment at 26.30%. Return on equity is 33.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 48.25, reached soon?

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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