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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 27584.68. It is in the Regional Airlines industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 12.7, a forward P/E of 10.04 and EPS of 3.4. At a stock price of 42.92 (-0.60%) it has a dividend yield of 0.93%.

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 6.07% and more long-term 15.28% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 18.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 10.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 9.30%.

For performance, Southwest Airlines Co. the past week has seen a gain of 5.21%. For the last month performance for Southwest Airlines Co. is 8.55%. While the last quarter is -8.10% and half year, 9.03%. Finally for the year, performance is 25.17%.

The 52-week high for Southwest Airlines Co., is at -15.92%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 31.04%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.94% and 1.20% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 3.20%, and for the month it is 2.81%. Southwest Airlines Co., has a target price of 52.58.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.33, and for total debt/equity Southwest Airlines Co. has 0.46. The gross margin is 75.20%, while operating margin is 21.20%, the profit margin is 11.10%. The current ratio is 0.6 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 80.30%. Southwest Airlines Co. has a payout ratio of 8.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 638.83. The shares float is 637.69, with the float short at 1.63%, with short ratio coming to 1.58.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Southwest Airlines Co., get 10.50%, with its returns on investment at 26.30%. Return on equity is 31.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 52.58, 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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