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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 1.94% today. In the last week its performance is 4.43%, and -1.53% for the past quarter. Currently, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has a target price of 48.25, so today’s gain of 1.94% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.31%.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), has a market cap of 23661.84, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 79.20%.

At the current price of 38.89, it has a dividend yield of 1.03%, and its target price is 48.25. This is with a profit margin of 12.00%, and total debt/equity of 0.45. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has a P/E of 10.29, as well as a forward P/E of 10.12.

With a current EPS of 3.78, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 1.53%,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 13.94%.

Performance for the year is 2.11%. Since its IPO date on 1/2/1980, the total performance to date is -9.06%.

Volume today for Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), is 9179200, while its average volume is 6988.62. Whilst the total gain today was 1.94%, it did have a day high of -0.70%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.72%, and 2.33% for the month. The 52-week low for Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has been 15.31%, while the 52-week-high has reached -23.61%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 26.30%, and its return on assets is 11.30%. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has an operating margin of 21.80%. With a sales growth of 5.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Southwest Airlines Co., LUV is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.32, 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 0.74, and the P/S is 1.15, along with a P/B of 3.14. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.93.

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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