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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 1.82% today. In the last week its performance is 8.33%, and -7.36% for the past quarter. Currently, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has a target price of 52.58, so today’s gain of 1.82% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.11%.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), has a market cap of 27671.97, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 80.20%.

At the current price of 43.17, it has a dividend yield of 0.93%, and its target price is 52.58. 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 12.7, as well as a forward P/E of 9.85.

With a current EPS of 3.4, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.53%,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 17.60%.

Performance for the year is 28.24%. Since its IPO date on 1/2/1980, the total performance to date is 0.68%.

Volume today for Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), is 5989300, while its average volume is 6564.16. Whilst the total gain today was 1.82%, it did have a day high of -4.07%.

Volatility for this week has been at 3.28%, and 2.88% for the month. The 52-week low for Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has been 31.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -15.43%.

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 0.72, and the P/S is 1.37, along with a P/B of 3.69. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.73.

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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