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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 2.94% today. In the last week its performance is -2.80%, and -12.09% for the past quarter. Currently, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has a target price of 49.27, so today’s gain of 2.94% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.04%.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), has a market cap of 23550.26, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 80.10%.

At the current price of 37.49, it has a dividend yield of 1.10%, and its target price is 49.27. 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 9.64, as well as a forward P/E of 9.26.

With a current EPS of 3.78, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 2.26%,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 -3.15%. Since its IPO date on 1/2/1980, the total performance to date is -15.07%.

Volume today for Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), is 3598328, while its average volume is 7274.31. Whilst the total gain today was 2.94%, it did have a day high of -16.69%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.44%, and 2.58% for the month. The 52-week low for Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has been 14.46%, while the 52-week-high has reached -26.56%.

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 0.69, and the P/S is 1.15, along with a P/B of 2.94. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.9.

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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