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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Stock Could Soon Reward Patient Investors

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is -9.33% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $30.20 and a high of $50.10 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The LUV stock was last observed hovering at around $31.06 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.53%.

Currently trading at $30.53, the stock is -10.00% and -12.68% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 15.11 million and changing -1.71% at the moment leaves the stock -16.92% off its SMA200. LUV registered -24.13% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -21.25%.

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The stock witnessed a -11.69% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -19.68%, and is -8.51% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.96% over the week and 2.51% over the month.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) has around 66656 employees, a market worth around $18.32B and $23.81B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 38.65 and Fwd P/E is 7.94. Profit margin for the company is 2.30%. Distance from 52-week low is 1.09% and -39.06% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (3.40%).

Southwest Airlines Co. is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/27/2023.The EPS is expected to shrink by -47.70% this year.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 593.00M, and float is at 591.67M with Short Float at 1.71%.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Insider Activity

A total of 19 insider transactions have happened at Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 12 and purchases happening 7 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by MONTFORD JOHN T,the company’sDirector. SEC filings show that MONTFORD JOHN T sold 2,250 shares of the company’s common stock on Nov 10 at a price of $38.87 per share for a total of $87458.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 21046.0 shares.

Southwest Airlines Co. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 27 that MONTFORD JOHN T (Director) sold a total of 2,300 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 27 and was made at $45.70 per share for $0.11 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 23296.0 shares of the LUV stock.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) that is trading 10.60% up over the past 12 months and United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) that is 32.52% higher over the same period. American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) is 4.56% up on the 1-year trading charts.

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