Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Earns Buy Rating from Stifel Nicolaus

Regentatlantic Limited Liability invested in 31,657 shares or 0.18% of the stock. About 586 shares traded. It is down 37.12% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc sold 74,500 shares as Southwest Airls Co (LUV)'s stock rose 1.26%. The company has market cap of $1.42 billion. The stock rose 0.20% or $0.12 reaching $58.67. About 2.34M shares traded.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

More notable recent Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Southwest Airlines: Further Upside" on October 10, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Southwest Airlines: The Safe Airline?" published on October 02, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: "Pre-Market Technical Recap on Regional Airlines Stocks - Hawaiian, JetBlue ..." on October 12, 2017.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates Southwest Airlines, a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 3 think it is Overweight. They expect $0.93 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.93 per share. LUV's profit will be $556.86 million for 15.77 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. raised its position in shares of Southwest Airlines by 16.6% in the third quarter. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (ACWX) by 14,184 shares in the quarter, for a total of 213,572 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard World Fd (MGC).

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 17.97, a price to book ratio of 4.17, and a price to sales ratio of 1.69. 3,823 shares were sold by Shaw Mark R, worth $226,035. Shares for $302,626 were sold by Wells Gregory D on Friday, May 19. The insider Jordan Robert E sold 15,273 shares worth $912,148. Insiders sold 118,740 shares of company stock worth $6,923,568 over the last quarter. The firm shares 50 day moving average were calculated 3.90%. Additionally Southwest Airlines Company announced a dividend for shareholders paid on Thursday September 14th, 2017. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. Therefore 25% are positive. The airline reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.01. The rating was upgraded by UBS on Tuesday, August 4 to "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Monday, May 29 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, October 27. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of LUV in report on Thursday, July 30 to "Overweight" rating. As per Friday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. Credit Suisse maintained Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) rating on Tuesday, April 12. Suntrust Robinson initiated Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC) rating on Tuesday, March 21. The stock is a Buy among 13 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research.

Community Bank & Trust, Waco, Texas divested its ownership by shedding 127 shares a decrease of 0.2%. Its down 0.07, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold LUV shares while 291 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. The volume of 2.03 Million shares climbed up over an trading activity of 1.35 Million shares. Soros Fund Ltd invested in 0.01% or 4,600 shares. Bankshares Of Hawaii holds 0.07% or 12,906 shares. Loomis Sayles And L P owns 142,421 shares or 0.03% of their U.S. portfolio. Kcm Advisors Ltd Com accumulated 0.02% or 5,935 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested in 42,070 shares. Fred Alger Mngmt has 0% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Nomura holds 0.1% or 640,960 shares in its portfolio.

Another recent and important Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: "Amdocs (DOX) Maintains Core Business Focus, Risks Remain" on September 22, 2017. A 16 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of LUV or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Therefore 86% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 52 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROKU) closed at $23.63 by scoring -0.13%. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 23 with "Outperform". As per Friday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 5. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, November 12 to "Equal Weight". Suntrust Robinson has "Buy" rating and $92 target. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 182,302 shares in the company, valued at $10,416,736.28. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, August 8.

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