Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)- Analysts Opinions Crush Stocks Estimates


Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) presented as an active mover, shares inched down -0.16% to trade at $61.58 in most recent trading session. The firm has floated short ratio of 2.95%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 3.96.

Profitability Analysis

Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) attains returns on investment ratio of 17.50%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI. To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at positive 16.90%, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is

15.00% and 73.00% respectively.

Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at 37.70%. Usually, financial analysts consider return on equity ratios in the 15-20% range as an attractive level of investment quality. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was -1.80% and monthly performance was 0.29%. The stock price of LUV is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -1.13% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 1.82%.

Retaining Analysis

By continuing deep analysis, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) making a luring appeal for passive investors, the firm attains price to earnings ratio of 16.65 and its current ratio stands at 0.70. The price to current year EPS has -2.90%. To see more absolute value, taking notice on its price to next year’s EPS that cloud be 21.57%, according to Thomson Reuter. The co has dividend yield of 1.04% that is also considered as effective indicator. To see the ratio analysis, the debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.36 for seeing its liquidity position.

Always volatility measures make charm for active trader; price volatility of stock was 1.79% for a week and 1.80% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.13. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Spinning Stocks.” Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)‘s institutional ownership was registered as 79.10% while insider ownership was 0.10%. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.90 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -1.80%.


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