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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) went up 1.28% yesterday: Is this the Most Sought-After Stock Today?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) started the day on January 13, 2022, with a price increase of 1.28% at $45.79. During the day, the stock rose to $46.49 and sunk to $45.24 before settling in for the price of $45.21 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, LUV posted a 52-week range of $38.66-$64.75.

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It was noted that the giant of the Industrials sector posted annual sales growth of -14.50% over the last 5 years. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was -29.70%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is -229.20%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $592.00 million, simultaneously with a float of $590.05 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $26.23 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $44.92, while the 200-day Moving Average is $52.08.

It is quite fundamental to gauge the extent of the productivity of the business which is accounted for 53984 workers. It has generated 160,142 per worker during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, its income per employee was -54,407. The stock had 8.17 Receivables turnover and 0.28 Total Asset turnover. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was -30.80, operating margin was -52.09 and Pretax Margin of -47.04.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Ownership Facts and Figures

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are working with this stock of the Airlines Industry. Southwest Airlines Co.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.32%, in contrast to 79.30% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Dec 09, this organization’s Director sold 540 shares at the rate of 43.88, making the entire transaction reach 23,697 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 24,442. Preceding that transaction, on Oct 27, Company’s Director sold 11,188 for 47.34, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 529,601. This particular insider is now the holder of 8,056 in total.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Earnings and Revenue Records

In the latest quarterly report released, which was put into the public domain on 9/29/2021, the organization reported -$0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the three months, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at -$0.27) by $0.04. This company achieved a net margin of -33.97 while generating a return on equity of -32.86. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of -0.15 per share during the current fiscal year.

Southwest Airlines Co.’s EPS decrease for this current 12-month fiscal period is -229.20% and is forecasted to reach 1.90 in the upcoming year.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Trading Performance Indicators

Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 2.00. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 1.40. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 2.06. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 18.93.

In the same vein, LUV’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded -0.04, a figure that is expected to reach 0.01 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 1.90 at the market close of one year from today.

Technical Analysis of Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

If we take a close look at the recent performances of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), its last 5-days Average volume was 7.6 million that shows plunge from its year to date volume of 8.47 million. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 81.69% While, its Average True Range was 1.36.

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Raw Stochastic average of Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 40.35%, which indicates a major fall in contrast to 87.95% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 21.02% that was lower than 33.74% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.

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