Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) is set for another landmark as it hit the volume of 7.84 million

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) open the trading on Wednesday, with a bit cautious approach as it glided -1.06% to $28.03, before settling in for the price of $28.33 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, LUV posted a 52-week range of $21.91-$39.53.

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The Industrials Sector giants’ yearly sales growth during the last 5-year period was 15.47%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was -29.89%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 2.95%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $596.51 million, simultaneously with a float of $593.72 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $16.72 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $31.35, while the 200-day Moving Average is $30.08.

Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Ownership Facts and Figures

Sometimes it helps to make our mind if we keep our tabs on how bigger investors are working with the stock of the Airlines industry. Southwest Airlines Co’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.49%, in contrast to 82.19% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on May 02 ’23, this organization’s EVP, Chief Commercial Officer sold 4,936 shares at the rate of 29.94, making the entire transaction reach 147,787 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 26,361.

Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Earnings and Revenue Records

So, what does the last quarter earnings report of the company that was made public on 12/30/2023 suggests? It has posted $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) beating the forecaster’s viewpoint (set at $0.11) by $0.26. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.84 per share during the current fiscal year.

Southwest Airlines Co’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 2.95% and is forecasted to reach 2.35 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 22.46% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the -29.89% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

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 1.07. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.75. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $38.12, and its Beta score is 1.14. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.64.

In the same vein, LUV’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 0.74, a figure that is expected to reach -0.30 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 2.35 at the market close of one year from today.

Technical Analysis of Southwest Airlines Co (LUV)

[Southwest Airlines Co, LUV] recent stats showed that its last 5-days Average volume was superior the volume it posted in the year-ago period. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 34.34% While, its Average True Range was 0.68.

Raw Stochastic average of Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 43.25%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 15.43% 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 22.57% that was lower than 41.23% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.