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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$53.37 USD

53.37
2,957,370

+1.36 (2.61%)

Updated May 21, 2019 03:58 PM ET

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SkyWest (SKYW) Surges 33% YTD: What's Behind the Rally?

Fleet modernization efforts and shareholder-friendly initiatives bode well for SkyWest (SKYW).

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Maharathi Basu

A4A's Bullish Summer Travel Forecast: 3 Stocks in Focus

A4A's rosy projection for the upcoming summer season further highlights strong demand for air travel.

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Stock Market News For May 16, 2019

Markets closed in the green on Wednesday after the Trump administration was said to be considering delaying the imposition of auto tariffs for the next six months.

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Southwest (LUV) Hikes Dividend, Announces New Buyback Plan

Southwest Airlines' (LUV) dividend hike and the new buyback plan are indicative of its shareholder-friendly stance. The company has returned in excess of $11 billion to its shareholders since 2010.

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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Azul, Copa, JetBlue, Allegiant and Southwest

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Azul, Copa, JetBlue, Allegiant and Southwest

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Maharathi Basu

Airline Stock Roundup: Earnings Beat at Azul & CPA, JBLU's Traffic Report & More

The decline in April load factor at the likes of JetBlue (JBLU) and Allegiant (ALGT) does not bode well for the airline industry.

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Delta (DAL) Posts Increase in April Traffic & Load Factor

Passengers flying on Delta's (DAL) flights increase 6.6% in April 2019, highlighting the strong demand for air travel.

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Daniel Laboe

Bear Of The Day: American Airlines (AAL)

American Airlines is down almost 20% over the past 52-weeks and analysts continue to adjust earnings downward, but this stock may be oversold.

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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: American Airlines, Southwest, Alaska Air, SkyWest and Spirit

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: American Airlines, Southwest, Alaska Air, SkyWest and Spirit

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Maharathi Basu

Airline Stock Roundup: Q1 Earnings Beat at AAL, LUV, ALK & SKYW

Issues related to Boeing 737 MAX jets hurt first-quarter 2019 earnings of the likes of American Airlines (AAL), which has multiple such planes in its fleet.

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DAL vs. LUV: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now?

DAL vs. LUV: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

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Southwest (LUV) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Top Despite Headwinds

Higher passenger revenues lift Southwest's (LUV) Q1 earnings. However, flight cancellations, effects of the government shutdown and softness in bookings partly spoil results.

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Southwest Airlines (LUV) Q1 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Southwest (LUV) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 14.75% and 0.16%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

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Maharathi Basu

Airline Stock Roundup: UAL, JBLU & HA Earnings Beat, ALGT in Focus

We expect passenger revenues to grow for airline companies that are scheduled to release first-quarter 2019 numbers in the coming days.

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Canadian Pacific's (CP) Shares Down on Q1 Earnings Miss

High operating expenses dampen Canadian Pacific's (CP) Q1 earnings. Operating ratio also declines in the quarter.

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Hawaiian Holdings (HA) Q1 Earnings Top, Revenues Miss Mark

Decline in passenger revenues affects Hawaiian Holdings' (HA) Q1 results.

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JetBlue (JBLU) Up on Q1 Earnings Beat, Upbeat RASM View

High labor costs result in JetBlue's (JBLU) first-quarter 2019 earnings declining year over year. However, impressive unit revenue projection for the second quarter is encouraging.

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Earnings Preview: Southwest Airlines (LUV) Q1 Earnings Expected to Decline

Southwest (LUV) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

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Will High Operating Costs Ail Southwest (LUV) Q1 Earnings?

Low demand from the government shutdown as well as numerous flight cancellations due to maintenance disruptions and the MAX 8 groundings might affect Southwest's (LUV) Q1 results.

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United Continental (UAL) Q1 Earnings Top & Rise Y/Y, Stock Up

United Continental (UAL) witnesses an uptick in passenger revenues in first-quarter 2019, courtesy of solid demand for air travel. Reduction in unit costs is an added positive.

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Maharathi Basu

Airline Stock Roundup: DAL's Q1 Earnings Beat, JBLU's Revised View & More

As was the case with Delta's (DAL) Q1 results, we expect other carriers to benefit from high passenger revenues.

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Delta Air Lines (DAL) Up on Q1 Earnings Beat, Upbeat View

Delta (DAL) stock gains in pre-market trading on the back of a strong Q1 earnings report and bullish projections.

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Maharathi Basu

Airline Stock Roundup: AAL Gives Update on MAX 737 Grounding, HA, LUV in Focus

American Airlines (AAL) and Southwest Airlines (LUV) extend the grounding tenure of Boeing 737 Max jets in their fleet. We expect other carriers with such jets to follow suit.

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Hawaiian Airlines' March Load Factor Falls, Q1 View Tweaked

With capacity expansion outpacing traffic growth, Hawaiian Holdings (HA) arm Hawaiian Airlines' load factor falls in March. Additionally, the carrier revises Q1 unit revenue and cost outlook.

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American Airlines Extends 737 MAX Grounding Tenure As Well

To mitigate the harassments caused by the prolonged cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX jets in its fleet, American Airlines (AAL) aims to contact the affected customers with available re-bookings.

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