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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$62.30 USD


+2.37 (3.95%)

Updated May 14, 2021 04:00 PM ET

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5Strong Sell3.06%

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D Value F Growth B Momentum F VGM

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Bottom 11% (224 out of 251)

Industry: Transportation - Airline

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Company Summary

Based in Dallas, TX, Southwest Airlines is a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and 'ten near-international' markets. The company, incorporated in Texas in 1967, commenced operations on Jun 18, 1971, with three Boeing 737 jets serving the cities of Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

Per the U.S. Department of Transportation's latest available data, Southwest Airlines has emerged as the largest domestic air carrier (measured in terms of the number of domestic originating passengers boarded) in the United States. During 2018, the carrier commenced operating flights from Indianapolis, San Jose, Sacramento, Columbus, ...

General Information

Southwest Airlines Co.


DALLAS, TX 75235

Phone: 214-792-4000

Fax: 214-792-5015


Email: NA

Industry Transportation - Airline
Sector Transportation
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 3/31/2021
Next EPS Date 7/22/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate -0.60
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate -1.55
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 6.00
Next EPS Report Date 7/22/2021

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 59.93
52 Week High 64.75
52 Week Low 23.75
Beta 1.25
20 Day Moving Average 5,423,762.00
Target Price Consensus 60.18


% Price Change
4 Week -4.78
12 Week 15.36
YTD 28.58
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week -3.44
12 Week 9.79
YTD 17.43
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 591.29
Market Capitalization (millions) 35,436.25
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 2/16/2001
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Annual Dividend $0.00
Payout Ratio NA
Change in Payout Ratio NA
Last Dividend Payout / Amount NA / $0.00

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) NA
Trailing 12 Months NA
PEG Ratio NA
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year -1,046.67%
vs. Previous Quarter -33.33%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year -51.54%
vs. Previous Quarter 1.94%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 3.90
Price/Cash Flow NA
Price / Sales 5.16
3/31/21 -46.10
12/31/20 -36.43
9/30/20 -22.65
3/31/21 -12.60
12/31/20 -10.60
9/30/20 -7.23
Current Ratio
3/31/21 1.97
12/31/20 2.02
9/30/20 2.07
Quick Ratio
3/31/21 1.91
12/31/20 1.97
9/30/20 2.01
Operating Margin
3/31/21 -64.81
12/31/20 -38.85
9/30/20 -17.55
Net Margin
3/31/21 -41.71
12/31/20 -33.97
9/30/20 -12.94
Pre-Tax Margin
3/31/21 -57.76
12/31/20 -47.04
9/30/20 -17.70
Book Value
3/31/21 15.38
12/31/20 15.04
9/30/20 16.55
Inventory Turnover
3/31/21 17.37
12/31/20 21.76
9/30/20 23.91
3/31/21 1.20
12/31/20 1.17
9/30/20 1.07
Debt to Capital
3/31/21 54.49
12/31/20 54.00
9/30/20 51.59