Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): Price and Financial Metrics

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): $44.61

-0.82 (-1.80%)

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  • LUV scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 90.09% of US stocks.
  • LUV's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving up over the last 160 days.
  • LUV ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 13th percentile.

LUV Stock Summary

  • LUV has a higher market value than 90.01% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $26,890,921,375.
  • LUV's went public 36.07 years ago, making it older than 92.74% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • LUV's current price/earnings ratio is 13,445.46, which is higher than 99.96% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Southwest Airlines Co, a group of peers worth examining would be JOB, CHGG, VCEL, RDY, and MLP.
  • LUV's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Southwest Airlines Co's official web site, go to

LUV Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, LUV's price/sales ratio is 9.09% lower, now standing at 3.
  • LUV's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.7 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, LUV's price/earnings ratio has gone down 40.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LUV.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LUV 2021-08-26 3.0 3.1 -18.6 -16.3
LUV 2021-08-25 3.1 3.1 -18.9 -16.7
LUV 2021-08-24 3.0 3.1 -18.8 -16.5
LUV 2021-08-23 2.9 3.0 -18.0 -15.8
LUV 2021-08-20 2.8 2.9 -17.5 -15.4
LUV 2021-08-19 2.8 2.9 -17.5 -15.4

LUV Growth Metrics

    The 2 year price growth rate now stands at -43.92%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -257.45%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -33.45%.
LUV's revenue has moved down $7,480,000,000 over the prior 67 months.

The table below shows LUV's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 12,752 1,479 2
2021-06-30 9,866 1,004 -1,601
2021-03-31 6,866 -104 -2,864
2020-12-31 9,048 -1,127 -3,074
2020-09-30 12,765 294 -1,653
2020-06-30 16,611 2,435 163

LUV's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • LUV has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 88.21% of graded US stocks.
  • LUV's asset turnover comes in at 0.351 -- ranking 54th of 137 Transportation stocks.
  • JBLU, DAL, and UAL are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with LUV.

The table below shows LUV's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.351 0.623 0.014
2021-06-30 0.274 0.588 -0.067
2021-03-31 0.194 0.518 -0.133
2020-12-31 0.273 0.576 -0.161
2020-09-30 0.412 0.627 -0.092
2020-06-30 0.579 0.660 0.014

LUV Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of LUV, see our LUV price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $65.51 Average Broker Recommendation 1.48 (Moderate Buy)

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LUV Price/Volume Stats

Current price $44.61 52-week high $64.75
Prev. close $45.43 52-week low $38.66
Day low $44.51 Volume 4,180,361
Day high $45.69 Avg. volume 7,755,251
50-day MA $44.62 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $51.82 Market Cap 26.41B

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Company Bio

Southwest Airlines operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States, Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, and the Dominican Republic. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Latest LUV News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Southwest Airlines Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate LUV as an investment opportunity.

Woman sues Southwest, says airline ejected her for removing mask to drink water

Southwest Airlines Co was sued for $10 million on Tuesday by a 68-year-old Florida woman who said the carrier ejected her from a flight because she periodically needed to remove her mask to drink water. Medora Clai Reading said she was wrongly removed from a Jan. 7, 2021, flight to Palm Beach, Florida, from Washington, D.C. after a hostile flight attendant kept demanding that she keep her mask on despite medical issues, including a heart condition and low blood sugar, requiring that she stay hydrated. Southwest had no immediate comment, having yet to review the complaint.

Yahoo | January 18, 2022

Are Any Airline Stocks Buys Ahead Of United, American Earnings?

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Yahoo | January 18, 2022

‘5G and airline safety can co-exist,’ former FAA administrator says

Former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss 5G expansions, safety concerns over flight control interference, and airport infrastructure.

Yahoo | January 18, 2022

Kohl’s jumps on activist investor agitation, airlines sink, Rivian tumbles

Yahoo Finance's Emily McCormick and Adam Shapiro discuss today's trending stocks.

Yahoo | January 18, 2022

Microsoft acquiring Activision ‘is a great extension’ and ‘smart timing,’ tech analyst says

TECHnalysis Research President Bob O’Donnell joins Yahoo Finance Live's Akiko Fujita and Brad Smith to discuss the Microsoft-Activision deal expected to close in 2023, Microsoft becoming a behemoth gaming company, and the problems airlines are facing with 5G.

Yahoo | January 18, 2022

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LUV Price Returns

1-mo 13.34%
3-mo -8.32%
6-mo -12.01%
1-year -4.90%
3-year -11.98%
5-year -9.45%
YTD 4.13%
2021 -8.09%
2020 -13.32%
2019 17.72%
2018 -28.21%
2017 32.40%

Continue Researching LUV

Here are a few links from around the web to help you further your research on Southwest Airlines Co's stock as an investment opportunity:

Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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