Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): Price and Financial Metrics

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV)

Today's Latest Price: $42.79 USD

0.86 (2.05%)

Updated Oct 23 7:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 22 in Airlines

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LUV Stock Summary

  • LUV has a higher market value than 91.57% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $23,500,504,783.
  • LUV's went public 34.83 years ago, making it older than 92.9% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 144.17, Southwest Airlines Co P/E ratio is greater than that of about 94.57% of stocks in our set 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 WLTW, TU, AIG, HIG, and SU.
  • LUV's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Southwest Airlines Co's official web site, go to

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LUV Price/Volume Stats

Current price $42.79 52-week high $58.83
Prev. close $41.93 52-week low $22.47
Day low $41.53 Volume 12,518,730
Day high $43.39 Avg. volume 14,486,224
50-day MA $38.35 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $38.47 Market Cap 25.24B

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.

LUV Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$42.79$25.42 -36%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Southwest Airlines Co. To summarize, we found that Southwest Airlines Co ranked in the 36th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Southwest Airlines Co, consider:

  • Southwest Airlines Co's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than only 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Industrials), Southwest Airlines Co has a reliance on debt greater than 59.82% of them.

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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.

Layoffs loom if payroll aid is not extended, Southwest Airlines CEO warns

Southwest Airlines Co could be forced to lay off thousands of employees due to the coronavirus crisis in the absence of an extension of federal payroll aid, its Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said on Thursday.

Reuters | October 1, 2020

Southwest's Earnings: Low Tide In The Sector, But The Stock Is Best Of Breed

On October 22, after the closing bell, Southwest Airlines (LUV) will release its 3Q20 earnings report. The company's financial performance should be well short of encouraging once again, but I do not think that any reasonable investor or analyst will be expecting otherwise. Wall Street believes that revenues will drop...

D.M. Martins Research on Seeking Alpha | September 30, 2020

Top US airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON --- American Airlines and United Airlines, two of the largest U.S. carriers, said they were beginning furloughs of over 32,000 workers on Thursday as hopes faded for a last-minute bailout from Washington. Both airlines told employees, however, in memos seen by Reuters on Wednesday that they stood ready to reverse the furloughs, which affect about 13% of their workforces before the pandemic, if a deal was reached. Tens of thousands of other employees at those airlines and others including Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines have accepted buyouts or leaves of absence aimed at reducing headcount as carriers battle a health crisis that has upended the global t… Keep on reading: Top US airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade

Inquirer Business | September 30, 2020

Goldman Sachs says jet fuel demand will accelerate in 2021, driven by availability of a COVID-19 vaccine by the second-quarter

Summary List Placement Goldman Sachs expects jet fuel demand to recover in 2021 alongside the potential availability of a COVID-19 vaccine in the second quarter. The bank's analysts said the number of airline passengers will return to pre-virus levels by 2023. "We do not believe that jet fuel demand has peaked and see jet as an area of long-term demand growth in this decade," analysts said in a note dated September 25. They suggested remaining selective on equities, and named domestic-exposed airlines including Southwest Airlines , JetBlue Airways , and Alaska Air Group as preferred stocks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Goldman Sachs remains upbeat on the outlook for oil demand next year, thanks to an anticipated recovery in jet fuel consumption, particularly if a...

Business Insider | September 25, 2020

Southwest Airlines CEO 'hopeful' on more government aid but hesitant to cut capacity without it

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says he's 'hopeful' the government will provide the industry with billions more in aid but says there are limits to cutting capacity without it.

CNBC | September 23, 2020

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LUV Price Returns

1-mo 15.34%
3-mo 32.52%
6-mo 38.17%
1-year -24.05%
3-year -18.49%
5-year -1.24%
YTD -20.42%
2019 17.72%
2018 -28.21%
2017 32.40%
2016 16.80%
2015 2.44%

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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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