Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): Price and Financial Metrics

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): $30.00

0.13 (+0.44%)

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LUV Price/Volume Stats

Current price $30.00 52-week high $44.91
Prev. close $29.87 52-week low $28.40
Day low $30.00 Volume 33,908
Day high $30.00 Avg. volume 6,813,651
50-day MA $30.58 Dividend yield 2.43%
200-day MA $34.28 Market Cap 17.85B

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  • LUV scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 64.05% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LUV is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • LUV's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 19.93% of US stocks).

LUV Stock Summary

  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO's market capitalization of $17,221,413,951 is ahead of 89.17% of US-listed equities.
  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 93.61% of US equities in our set.
  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 17.34%, greater than the shareholder yield of 89.36% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to LUV, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are KNX, HIG, RF, WTW, and IP.
  • 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 36.36% lower, now standing at 0.7.
  • LUV's price/sales ratio has moved down 1.5 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LUV.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LUV 2023-05-19 0.7 1.7 26.7 15.3
LUV 2023-05-18 0.7 1.7 27.1 15.5
LUV 2023-05-17 0.7 1.7 27.0 15.5
LUV 2023-05-16 0.7 1.6 25.8 14.9
LUV 2023-05-15 0.7 1.7 26.3 15.1
LUV 2023-05-12 0.7 1.7 25.9 14.9

LUV Growth Metrics

    The 2 year price growth rate now stands at 56.72%.
  • Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 5.03%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -48.95%.
LUV's revenue has moved up $2.302e+09 over the prior 34 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
2022-12-31 23,814 3,790 539
2022-09-30 22,693 3,458 827
2022-06-30 21,152 2,649 996
2022-03-31 18,432 2,748 584
2021-12-31 15,790 2,322 977
2021-09-30 12,752 1,479 2

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)

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.

Airline Stock Roundup: AZUL Posts Wider Q1 Loss, LUV & ALGT in focus

High fuel costs hurt the Q1 results of AZUL. Southwest Airlines' (LUV) pilots vote in favor of a strike.

Yahoo | May 19, 2023


Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced more nonstop service to the nation's capital in an expansion of summer travel options for Customers by bringing two additional nonstop routes to Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Yahoo | May 18, 2023

Southwest Airlines Quietly Makes Another Boarding Change

The struggling airline has raised fares and has steadily increased prices on some of its most-popular add-ons.

Yahoo | May 17, 2023

The triumphs and challenges of Pete Buttigieg's biggest role yet: 'You're gonna get shot at'

Pete Buttigieg's time as Transportation Secretary has been anything but under the radar.

Yahoo | May 17, 2023

Southwest Airlines Trades a Pilot Problem for a Bigger Issue

It's not great news for passengers, especially as Delta, JetBlue and United Airlines have cut their summer schedules.

Yahoo | May 16, 2023

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LUV Price Returns

1-mo 0.13%
3-mo -11.76%
6-mo -23.73%
1-year -31.33%
3-year -9.83%
5-year -38.94%
YTD -9.96%
2022 -21.41%
2021 -8.09%
2020 -13.32%
2019 17.72%
2018 -28.21%

LUV Dividends

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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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