Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): Price and Financial Metrics

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): $51.62

-0.14 (-0.27%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where LUV ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 82.58% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LUV is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 31 weeks.
  • LUV's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 2.37% of US stocks).

LUV Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $30,623,522,270, Southwest Airlines Co has a greater market value than 91.44% of US stocks.
  • LUV's went public 35.6 years ago, making it older than 92.76% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Over the past twelve months, LUV has reported earnings growth of -723.24%, putting it ahead of only 2.48% of US stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Southwest Airlines Co, a group of peers worth examining would be PSX, NOK, CTVA, CX, and ORAN.
  • LUV's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Southwest Airlines Co's official web site, go to

LUV Valuation Summary

  • LUV's EV/EBIT ratio is -8.8; this is 136.82% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • LUV's price/earnings ratio has moved down 33.1 over the prior 243 months.
  • LUV's price/earnings ratio has moved down 33.1 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 2021-05-25 5.2 3.9 -12.5 -10.4
LUV 2015-07-22 1.2 3.4 16.3 10.0
LUV 2013-09-25 0.6 1.5 27.3 15.7
LUV 2010-07-23 0.8 1.6 43.8 23.8
LUV 2008-01-18 0.9 1.4 15.0 8.6
LUV 2004-04-02 2.0 2.3 26.6 14.3

LUV Growth Metrics

  • The 2 year price growth rate now stands at -43.92%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 64.99%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -49.47%.
Over the past 30 months, LUV's revenue has gone down $14,669,000,000.

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
2021-03-31 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
2020-03-31 21,512 2,504 1,819
2019-12-31 22,428 3,987 2,300

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 $69.98 Average Broker Recommendation 1.48 (Moderate Buy)

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LUV Price/Volume Stats

Current price $51.62 52-week high $64.75
Prev. close $51.76 52-week low $30.24
Day low $51.56 Volume 3,917,531
Day high $52.40 Avg. volume 7,235,058
50-day MA $55.37 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $52.60 Market Cap 30.52B

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.

Boeing Soars On Surprise Profit as Revenue Jumps 44%

By Dhirendra Tripathi

Yahoo | July 28, 2021

JetBlue founder's new airline is a 'tech company that happens to fly airplanes'

The founder of JetBlue just got another airline off the ground. It’s called Breeze and it touts itself as a “low fare, high flex” airline that is, “seriously nice.”

Yahoo | July 27, 2021

American Airlines, Southwest Warn of Jet Fuel Delivery Delay

(Bloomberg) -- American Airlines Group Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. are carrying extra jet fuel on some flights and considering adding stops to other routes to pick up fuel as snarls in U.S. trucking and supply chains delay deliveries to small and mid-sized airports across the country.The delays are expected to continue through mid-August, American told its pilots in a memo Monday. Aviators were told to use all conservation measures when possible and cautioned that carrying added fuel will re

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

Southwest Airlines Joins Sabre Providing Industry-Standard Level Of Access To Carrier's Low Fares And Network As It Welcomes Business Travelers Back To The Sky

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) ("Company") today began offering flights for sale within Sabre's global distribution system (GDS), the leading corporate booking channel in the US. With a rollout of the partnership now complete, Southwest Airlines® for the first time in Company history offers an ability for business travelers and travel decision makers to book Southwest and its everyday low fares at an industry-standard level of participation within all three major GDSs.

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

US Travelers Defy New COVID Fears: Airlines & Hotels Perk Up

Despite a rise in COVID-19 cases, people are not shying away from making holiday plans, which is finally helping airline stocks like United Airlines Holdings (UAL), American Airlines (AAL) and Delta Air Lines (DAL).

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

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LUV Price Returns

1-mo -2.46%
3-mo -17.78%
6-mo 17.48%
1-year 62.38%
3-year -8.78%
5-year 45.34%
YTD 10.75%
2020 -13.32%
2019 17.72%
2018 -28.21%
2017 32.40%
2016 16.80%

Continue Researching LUV

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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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