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Southwest Airlines Co LUV Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 07, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 36.19
  • Sector Industrials
  • Industry Airlines
  • Investment Style Mid Growth
  • Day Range 35.57  –  36.40
  • Year Range 30.20  –  50.10
  • Market Cap 21.4879 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 5.4 Mil /  6.3 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.98
  • Price / Book 2.01
  • Forward Div Yield 1.99%
  • Trailing Div Yield 0.50%

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Southwest Reports Q4 Net Loss Due to December Operational Issue; We See Improving Margins Ahead

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Analyst Note

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As we expected, Southwest Airlines reported a fourth-quarter net loss due to costs related to the firm’s widespread operational issues that caused over 16,700 flight cancellations in late December. Expenses tied to travel expense reimbursements, disbursement of rapid rewards travel points (to build customer goodwill), and increased employee compensation totaled $800 million during the quarter, which was within management’s guidance (announced on Jan. 6). Furthermore, management noted that the firm will likely realize another net loss during its fiscal first quarter.

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Business Description

Southwest Airlines is the largest domestic carrier in the United States, as measured by the number of originating passengers boarded. Southwest operates over 700 aircraft in an all-Boeing 737 fleet. Despite expanding into longer routes and business travel, the airline still specializes in short-haul leisure flights, using a point-to-point network. Southwest operates a low-cost carrier business model.

P.O. Box 36611
Dallas, TX, 75235-1611
Industry Airlines
Employees 64,123

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FAQs for Southwest Airlines Co Stock

Yes. LUV has a forward dividend yield of 2.00%. See LUV’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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LUV’s market cap is 21.49 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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LUV’s stock style is Mid Growth.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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LUV’s price/sales is 0.97.
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LUV’s price/forward earnings is 11.96.
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LUV’s price/book is 2.01.
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LUV’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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