Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV): Consensus Estimates and Trading Data

In the past 52-week period, shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) have moved within the range of $44.70 to $64.39. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $55.09, which is 14.44% lower than its 52-week high.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 1.26%, and a 50-day SMA of -1.48%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $33.02 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

When thinking about buying shares in a public company, it is useful to gauge the average enthusiasm level of Wall Street analysts for that specific stock. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) is Outperform.

When it comes to quarterly financial results, publicly-traded companies usually post earnings and revenue figures that fall somewhat above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) delivered a 0.68% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $5.27 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $5.31 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) delivered a 0.86% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.88 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.87 per share.

Ownership at Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

Investors can gain useful insight on institutional ownership within a public company by taking a look at the organization’s most recent 13F filings. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 79.17% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $25.88 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), there were 81 new positions totaling 8,394,395 shares of the company’s stock. There were 82 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 7,419,462 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

By looking at a stock’s average trade volume – in the short, medium, and long terms – we can gain a better understanding of investor sentiment and trading activity. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) has had a 20-day average volume of 4,442,870 shares, with an average of 40% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 4,881,142 shares, with an average of 25% of medium term indicators pointing toward Sell. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 5,248,185 shares with 67% of long-term indicators pointing to Sell.