Should Investors Listen To Analyst Recommendations?: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) stock price moved -3.27% away from 20-Days Simple Moving Average, -6.69% from 50-Days Simple Moving Average and separated -7.92% from 200 Days Simple Moving Average. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) reported loss -0.98% in recent buying and selling session with closing price of $ 53.30. The stock’s traded 9.81 million shares in session while it holds an average volume of 5.11 million shares. The LUV switched 7.11% away from its 52 week minimum and distanced -20.43% from its 52 week peak. The volatility change in the previous week has observed by 2.98% and experienced of 2.99% change in the last month.

The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 2.48 and the short float is around of 2.18%. Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was registered at 1.13. The Company kept a record of 580.94 million floated shares and 593.17 million shares outstanding. The average true range of the stock is observed at 1.67 and the relative strength index of the stock is recorded at 38.10.

Consensus Recommendation:

Analyst notified mean rating at 1.80 after consensus analysis. (Rating Scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell, 5.0 Strong Sell). Keep in mind that Investors should not rely only on an analyst’s recommendation when taking a decision whether to buy, hold, or sell a stock. Instead, they should also do their own research—such as reading the prospectus for new companies or for public companies, the quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC—to confirm whether a particular investment is appropriate for them in light of their individual financial circumstances.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Stock Profitability Levels:

Net profit margin of the company is seen at 16.50%. Operating profit margin is positioned at 16.60%. Gross profit margin is 68.60%. The larger the gross profit margin, the better for the company. The company made Return on equity of 38.80% in last 12 months period. Return on assets ratio of the Company was 14.40%. Its return on investment ratio was 16.50% in the trailing 12 months period.

The Company’s sales have grown at an average annualized rate of about 4.40% during the past five years. For the past 5 years, The Company’s EPS growth has been nearly 43.80%. Looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go up by 19.77%, annually. Analyst established EPS growth expected to grow of -2.90% for this year and EPS growth for next year is likely to attain at 15.71%.

Looking about the past performance history, the company plunged -2.74% for the last five trades and exhausted -5.98% in one month period. The stock deteriorated -11.45% during the past three month period and discounted -9.35% in half year. During the yearly overview it downgraded -6.39% and Showed -18.56% year to date performance.

I am Jeannie Johnson and I give “Nasdaq Express” an insight into the most recent news hitting the “Services” sector in Wall Street. I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community.

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Jeannie Johnson

I am Jeannie Johnson and I give “Nasdaq Express” an insight into the most recent news hitting the “Services” sector in Wall Street. I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community.Email: jeannie.johnson@nasdaqexpress.com