Here's a Quick Look Into Southwest Airlines Company Stock

With gains of 3.5%, Southwest Airlines Company was one of the winners on Wall Street today. Its shares are now trading at $35.58 and have logged a -0.4% daily outperformance of the S&P 500. Don't join the feeding frenzy before checking some basic facts about this stock:

  • Southwest Airlines Company has moved -27.2% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -16.7%

  • LUV has an average analyst rating of buy and is -26.19% away from its mean target price of $48.2 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (Eps) is $1.61

  • Southwest Airlines Company has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.1 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (Eps) is $1.61 and its forward P/E ratio is 11.9

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.9 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Southwest Airlines Company is part of the Industrials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 21.46 and an average P/B of 3.7

  • LUV has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 110.5% and gross profit margins of 24.2%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $-811249984, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Southwest Airlines Co. operates as a passenger airline company that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated a total fleet of 728 Boeing 737 aircrafts; and served 121 destinations in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 10 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos. It also provides inflight entertainment and connectivity services on Wi-Fi enabled aircrafts; and Rapid Rewards loyalty program that enables program members to earn points for dollars spent on Southwest base fares. In addition, the company offers a suite of digital platforms to support customers' travel needs, including websites and apps; and SWABIZ, an online booking tool. Further, it provides ancillary services, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In, upgraded boarding, and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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