|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||50.23 - 51.94|
|52 Week Range||44.28 - 64.02|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.76|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.74|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.72 (1.41%)|
|1y Target Est||59.00|
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American Airlines (AAL) stock is going through turbulent times. AAL has lost 17.4% of its market value YTD, underperforming the broader market.
Hawaiian Holdings (HA) is suffering due to intense competition following Southwest Airlines' entry in Hawaii. However, its history with respect to punctuality raises optimism.
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The year so far hasn’t gone well for airline stocks, as the majority have underperformed the broader markets. The US Global Jets ETF (JETS) is up just 1.2% year-to-date.
Although discount airliner Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) is up nearly 11% year-to-date, this is a name that peaked too soon. At the beginning of February, the LUV stock price had gained 24% from January's opening volley. However, shares spent much of the year mired in a bearish trend channel since then.Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOf course, investors aren't terribly surprised at the underperformance of Southwest Airlines stock. For starters, the U.S.-China trade war has weighed heavily on the markets. And though the ratcheting up of trade tensions don't directly affect the airline, they do cloud consumer sentiment. Unfortunately, that does take a bite out of the broader transportation industry.Secondly, Southwest Airlines delivered a mixed earnings report for the second quarter of 2019. While the company delivered a beat on per-share profitability, it came up short on revenue. Against a consensus estimate of $5.93 billion, the airline rang up just under $5.91 billion. Wall Street didn't care for the sales miss and the LUV stock price fell sharply after the disclosure.Adding to the woes was the grounding of the Boeing (NYSE:BA) 737 Max 8 jetliner. After two fatal accidents involving the popular plane, a harsh spotlight glared on the once-respected company. At fault was a stabilization system that required grounding all Max 8 jets for inspection and repair.Boeing's woes are particularly troublesome for Southwest Airlines stock because the underlying company is the world's biggest operator of the Max 8, with 34 in its fleet of about 750 planes. American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) and Air Canada (OTCMKTS:ACDVF) are tied for second place at 24 planes. * 10 Stocks Under $5 to Buy for Fall With such dependency on a disgraced jetliner, does LUV stock offer a realistic chance to break out of its rut? LUV Stock is a Diamond in the RoughI understand investors' hesitation with Southwest Airlines stock. Not only is it heavily levered to the 737 Max 8, other airliners have outpaced it. For example, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) dealt with the same economic and geopolitical headwinds, yet its shares are up 20% YTD.In addition, trade tensions and other macro-headwinds have brought about fears of a wider correction or even a major tumble. Certainly, the present environment doesn't inspire a risk on attitude.That said, I believe LUV stock offers a rational bull argument for the risk-tolerant speculator. Amid the mixed Q2 earnings report, management delivered a less ambiguous piece of good news: a resumption of their Hawaiian route expansion strategy.In March, the company debuted a flight from the continental U.S. to Hawaii. A little more than two months later, LUV was flying six round trips between the two regions daily. It also featured 16 daily flights within Hawaii.However, the 737 Max 8 grounding hit Southwest Airlines stock just as the underlying company was gaining serious traction. To counter this unforeseen turbulence, management made the decision to cancel all flights to Newark Airport, freeing up equipment to accommodate the Hawaii routes.It stinks to say this but it's the right decision for the company, the consumers, and LUV stock. After all, who in their right mind would go to Newark over anywhere in Hawaii?Secondly, it's not just domestic demand that will benefit the LUV stock price. It may have become an almost farcical stereotype, but Japanese tourists really love Hawaii. Not only that, many of these tourists are paying ridiculous premiums to travel there.With LUV offering cheap routes to the mainland U.S., I see synergies that can eventually lift Southwest Airlines stock. Another Big Route in the WorksWhile Q2 may have been a disappointment for some observers, LUV stock may benefit from a recoil effect. That is, investors were initially taken aback by the Max 8 grounding. However, when the Max eventually resumes normal operations, its associated revenue channels will also come back online. * 10 Undervalued Stocks With Breakout Potential When it does, this may have a disproportionately positive impact on Southwest Airlines stock. Remember, this is the company that has the most of the currently embattled jetliner.And the route that I'm especially paying attention to is the San Diego-Hawaii route. Why San Diego? Aside from it being the best city in the known universe, it hosts the U.S. offices of several major multinational companies, including Japanese firms, such as Sony (NYSE:SNE).What you have in Southwest Airlines stock is a possible goldmine. Southern California is already a gateway for Japanese tourists, and many of them will undoubtedly make the trip south down the coast. Moreover, you have thousands of constantly rotating Japanese professionals on work visas living in San Diego.Southwest can easily convert this consumer base to full flights to Hawaii. Because let's face it: this is a route that sells itself, which is why buying LUV stock isn't as crazy as it first sounds.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long SNE. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post Southwest Airlines Stock May Soon Chart a Golden Route appeared first on InvestorPlace.
In what was apparently an unplanned turn of events, a revealing video tied to Southwest management contract talks with flight attendants has gone public.
Expansion-related updates from the likes of United Airlines (UAL) and Southwest Airlines ((LUV) featured in the headlines in the past week.
Nearly 50 million people travel to Central Florida each year by air, passing through Orlando International Airport, the region's primary air hub — and most of them use the same seven airlines when booking their flights. Orlando's main airport services dozens of air carriers from all over the world, and the most popular carriers include Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL). Further, top carriers such as Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE), Southwest and Frontier Airlines are jockeying to stay at the top by adding new services this year from Orlando International to locations such as Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego and the Dominican Republic.
The number of MEM passengers has increased by about 938,000, or 20.7 percent, since the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Southwest Airlines will stop flying routes to Oklahoma City, San Francisco and Jacksonville, Fla., out of Dallas Love Field starting Jan. 6, 2020 as the carrier continues to alter its network. The changes come as Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its flight schedule last week through March 6, 2020. "We are making some changes in some markets based on extensive performance reviews to end nonstop service between these city pairs," said Dan Landson, a Southwest spokesperson.
Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock gained 3.3% Friday after Wolfe Research analyst Hunter Keay upgraded his rating to “outperform” from “peer perform.”
The low-fare carrier will launch several new mainland-Hawaii routes and interisland routes next January, including the addition to its route map of two new destinations in Hawaii.
Southwest has budget-friendly fares. The company offered a blockbuster introductory fare when it announced the Hawaii expansion plans.