LUV - Southwest Airlines Co.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
54.15
-0.01 (-0.03%)
As of 12:13PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close54.16
Open54.16
Bid54.11 x 900
Ask54.12 x 2200
Day's Range53.94 - 54.60
52 Week Range44.28 - 60.86
Volume1,242,756
Avg. Volume3,662,643
Market Cap29.104B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.75
PE Ratio (TTM)12.57
EPS (TTM)4.31
Earnings DateOct 24, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.72 (1.33%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-20
1y Target Est60.56
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Worries about rising costs are certainly founded, but the market's knee-jerk reaction could be a great buying opportunity for value investors.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Beverage Stocks to Buy Now Here's a look at the top four U.S. carriers and their ability to weather this storm. Airline Stocks: Delta Air Lines (DAL)Source: Markus Mainka / Shutterstock.com At the end of December, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) stock fell off a cliff on the tariff news. Delta stock is down 12% from its September highs despite what appeared to be a relatively solid third-quarter earnings report. Delta's sales were up 6.5% and the firm's margins expanded in the third quarter. Management said revenue is seen rising by more than 5% in Q4. Worries bout the sector overall kept investors focused on the fact that the earnings per share forecast was below expectations. And DAL stock suffered.It's true that Delta's costs are going up. 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And the firm's 3.1% dividend yield makes waiting out some short-term pain much more palatable. American Airlines (AAL)Source: GagliardiPhotography / Shutterstock.com American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) has the second largest number of outstanding Airbus orders on the books with 114 awaiting delivery as of Aug. 31. On top of that, the firm was hit hard by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max -- around 150 flights per day were canceled as a result. That means AAL stock could make big moves if Boeing can get the plane cleared before the end of the year. So far, no concrete dates have been released by safety regulators, but it appears that most airlines are counting on the Max to return to flight by early 2020.AAL has been beaten down over the past year. American Airlines stock is down more than 50% from its 2018 highs. That in itself has become somewhat of an argument to buy. JC O'Hara from MKM Partners told CNBC that American's chart is so bad, it might actually be good. 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