LUV - Southwest Airlines Co.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
49.78
+0.17 (+0.34%)
At close: 4:01PM EST

49.75 -0.03 (-0.06%)
After hours: 6:56PM EST

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Previous Close49.61
Open50.36
Bid49.16 x 800
Ask0.00 x 1100
Day's Range49.75 - 50.73
52 Week Range44.28 - 66.52
Volume4,640,262
Avg. Volume5,186,911
Market Cap27.992B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.61
PE Ratio (TTM)7.86
EPS (TTM)6.34
Earnings DateJan 24, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.64 (1.31%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-12-04
1y Target Est61.39
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  • United Airlines Rose after Its Q4 Earnings
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  • InvestorPlace12 hours ago

    United Airlines Stock Soared On Earnings, But It’s Not Too Late to Board

    Last night, United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) management reported earnings and Wall Street loved what it saw. UAL stock rallied 5% on the headline. The airline sector has a long standing reputation that it will always manage to mess up a good thing. But this idea is slowly dying. Something has changed because we all now pay for every perk that used to be free and then some. Even after you pay for your seat you find out that you need to pay extra if you plan on breathing oxygen while on board. All kidding aside, airlines now are taking in more dollars than ever. UAL just delivered a monster beat above expectations on all metrics and upgraded its outlook even in the face of uncertain macro issues. Clearly the messes from the headline flubs are long gone. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips The question from here is if the company can maintain this fleecing of its clients. I have no specific reason to believe that it can't, but I wanted to get the potential pitfalls out of the way before I share the upside opportunity that is still in UAL stock. I can go long, even up here on this pop. ### Potential Downsides to UAL Stock The Environment: First, let's start with the macroeconomic picture. I still believe that the fundamentals favor the bullish thesis: 2018 ended red, but that was because we had a slew of negative headlines littering our ticker tape. We have since eliminated one major fear. The Fed is no longer the enemy as they said they won't invert the yield curve on purpose. So the threat of a self-inflicted recession is now minimal. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them We are left with the tariff war between the U.S. and China. Even there, the rhetoric from both sides has become more tame. They both state their optimism that they will come to terms by March. So we should have clear sailing on that front for a few weeks. We recently have a new worry emerging from the government shutdown, which is now a record. There is a problem brewing from the TSA calling in absent since they are not getting a paycheck. This could impact UAL's bottom line, but so far they say it's not material enough to change the message. United Airlines fundamentals are modest. UAL stock sells at a trailing price-to-earnings ratio of 10.9. This is low in absolute terms and in line with its competitors. In short, United Airlines stock is not bloated and owning it at these valuations is not likely to be a big mistake in the long run. I hear some experts wanting to chase laggards instead of buying the UAL stock pop. I disagree! I'd rather bet on a team that just delivered a big win than bet that the struggling stocks of AAL or Delta Airlines (NASDAQ:DAL). Not every lagging stock catches up because there might be reasons why they lagged in the first place. AAL and DAL stock are down 20% and 45% over the past year, whereas UAL is up 5% … even before this pop. This is proof that if markets in general are going to be higher this year, UAL is the one major airline most likely be up at a commensurate rate. Meanwhile, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEARCA:IYT) is down 15% for the same period. * 7 Stocks to Buy as the Dollar Weakens The technical reason: UAL stock is testing a pivotal zone around $85 per share. If the bulls can prevail, they can overshoot higher toward $90. And then, with the help of a rising tide in the stock market, they can try to recapture the highs. The upper end of the ascending 12-month channel is closer to the highs at $97.50 per share. Eventually they can get there without new shoes to drop. Since we are still in a headline trading environment and the government shutdown looks like it will go on for weeks longer, I would not take a full position at once. This leaves me room to add in case the immediate price action fades a bit. The bottom line on United Airlines stock? Management just crushed earnings. This is an all-clear to start or add to a bullish position in United Airlines stock for the long term. Click here and enjoy a free video and more of my market thesis and get an ongoing free copy of my weekly newsletters. Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Top 10 Global Stock Ideas for 2019 From RBC Capital * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into * 5 Best Bank ETFs for This Week's Earnings Avalanche Compare Brokers The post United Airlines Stock Soared On Earnings, But It's Not Too Late to Board appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • Southwest reaches tentative agreement with Teamsters
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  • Reutersyesterday

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  • InvestorPlace3 days ago

    With Delta Air Lines Stock, Fear Beats Value

    When it reports on Tuesday, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will probably beat its earnings estimates because it has already marked them down. Delta sent the whole airline sector tumbling Jan.3, and its own stock dropped 10% within a few trading sessions, after estimating it would make just $1.25-1.30 per share during the December quarter. Analysts now expect Delta to beat that slightly, earning $1.31 per share on revenue of $10.83 billion. Until its pre-announcement, Delta had been the strongest player in a weak airline group, dropping just 4.5% over six months while the most popular industry ETF, the SPDR S&P Transportation XTN (NYSARCA:XTN) fell 8.5%. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Over the last year, Delta shares have shed 18% of their value. ### DAL Stock Investors Don't Like Competition On the surface Delta looks like a bargain with a price to earnings multiple of just 9.3 as trading opened Monday, and a market cap of $33 billion that's just three quarters its annual revenue, which should come in around $44 billion. * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into But the entire airline group is cheap. Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) sits at just 7.5 times trailing earnings, while American Airlines Group (NYSE:AAL) sells for 13 times earnings and United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) sells for 10. Airlines are always threatening to become competitive, and investors hate competition, which can quickly turn black ink red. What caused Delta stock to turn down early this month was news that revenue per passenger mile would be up just 3% in December, while passengers boarded would be up 6.5%, the result of competition. The airline sector was ruined by competition in the 2000s with most major airlines, including Delta, declaring bankruptcy at one time or another. During that decade Delta merged with Northwest Air, and many analysts credit Northwest managers with turning Delta around. ### Worse Overseas for Delta The level of competition in the profitable U.S. market is manageable, but Delta also faces intense competition overseas from national airlines that are subsidized by their governments, especially from the Middle East. Delta CEO Ed Bastian recently complained that after buying Air Italy, Qatar Air subsidized its heavy entry into the U.S. market, violating international treaties. Qatar denies the charge. One way to fight back is through code sharing, putting the Delta name on flights by other airlines, and vice versa. Delta recently expanded into Africa in this way, through a code sharing deal with Kenya Airlines. Delta has also tried to fight back against subsidized international competitors with business class seats that fold out into beds and with its own weather technology that reduces turbulence but most people still choose airline tickets based entirely on price, which requires airlines to turn everything into an up-sell in order to find profit and winds up angering passengers. Comfort is especially important on international flights that can last 15 hours at a stretch. By adding small bits of room, and charging for them, Delta can raise its revenue per seat-mile, but passengers are aware of every class distinction within the coach cabin and complain loudly about it. ### The Bottom Line An airline seat that flies empty, like a hotel room that's unused, is lost revenue, so airline stocks are very sensitive to turbulence in either the domestic or international economy. This impacts Delta just like every other airline. Getting new, more reliable and fuel efficient or luxurious planes, doesn't change the equation, because other airlines can do the same. The fact that it has been nearly 10 years since lives were lost on a scheduled U.S. air flight is now assumed. Expect Delta and other airline stocks to remain cheap on a relative basis, and even become cheaper, as economic turbulence increases, whether results are impacted or not. Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at danablankenhorn@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Key Emerging-Market Stocks to Buy for Contrarian Investors * 7 Stocks at Risk of the Global Smartphone Slowdown * 7 Pharmaceutical Stocks That Just Raised Prices This Year Compare Brokers The post With Delta Air Lines Stock, Fear Beats Value appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • CNBC3 days ago

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  • FAA confirms government shutdown delaying Southwest's Hawaii service
    American City Business Journals5 days ago

    FAA confirms government shutdown delaying Southwest's Hawaii service

    The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Thursday that Southwest Airline Co.'s new service to Hawaii has been delayed due to the federal government shutdown.

  • PR Newswire5 days ago

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