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logoArgusApril 26, 2021

Southwest Airlines Co.: Maintaining BUY and raising target to $70

Symbols
LUV
Sector(s)
Industrials
Rating
Current Price
$55.57
Price Target
$NaN
Earnings Estimate
Summary

Southwest Airlines is a low-fare, low-cost airline based in Dallas. It has more than 56,000 employees and currently serves 103 destinations in the U.S. and 10 other countries. Its fleet is comprised mainly of Boeing 737s. The company has approximately 750 aircraft, making it the world's largest operator of single-aisle planes. Southwest has remained profitable for 44 consecutive years. It generated revenue of $9.0 billion in 2020.

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Analyst Profile

John D. Staszak, CFA

Securities Analyst: Consumer Discretionary & Consumer Staples
John's specialty at Argus includes the gaming, lodging and restaurant groups within the Consumer Discretionary sector. John earned an MBA from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In the financial services industry, he has worked as an analyst and consultant for firms including Standard & Poor's, the Bank of New York, Harris Nesbitt Gerard and Merrill Lynch. John is a CFA charterholder. Forbes magazine named John as the second-best stock picker among restaurant analysts in 2006. He was also ranked the second-best analyst covering the restaurant sector by the Wall Street Journal in 2007, a year in which a Financial Times/StarMine survey also ranked John that same way. In 2008, the Journal again listed John as an award winner, with a third-best designation among hotel industry analysts and a fifth-best designation among restaurant analysts.