Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. Boosts Position in Southwest Airlines Co (LUV)

The United Services Automobile Association holds 979,484 shares with $54.83M value, down from 1.21 million last quarter. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Southwest Airlines Co will post 3.52 earnings per share for the current year. It also reduced its holding in Nike Inc. It has underperformed by 5.20% the S&P500.

U S Global Investors Inc increased Southwest Airls Co (LUV) stake by 3.24% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Monetary Management Group Inc sold 45,425 shares as the company's stock rose 1.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 59,921 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.35 million, up from 38,086 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Southwest Airlines Co. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.78B market cap company. The stock appeared $53.51 above its 52-week highs and is down -2.00% for the last five trades. The price volatility's Average True Range for 14 days was 3.60.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 13.05, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 39% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 102 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, July 24. (NASDAQ:TWOU) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, November 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of DE in report on Monday, August 21 with "Hold" rating. The rating was upgraded by M Partners to "Buy" on Monday, October 10. UBS maintained The Home Depot, Inc. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $85.00 price objective (up from $80.00) on shares of Southwest Airlines in a report on Wednesday. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Monness Crespi & Hardt.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 0.98 in 2017Q2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. 121 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 398.79 million shares or 2.41% less from 408.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 25,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,348,500. Telemus Limited Liability Com invested in 3,670 shares. Finally, Courier Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Southwest Airlines in the third quarter worth $208,000. Alliancebernstein Lp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Mattel, Inc. Hartford Fincl Management holds 0.01% or 238 shares. Monroe Bankshares Mi reported 100 shares. Interocean Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 5,000 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Spectrum Mgmt Grp Inc owns 1,616 shares. (NASDAQ:CONE) to report earnings on February, 28. Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.06% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.25% or 370,868 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:MAT). Hartford Inc accumulated 0% or 83 shares. Cadence Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.71% of its portfolio in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) for 538,059 shares. Nokota Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0.7% in Mattel, Inc. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag reported 2.49 million shares. (NYSE:LUV) for 8,050 shares. Its down 0.42, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 69 investors sold LUV shares while 249 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 76,993 shares in the company, valued at $4,956,809.34. Smith Moore & CO. bought a new stake in shares of Southwest Airlines during the 3rd quarter worth about $206,000. (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on January, 25. First Mercantile holds 7,800 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 547,406 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Institutional investors own 78.55% of the company's stock. White Pine Inv Co has 92,640 shares for 2.76% of their portfolio. Hodges Cap Mngmt holds 13,250 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Tuesday, January 9. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on Southwest Airlines Company in a research note on Monday, October 10th.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on LUV shares. LUV's profit will be $498.45M for 19.45 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. Thompson Davis has 1,148 shares. Huntington Commercial Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)'s stock price closed above with 10.92% gap from 200 day simple moving average and its upbeat distance from 50 day simple moving average is 7.69%, while finished with -1.39% bearish trend from 20 day simple moving average.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), stock is trading $66.99 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 72.90% in last 5 years. 4,550 were reported by Oakbrook Invs Limited Liability Com.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.23 million activity. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.10, for a total value of $699,085.40. Bank of America downgraded Southwest Airlines Co. It also increased its holding in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 488,920 shares in the quarter, for a total of 586,852 shares, and has risen its stake in Humana Inc. TX's holdings in Southwest Airlines were worth $5,681,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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