Analyst Rating Update on Southwest Airlines Company (LUV)

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) : Zacks Investment Research ranks Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) as 5, which is a Strong Sell recommendation. 7 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. A total of 6 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 13 research analysts is 1.92, which indicates as a Buy.

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) : Currently there are 9 street experts covering Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) stock. The most bullish and bearish price target for the stock is $67 and $34 respectively for the short term. The average price target of all the analysts comes to $50.11. The estimated standard deviation from the target is $10.46.

For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Also, In the latest statement by the brokerage house, JP Morgan downgrades its outlook on Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV). The current rating of the shares is Neutral, according to the research report released by the firm. Previously, the company had a rating of Overweight. The rating by the firm was issued on July 27, 2016.


Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV): During Wednesdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $35.50 and $35.43 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $36.00. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $35.88, notching a gain of 0.96% for the day. The total traded volume was 6,986,956 . The stock had closed at $35.54 on the previous day.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates Southwest Airlines (Southwest). Southwest is a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. The Company serves around 93 destinations in 40 states and runs international services to Montego Bay, Nassau, Oranjestad, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Cancun, Mexico City and Punta Cana. It serves around 17 non-stop destinations and 581 non-stop city pairs. It operates around 665 Boeing 737 aircrafts. It provides several products, such as Business Select, Fly By Priority Lanes and SWABIZ. Its Website,, enables purchasing and managing travel online. It offers and in a translated Spanish version. Southwest provides inflight satellite-based wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) service and live television. Its service offerings include EarlyBird Check-In, Pets Are Welcome on Southwest (P.A.W.S.) products, Automated Outbound Messaging (AOM) service and

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