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Stocks Wins More Buy Rating in Pool: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) [Trend Analysis] hangs on to mix trends, as shares trade at $42.19 by increased 1.10% with volume of 5.5 Million shares that was impressive than its average volume of 6511.60 shares. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) reported that it flew 10.4B revenue passenger miles or RPMs in April 2016, an increase of 4.7 percent from the 9.9 billion RPMs flown in April 2015. Available seat miles or ASMs increased 4.3 percent to 12.4 billion in April 2016, compared with April 2015 ASMs of 11.9 billion.

The April 2016 load factor was a record for the month of April at 83.4 percent, compared with 83.1 percent in April 2015. The company continues to expect a modest increase in its second quarter 2016 operating revenue per ASM as compared with second quarter 2015.

Major bullish and bearish trends reflect in rating research, from pool of WSJ analyst gave 67.00 as a highest price target, medium point hits to 55.00, while the lowest share price targets assigned 48.00. The data compelled by Wall Street Journal average suggest average price target would by 55.43, where as current price stood at 42.19.

Moderately analysts issue miscellaneous recommendation for LUV, as 12 experts rated as “BUY” security, 1 analyst have faith on stocks as “Overweight,” moreover 5 experts rated as “Hold”.

As the revenues measures, firm has operation margin of 21.20% in the following twelve months with net profit margin of positive 11.10%. The Company showed a positive 11.10% in the net profit margin and in addition to in its operating margin which remained 21.20%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 10.40%.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) presented weekly performance of -4.14% with respect to its rate of return and it remained -5.19% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced changes of 21.73% and its performance for a year is -1.70% and its year to date performance remained in red with -1.84%. The stock price volatility was 2.65% for a week and 2.54% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.13 and its beta remained 1.06.

Current stock price is in the upbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with -6.68% and continued bullish run for 50 days moving average with -4.43%. Its earnings per share for the past twelve months were 99.60%. Company’s beta coefficient was at 1.06. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.

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