Published: Sat, May 05, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

Southwest Airlines Fleshes Out Hawaii Plans

Southwest Airlines Fleshes Out Hawaii Plans

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 0.96. Shortening the period, the five-month price index is 0.78, the three-month price index is 0.76, while the one-month price change is now 0.91. 43 investors sold all, 274 reduced holdings as LUV ratio is positive. 35 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.67.

NYSE:LUV traded up $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $52.24. Telemus Cap Lc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Amarillo Bancshares holds 15,314 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Following the purchase, the director now owns 70,469 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,963,881.25. One Natl Association reported 131,348 shs. Investors holded 441.14 million in 2017Q3 but now own 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more. Hartline Inv Corporation invested in 0.35% or 19,047 shares. Smith Graham & Co Investment Advisors Lp acquired 30,860 shares as Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Dalal Street Ltd Liability invested in 5.11% or 300,975 shs. Shelton Cap Management owns 67,571 shs. (NYSE:LUV). Motco has invested 0.02% in Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest Airlines Co. had 8 insider sales and 1 insider purchase since December 13, 2017. Romo Tammy sold $1.17 million worth of stock or 20,272 shs. 27,271 shs were sold by KELLY GARY C, worth $1.58M on Wednesday, February 21. Jordan Robert E had sold 32,931 shares worth $2.12 million. On Friday, March 2 $1.78M worth of stock was sold by Van de Ven Michael G. $600,491 worth of stock was sold by BROOKS DOUGLAS H on Tuesday, March 13.

We track Facebook likes for all major brands, Southwest Airlines included. (NYSE:LUV) or 286,475 shares.

In an investigative update released on May 3, the NTSB said the fan blades were last overhauled in November 2012, at which time they were inspected visually and by fluorescent penetrant. Fayez Sarofim & Company bought 50,619 shares as the company's stock declined 14.07% with the market. The hedge fund run by Reid Walker held 1.87M shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $122.12 million, up from 150,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Airfare to Hawaii has been getting cheaper in recent months, and Southwest's entrance into the market could cause prices to drop further.

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The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.29 million shares versus an average volume of 0.84 million shares during last trading session. About 4.33M shares traded. (NYSE:LUV). Deutsche Bancorp Ag has invested 0.1% in Southwest Airlines Co. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 4.35%.

Ahl Partners Llp decreased Polyone Corp (NYSE:POL) stake by 17,871 shares to 113,892 valued at $4.95 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced its holding in 3M (NYSE:MMM) by 21,780 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 25,805 shares, and cut its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Oakland airport officials quickly embraced Southwest's new Hawaii plans.

A Southwest Airlines plane flying from Chicago to New Jersey was forced to make an unscheduled stop after the outer pane of a window cracked. (NYSE:WTI) on Thursday, August 6 to "Neutral" rating.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 28th.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday ordered additional inspections of fan blades in hundreds of additional engines similar to the one that failed in the Southwest incident. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Monday, March 12 by Capital One. On Tuesday, January 30 the rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to "Hold". Cowen & Co maintained Southwest Airlines Co. Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) has risen 61.54% since May 4, 2017 and is uptrending. In Thursday, April 12 report Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $69 target. 31,099 Southwest Airlines Co.

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