Most Active Volume Stock: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)

It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Current company stock price seem to be a bit overpriced and is supports that traders are over valuing the firm, but with current growth prospects prices seem to be fare. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is 20.6%.

In the last three months, insiders executed a total of 3 trades. M&T Retail Bank Corp reported 134,646 shares. Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) has declined 36.05% since December 10, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.41% the S&P500. Columbia Asset has 0.13% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on January, 25. LUV's profit will be $492.51 million for 19.08 P/E if the $0.83 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by Southwest Airlines Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.68% negative EPS growth.

Comparing the number of shares sold short over time is a method analysts often use to get a reading on investor sentiment. Its down 0.07, from 0.9 in 2017Q1.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 463.31 million shares or 1.17% less from 468.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Morgan Stanley set a $64.00 price target on Southwest Airlines and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. (NYSE:LUV) for 149,445 shares. 4,380,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,720,000. Everence has invested 0.2% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). New York-based National Bank Of Mellon has invested 0.11% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Kcm Invest Advisors Limited Com reported 5,935 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 2,821 shares of the airline's stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 1,328 shares in the last quarter. (NYSE:LUV) for 47,050 shares.

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) by 35.63% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect", a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. (NYSE:LUV) for 44,923 shares. The stock's price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 1.80 and price to book ratio for the most recent quarter is 4.30, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter are 12.44. (NYSE:LUV). Art Advsrs Ltd Liability Co accumulated 81,800 shares. Bokf Na holds 23,314 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Oppenheimer & Comm owns 272,218 shares or 0.47% of their United States portfolio.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock. 1St Source National Bank & Trust reported 4,292 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Zacks calculates consensus estimates for the current quarter, the following quarter, the current fiscal year, the following fiscal year, and also a long-term growth rate. (NYSE:LUV), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with "Outperform" on Friday, April 28. James Investment Research stated it has 1.84% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Friday, September 9. As per Thursday, January 12, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to "Equal-Weight" rating in Friday, April 15 report. The stock is traded on NYSE in the Transportation sector and Transportation - Airline industry. (NYSE:LUV) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, May 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. Finally, Deutsche Bank restated a "buy" rating and issued a $71.00 price target on shares of Southwest Airlines in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Large-cap companies usually have a market capitalization of $10 billion and up. (NYSE:LUV) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, July 30. If RVOL is less than 1 it is not In Play on this trading day and Investors may decide not to trade it. Its down 0.01, from 1.25 in 2017Q1. 99 funds opened positions while 370 raised stakes. Foundry Limited Liability owns 3,328 shares. Asset Mngmt One stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Sentinel Communications Lba holds 31,702 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Moreover, Montag A & Associate Incorporated has 0.14% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. The airline reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.01. Morgan Stanley has 45,826 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Hightower Ltd reported 237,442 shares. 1 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Among 40 analysts covering Range Resources Corp. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. Therefore 65% are positive. The various firms use different terms for their rating systems, i.e. using "Outperform instead of "Buy", but Zacks properly sorts them into their 5-level classification system". As per Thursday, July 30, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. Southwest Airlines Company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $59.13. On Monday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform".

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