Southwest Airlines (LUV) Rating Lowered to Hold at ValuEngine

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

The company's revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Southwest Airlines will post 3.57 EPS for the current fiscal year. Southwest Airls Co now has $37.36 billion valuation. The stock increased 5.48% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $8.66. About 1.19M shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.83% the S&P500.

Skylands Capital Llc, which manages about $986.41M and $752.20M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp New (NYSE:CCI) by 3,650 shares to 504,950 shares, valued at $50.49M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Mattel Inc now has $5.25 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.04% or $2.38 during the last trading session, reaching $118.68. About 705,869 shares traded or 32.78% up from the average. Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP) has risen 66.81% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 22.52% the S&P500.

When volumes suddenly increase above normal levels, it can be a sign that investors feel very strongly in one way or the other about the future direction of a stock, or may even have access to inside information. Its down 0.49, from 1.91 in 2017Q2. (NYSE:LUV). Riverhead Cap Management Lc invested in 0.71% or 270,284 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines by 13.1% during the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,980,739 shares of the airline's stock valued at $278,822,000 after purchasing an additional 2,511,258 shares during the period. Hl Finance Serv Ltd Liability invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. Ftb, Tennessee-based fund reported 1,067 shares. Farmers & Merchants Invs holds 2,718 shares. (NYSE:LUV). Mckinley Cap Management Delaware has invested 0.01% in Southwest Airlines Co. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 167,084 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. It dropped, as 4 investors sold PRCP shares while 8 reduced holdings. Moreover, American Trust Invest Advisors Limited Liability has 4.36% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. Salem Invest Counselors owns 208 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Analysts Set Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) PT at $67.99" was reported by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.05% in Southwest Airlines Co. Icon Advisers Inc has invested 0.24% in Southwest Airlines Co. Morgan Stanley upgraded Southwest Airlines Co. The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 1.70, which implies that analysts are generally bullish in their outlook for LUV over the next year. Therefore 84% are positive. Vetr raised shares of Southwest Airlines from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $65.81 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, January 1st. As per Thursday, May 25, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, August 7 by Citigroup. Punch And Associate Inv Management Inc holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, November 11 by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Vantage Ptnrs Ltd Liability holds 0.23% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by JP Morgan. The rating was initiated by Stephens on Tuesday, March 29 with "Overweight".

Among 5 analysts covering Trinseo (NYSE:TSE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Also, Director John T. Montford sold 1,695 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. $2.12M worth of Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines seat-savers drive some passengers crazy" published on December 20, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com's news article titled: "Southwest Airlines Reports December Traffic" with publication date: "January 09, 2018. (NYSE:LUV). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.2% stake. Mattel Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Imperial Capital given on Thursday, September 3. Rates held steady in Thursday morning trading, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace for its seventh gain in the last eight days. On Monday, December 11 the stock rating was maintained by Alembic with "Buy". Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $51 target. As per Tuesday, July 26, the company rating was upgraded by Evercore. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sector Perform" rating and $81.0 target in Wednesday, October 21 report. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Thursday, February 4 with "Overweight". Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.8 percent to 12.9 billion in December 2017, compared with December 2016 ASMs of 12.6 billion.

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