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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

  • Jul. 24, 2012, 12:03 PM
    An appeals court upholds the authority of regulators to force new airline ticketing rules. One is that carriers will have to prominently display the total price of a ticket in print ads, including taxes. The decision is a defeat for Allegiant (ALGT -2.2%), Southwest (LUV -2.1%) and Spirit (SAVE -1.9%). Many other airline stocks are down as well, with UAL -6.4%.
  • Jul. 19, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: MLNX +42%. SCSS +21%. GGC +16%. NOK +13%. WAG +11%. SWKS +10%. TXT +9%. EDU +8%. EBAY +8%. ALU +7%. QCOM +6%. PPG +5%. LUV +5%.
    Losers: ANTH -15%. DCIX -15%. JCI -8%. CVS -6%.
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  • Jul. 19, 2012, 7:16 AM
    More on Southwest Airlines (LUV): Record revenues boosted by synergies being realized from Airtran integration, with passenger and freight revenue both posting double-digit gains. Fuel and oil expenses up 3.3% Y/Y to $1.577B. (PR)
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  • Jul. 19, 2012, 7:12 AM
    Southwest Airlines (LUV): Q2 EPS of $0.36 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $4.62B (+11.6% Y/Y) beats by $40M. (PR)
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  • Jul. 19, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: ADS, BAX, BBT, BX, CY, DGX, DHR, DO, FCS, FCX, FITB, GPC, HBAN, JCI, KEY, LUV, MS, NOK, NUE, NVS, PM, SHW, SWY, TCB, TRV, TSM, TXT, UNH, UNP, VZ
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  • Jul. 18, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: ADS, BAX, BBT, BX, CY, DGX, DHR, DO, FCS, FCX, FITB, GPC, HBAN, JCI, KEY, LUV, MS, NOK, NUE, NVS, PM, SHW, SWY, TCB, TRV, TSM, TXT, UNH, UNP, VZ
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  • Jul. 17, 2012, 9:17 AM
    Should the tight regulation on foreign ownership of U.S. airlines be reconsidered? That's the question posed by industry watcher George Hobica as he can't help but notice the bubbly profits and efficiencies the beer industry kicks up with foreign ownership the norm. Though national security has to be a consideration in the equation, so do endless years of unprofitability and bankruptcies.
  • Jul. 10, 2012, 7:02 AM
    Southwest Airlines (LUV) catches an upgrade from Sterne Agee to Buy from Neutral with a $15 price target after digesting the carrier's traffic numbers for June. Shares +1.1% premarket.
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  • Jul. 9, 2012, 8:51 AM
    Southwest Airlines (LUV) confirms that it reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines and Boeing Capital Corp. to lease or sublease 88 of subsidiary AirTran's 717s to Delta. The deal helps Southwest avoid needing to integrate the jets into its fleet. (Earlier: LUV traffic numbers)
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  • Jul. 9, 2012, 7:57 AM
    Southwest Airlines (LUV) reports its load factor for June increased to 84.4% from 83.9% a year ago. The carrier says that key metric revenue per passenger revenue per ASM improved 6% Y/Y, while the number of trips flown and the average length of flights declined. (PR).
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  • Jul. 3, 2012, 7:46 AM
    Boeing (BA) and Southwest Airlines (LUV) ask the FAA for more time to assess data on the issue of potential fatigue cracking for 717s before the agency makes scheduled inspections. Southwest operates more 717s than any other carrier.
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  • Jun. 26, 2012, 2:18 PM
    United Continental (UAL +2.1%) and Southwest Airlines (LUV +1.9%) could issue a profit warning tied to fuel hedging losses as earlier as tomorrow, according to a report that aired on CNBC citing inside sources.
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  • Jun. 25, 2012, 8:03 AM
    The long streak of relative quiet with Southwest Airlines' (LUV) labor relations could be about to end, according to The Cranky Flier blog. A recent flareup with ramp workers protesting a plan to outsource jobs at Midway Airport in Chicago is just the first in what could be a long string of labor battles for the company as it stands fully matured from the quirky upstart carrier that was able to buck trends.
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  • Jun. 21, 2012, 12:56 PM
    International airlines have begun to auction off through their websites unreserved first class seats in a growing trend that has at least some characteristics of a win-win proposition. While carriers can increase their revenue by selling unused luxury seats, coach passengers who prefer choice seats can avoid paying excessive fares or cashing in upgrades. Waiting to step in stateside: UAL, LUV, DAL, LCC, JBLU, ALK, HA, SAVE, ALGT.
  • Jun. 11, 2012, 4:34 AM
    The global airline industry will likely post a second consecutive year of net profit declines, says the IATA, as the impact of the eurozone debt crisis offsets the boost from lower oil prices, stronger-than-expected growth in passenger traffic and an improved freight market. The expected industry net profit of $3B is less than half the $7.9B of 2011, and a far cry from 2010's $15.8B.
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  • Jun. 5, 2012, 7:21 AM
    Yesterday's takedown of the airline sector after Delta (DAL) reported weaker-than-expected May traffic could be overwrought, according to JPMorgan's Jamie Baker. After digging into the numbers, he says an attack by Southwest Airlines (LUV) on the Atlanta market with promotions may have hit Delta's May numbers but has little relevance for other carriers. UAL, JBLU, LCC.
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Company Description
Southwest Airlines Co operates Southwest Airlines (Southwest) and AirTran Airways (AirTran), passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets.
Sector: Services
Country: United States