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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

  • Oct. 15, 2014, 5:25 AM
  • Oct. 14, 2014, 2:20 PM
    • Airline stocks trade higher as Ebola fears ease off a bit and lower oil prices factor in.
    • The sector has been volatile ever since the first Ebola case was reported in the U.S.
    • Decliners: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL+5.5%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL+9.5%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL+5.3%, SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW+5.5%, Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT+4.2%, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA+3.8%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV+4.2%.
  • Oct. 3, 2014, 10:21 AM
    • Airline stocks are in rally mode with gains up and down the sector.
    • A strong note from Deutsche Bank on JetBlue is helping to swing sentiment. The investment firm added JBLU to its short-term buy list.
    • The group is also benefiting from renewed confidence that the Ebola case in Texas is isolated.
    • Oil prices are also cooperating nicely.
    • Gainers: Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +2.2%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +5.5%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +4.6%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +3.0%, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) +3.1%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +5.3%, Republic Airways (NASDAQ:RJET) +3.0%.
  • Oct. 3, 2014, 6:52 AM
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  • Oct. 2, 2014, 8:20 AM
    • Airline stocks move higher in early trading after suffering a painful drop yesterday.
    • The sector was grounded from fears stirred up by the Ebola case in Dallas.
    • The CDC issued a statement later yesterday on its website indicating that newer airplanes have a cabin environment that is not conducive to the spread of most infectious diseases.
    • Gainers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +1.3%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +1.2%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +0.8%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +0.8%.
  • Oct. 1, 2014, 8:19 AM
    • Airline stocks are tilting lower after yesterday's report on the first case of Ebola in the U.S.
    • Premarket: JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) -2.2%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) -1.8%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) -1.6%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) -1.9%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) -1.5%., Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) -1.3%, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) -1.4%.
  • Sep. 30, 2014, 11:06 AM
    • Deutsche Bank thinks airline stocks could be range bound until 2015 as the recent sell-off in the sector covers lingering concerns on capacity.
    • The investment firm sees upside as the modest growth plans from major carriers and lower fuel prices are factored into earnings estimates.
    • Analyst Michael Linenberg taps Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.5%) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE -0.8%) to lead the sector turnaround next year.
    • Other airline stocks: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV.
  • Sep. 12, 2014, 10:34 AM
    • Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.6%) says it has filed an application with the DOT to add service to Costa Rica.
    • Costa Rica would mark the 6th country outside of the U.S. served by Southwest as it stays on a slow global expansion path.
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  • Aug. 26, 2014, 1:23 PM
    • Southwest Airlines (LUV -0.8%) says it's "shocked and disappointed" by a request from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for mediation over a new contract. Talks between the two parties have become heated.
    • American Airlines Group (AAL -0.7%) pulled its listing from Orbitz in a development that could create a divide in the online travel industry. Several other carriers have hinted about a similar move.
    • Delta Air Lines (DAL -1.1%) says it will add 1,800 flights attendants in order to keep up with its expanded flight schedule. A few cracks on a tightened capacity stance in the sector have started to emerge on top of Delta's aggressive plans.
  • Aug. 18, 2014, 10:16 AM
    • Airline stocks start the week with an upward swing after crude-oil futures drop. Several analysts are out with a forecast for the lower oil prices sustaining for the short-term.
    • Advancers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +2.6%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +3.3%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +3.5%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +2.3%, JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) +2.0%.
  • Aug. 12, 2014, 2:31 PM
    • Southwest Airlines (LUV -0.1%) has delivered strong growth rates this year with an increase in capacity and average trip length, although not all investors may be pleased, notes Morgan Stanley.
    • In an interesting breakdown, the investment firm tabulates that the top 5 Southwest Airlines shareholders also hold a cumulative position of $14.4B in American Airlines (AAL -1.4%), Delta Air Lines (DAL -0.8%), and United Continental (UAL -1%) - airliners which might not benefit from Southwest's willingness to brush aside a tight capacity stance.
    • Those shareholders might end up better off if Southwest stuck to GDP-linked capacity growth rates, reasons UBS.
  • Aug. 11, 2014, 12:48 PM
    • Southwest Airlines (LUV +1.6%) took over routes from AirTran Airways into Cabo San Lucas and Cancun today.
    • The development marks the first time the carrier has flown into Mexico under the Southwest banner.
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  • Aug. 7, 2014, 8:59 AM
    • Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) reports revenue passenger miles rose 6.6% in July to 10.63B.
    • The carrier's load factor improved 3.2 percentage points as capacity was tightened during the month.
    • Passenger revenue per available seat mile was 4% higher Y/Y.
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  • Aug. 6, 2014, 7:55 AM
  • Aug. 1, 2014, 2:04 AM
    • Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and SeaWorld (NYSE:SEAS) are terminating their 26-year-old marketing relationship which will end at the close of this year.
    • The announcement comes after Southwest felt continuing pressure from animal-rights activists to end its relationship with SeaWorld due to animal cruelty.
    • However, the airline says it was strictly a business decision. "Southwest and SeaWorld mutually determined that we wanted to redirect resources in other directions," says Southwest spokeswoman Marilee McInnis.
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  • Jul. 30, 2014, 2:31 PM
    • Southwest Airline (NYSE:LUV) declares $0.06/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 0.83%
    • Payable Sept. 12; for shareholders of record Aug. 21; ex-div Aug. 19.
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Company Description
Southwest Airlines Co is an operator of passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and international markets.
Sector: Services
Country: United States