Is Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) In Trouble? Bank of America Issues Downgrade


The stock traded with the volume of 3.12 Million shares yesterday. Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) has declined 10.50% since January 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.35% the S&P500.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Southwest Airlines Co.

The Stock now has Analyst' mean Recommendation of 1.7 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell. Therefore 89% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. has $106 highest and $41 lowest target. The company maintains price to book ratio of 4.34 industry average at 1.70. First Allied Advisory Services Inc has 0.06% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. The stock has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 19. As per Friday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, March 15 by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan has "Overweight" rating and $67 target. Cowen & Co maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Friday, July 22.

Comerica Bank increased Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) stake by 3,622 shares to 72,201 valued at $16.44M in 2017Q3. The stock of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 21.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 11 investors sold WAIR shares while 27 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes.

418,203 were reported by Anchor Bolt Capital Lp. Quinn Opportunity Lc holds 0.04% or 5,000 shares. Lau Assocs Ltd Co reported 2.89% stake. Also, the Hold rating count is 0, as of 08 Jan 2018. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv reported 0.01% in Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE:MIC). Nikko Asset Management Americas holds 0.01% or 2,200 shares in its portfolio. Boston Private Wealth Lc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 55,289 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Management Ltd Com invested in 26,635 shares. 1832 Asset Management Limited Partnership accumulated 396,700 shares. Optimum Advsrs invested in 2,442 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Art Advsrs has 85,300 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Federated Inc Pa reported 0.01% of its portfolio in SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM). Kings Point Mgmt has 46,100 shares. It also upped Allergan Plc stake by 4,547 shares and now owns 7,712 shares. Therefore 64% are positive.

Analysts await Southwest Airlines Co. The stock of Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, February 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies has "Sell" rating and $13 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 25. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $23400 target. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) on Wednesday, June 7 to "Outperform" rating. As per Thursday, July 30, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, June 9 by JP Morgan. (NYSE:LUV) for 75,490 shares.

6,981 are held by Exane Derivatives.

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Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $219,115 activity. Shares for $351,708 were sold by Little Frank R Jr. $130,085 worth of Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) was sold by Monahan Gregory R. Columbia Asset invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) have caught the attention of investors. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$0.82 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$0.82. LUV's profit will be $498.45 million for 18.57 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 7,995,923 shares of the airline's stock valued at $310,961,000 after buying an additional 118,784 shares during the last quarter.

(OTCMKTS:ADMT) has 0.00% since January 10, 2017 and is. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. Moreover, Gratry & Ltd has 0.3% invested in Southwest Airlines Co.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stifel Financial reported 415,121 shares. Southwest Airlines Co. has 52-Week high of $66.99 and 52-Week Low of $48.71. It increased, as 69 investors sold LUV shares while 249 reduced holdings. (NYSE:LUV). Intrust Bank & Trust Na has 0.07% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. This nets out to an increase of 826164 shares and is a bullish sign for LUV.

Rampart Invest Ltd Liability Corp has 7,450 shares. (NYSE:LUV). Essex Mngmt Ltd Liability Company reported 38,088 shares stake. 132.21 million shares or 0.78% more from 131.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. After $2.33 actual EPS reported by 3M Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.30% negative EPS growth. (NYSE:UHS). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 23,309 shares. The consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$0.84 per share. Rocky Mountain Advisers Llc owns 1,280 shares or 0.08% of their United States portfolio. (NYSE:LUV). Plante Moran Fincl owns 238 shares. Hikari Tsushin accumulated 24,660 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 37,256 shares. Veritable LP accumulated 45,895 shares. Palisade Capital Llc Nj holds 7,250 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Levy Harkins & Company Inc who had been investing in Google Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $768.91 billion market cap company. The stock has a market cap of $37,050.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.87, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.35. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as vehicle rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers.

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Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.23 million activity. Another trade for 32 shares valued at $1,886 was sold by BIGGINS J VERONICA. Jordan Robert E sold 32,931 shares worth $2.12M.