Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) have seen a consistent move higher lately. The stock has reached the $51.68 mark after a recent check. This move has generated increased interest from both analysts and investors.
Share Performance Summary
Since the start of the calendar year, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)’s stock has changed 3.69%. Over the last five trading sessions, the stock has moved 0.74%. For the past month, Southwest Airlines Co.’s stock has been 3.80%, 30.16% for the last quarter, 22.48% for the past six months and 22.19% for the past 52 weeks.
Based on current stock levels, Southwest Airlines Co. shares are trading -0.84% off of the 50-day high and 32.97% away from the 50-day low.
Earnings Per Share (EPS), the portion of a company’s profit distributed to each outstanding common share, is a useful indicator of a company’s profitability. EPS is typically considered to be the most important variable in determining a share’s price. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)’s EPS growth this year is 99.60% and the trailing 12-month EPS is $3.52. Covering sell-side analysts are estimating company growth for next year to be -0.55%. On a consensus basis, analysts have given a recommendation of 1.90 on company shares.
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