Southwest Airlines' (LUV) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Cowen

Southwest Airls Co now has $37.36 billion valuation. About 2.32 million shares traded or 5.84% up from the average.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.88/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.87/share. It has outperformed by 20.12% the S&P500.

Polen Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Align Technology Inc (ALGN) by 8.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -2.99% and stays 5.44% away from its 50 days moving average. The institutional investor held 41,543 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.39M, up from 33,205 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 1.29% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $69.69. Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has risen 46.99% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.84% the S&P500. (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on January, 25. During the same period past year, the business earned $0.93 EPS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q2. 280.42 million shares or 7.79% more from 260.14 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oxbow Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.61% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. It increased, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.9/share and a low EPS of $0.69/share. Accern also assigned media coverage about the airline an impact score of 43.8792860462055 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Credit Suisse Ag, Switzerland-based fund reported 484,431 shares. Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.06% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). 14,315 were reported by Shoker Investment Counsel Inc. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.25% or 370,868 shares in its portfolio. Invesco Ltd owns 1.97 million shares or 0.04% of their USA portfolio. Avalon Advisors Limited Liability Corp reported 0.44% stake. Icon Advisers reported 60,000 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. The target implies a 10.37% spike from where the shares are now trading. Stillwater Mgmt Ltd Company holds 3.41% in Apple Inc. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.00 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 77% are positive. Transocean Ltd had 101 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Friday, April 15 by Barclays Capital. Seaport Global upgraded Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) on Friday, May 13 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Thursday, August 24. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, June 26 report. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Monday, February 27 to "Buy". (NASDAQ:ALGN) rating on Wednesday, July 12. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 3 by Imperial Capital. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Friday, January 27. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sector Perform" rating and $81.0 target in Wednesday, October 21 report. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, November 16 by Societe Generale. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,098 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,461,410.46. (NYSE:LUV). Montgomery Inv Mngmt owns 5,900 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Eqt Corp (Call) (NYSE:EQT) was reduced too.

(NYSE:LUV), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Strs Ohio now owns 776,030 shares of the airline's stock worth $30,428,000 after buying an additional 618,608 shares during the last quarter.

In related news, EVP Robert E. Jordan sold 32,931 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. Scott & Selber Inc who had been investing in Southwest Airlines for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.78 billion market cap company. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Tuesday, August 18. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 30,079 shares of the airline's stock worth $1,870,000 after purchasing an additional 78 shares during the period. BIGGINS J VERONICA also sold $1,886 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. Cetera Advisors Lc holds 0.02% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) or 4,725 shares. Therefore 84% are positive. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight" on Thursday, October 27. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MAT in report on Friday, October 6 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, October 11. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 25 by JP Morgan. Stephens initiated Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 8,050 shares. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 10 with "Buy".

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. The company has a total of 285.85 Million shares outstanding. 4,507 were accumulated by Rench Wealth.

Southwest Airlines Co (Southwest) operates Southwest Airlines. (NYSE:LUV). Centers Of America reported 4,384 shares. Chatham Cap Group Inc reported 37,602 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 48,601 shares. 15,502 are held by Fort Washington Invest Advsr Oh. (NYSE:LUV). Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability Company holds 3.53M shares. Barton Invest Mgmt holds 0.18% or 4,985 shares. Victory Management stated it has 332,861 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Provident Tru accumulated 2.67M shares. Veritable LP has invested 0.02% in Southwest Airlines Co.

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