Putnam Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines by 180.6% in the fourth quarter. $192,566 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) was sold by Wells Gregory D on Monday, February 27. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.25, for a total transaction of $1,219,425.00. (LUV), the 200 simple moving average (SMA) is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall long-term trend. Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has risen 6.00% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Evercore upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Tuesday, July 26 report. Therefore 17% are positive. Goldman Sachs downgraded WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (OTCMKTS:MRWSY) on Wednesday, August 31 to "Sell" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, November 1 by Jefferies. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, October 23 by Deutsche Bank. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 13,048 shares in the company, valued at approximately $760,176.48.
Among 12 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. LUV was included in 37 notes of analysts from July 30, 2015. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of LUV in report on Wednesday, July 27 to "Neutral" rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 5 by Morgan Stanley. Finally, Imperial Capital boosted their price objective on shares of Southwest Airlines from $59.00 to $63.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research report on Friday, January 27th. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, April 28 by Imperial Capital. On the other side, analysts now consider Southwest Airlines Co. a buy, and a technical analysis of the stock is setting somewhat neutral outlook for now. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 1,703,032 shares of the airline's stock worth $66,231,000 after buying an additional 943,665 shares in the last quarter. LUV's profit will be $716.40M for 12.08 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. Moreover, Bb&T Corporation has 0.01% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV).
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.49, from 1.52 in 2016Q3. Sold All: 71 Reduced: 296 Increased: 163 New Position: 84. The hedge funds in our partner's database now have: 484.24 million shares, up from 453.81 million shares in 2016Q3. The Texas-based Fruth Investment Mgmt has invested 0.14% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Institutional investors own 76.70% of the company's stock. Tarbox Gru reported 16,014 shares or 0.46% of all its holdings. Qci Asset Ny has 342 shares. First Mercantile Tru invested in 0.09% or 12,300 shares. Analysts anticipate that Southwest Airlines will post $3.82 earnings per share for the current year. Capstone Asset Company accumulated 62,449 shares.
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While looking at the SMA values of Southwest Airlines Co. Cypress Ltd Liability Co (Wy) invested in 1,035 shares or 0% of the stock. Anchor Bolt Capital Lp owns 4.34 million shares or 7.46% of their USA portfolio. It also upped Cooper Tir (NYSE:CTB) stake by 16,800 shares and now owns 38,456 shares. Wisdomtree Tr (DON) was raised too.
Since December 2, 2016, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $6.63 million activity. Van de Ven Michael G also sold $841,168 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, February 24. $713,499 worth of stock was sold by KELLY GARY C on Tuesday, February 21. Markston International LLC now owns 5,500 shares of the airline's stock worth $214,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. The company was maintained on Friday, June 24 by Cowen & Co. Lamb Jeff sold 18,299 shares worth $1.06 million. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 1.82% and Weekly Volatility of 1.66%. Shaw Mark R sold 1,211 shares worth $70,553. Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. About 65,450 shares traded. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.11 and a beta of 0.88. The Firm operates through development and commercialization of flavor ingredients segment. The Company offers ancillary service offerings, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors, in accordance with Southwest's respective policies. (NASDAQ:RXDX) traded 998397 shares and was closed at $7.25 per share.
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