How to buy Southwest Airlines Company stock
Learn how to easily invest in Southwest Airlines Company stock.
Southwest Airlines Company is an airlines business based in the US. Southwest Airlines Company shares (LUV.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US dollars. Its last market close was $24.44 – a decrease of 1.73% over the previous day. Southwest Airlines Company employs 74,181 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $25.4 billion.
How to buy shares in Southwest Airlines Company
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Is it a good time to buy Southwest Airlines Company stock?
Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Southwest Airlines Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.91 up to $39.5174. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Southwest Airlines Company's is 1.164. This would suggest that Southwest Airlines Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
|1 week (2023-11-22)||-0.77%|
|1 month (2023-10-29)||9.40%|
|3 months (2023-08-29)||-22.28%|
|6 months (2023-05-29)||-15.11%|
|1 year (2022-11-29)||-35.25%|
|2 years (2021-11-29)||-44.45%|
|3 years (2020-11-29)||-47.68%|
|5 years (2018-11-29)||-52.12%|
The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.
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Is Southwest Airlines Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Southwest Airlines Company P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA
Southwest Airlines Company's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Southwest Airlines Company stocks trade at around 30x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 10, 2023 (20.44). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Southwest Airlines Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.31. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Southwest Airlines Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Southwest Airlines Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Southwest Airlines Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
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