Investor's Guide on The Southern Company (SO) and Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

The institutional investor held 70,877 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.87M, up from 55,592 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Partners who had been investing in First Ctzns Bancshares Inc N for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.04 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.28% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $28.47. About 3.51 million shares traded.

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -89.13. It has underperformed by 26.49% the S&P500.

United American Securities Inc increased its stake in Southwest Airls Co Com (LUV) by 14.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and fifteen have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 326,139 shares with $21.35 million value, up from 95,711 last quarter. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $54.77. About 5,851 shares traded.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. It has underperformed by 4.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. It's up 0.17, from 1 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 94 investors sold MRK shares while 631 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. First, it contains the Fundamental Analysis of the stock or investment market, which is performed by a skilled stock analyst to measure the stock data from various sources, including financial data, economic reports, organizational assets, shares of stock market and so on. Aldebaran Financial owns 45,650 shares. Lenox Wealth Advisors invested 0% in Southwest Airlines Co. Moreover, Stralem & has 0.22% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). (NYSE:LUV), we note that the consensus target price is resting at $71.54. 178,000 were accumulated by Ally Fincl Incorporated. Day traders need to be able to get in and out of a stock quickly and easily, so they will want to trade stocks with high daily volume - typically 1 million shares at absolute minimum. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.02% stake. Motco reported 3,296 shares. Fort Washington Inv Advsrs Oh holds 0.01% or 12,984 shares in its portfolio. Cipher Lp stated it has 53,543 shares. Adage Cap Prtn Group Ltd Liability Corp owns 770,077 shares or 0.11% of their USA portfolio. (NYSE:LUV) for 7,100 shares. Willis Investment Counsel has 348,287 shares. 59,728 are held by Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. This is the consensus target using estimates provided by the covering analysts polled. TowerJazz had 20 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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Among 11 analysts covering Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. $631,572 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) was sold by MURPHY JOHN. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of LUV in report on Friday, July 24 with "Outperform" rating. (NYSE:MRK) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 30. The firm earned "Strong Buy" rating on Friday, January 22 by Needham. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $67.0 target. A stock that maintains a relatively stable price has low volatility. BMO Capital Markets maintained Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:LUV) on Wednesday, December 13. The company was maintained on Monday, March 26 by Morgan Stanley.

Southwest Airlines Co. registered $7.80 million net activity with 1 insider purchase and 8 insider sales since October 17, 2017. Van de Ven Michael G sold $1.78 million worth of stock. $1,886 worth of stock was sold by BIGGINS J VERONICA on Tuesday, October 17. (NYSE:LUV) was bought by CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM H DR on Monday, February 12. 2,300 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) shares. Wells Gregory D also sold $490,066 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Wednesday, February 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.11, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive due to Southwest Airlines Co. positioning: 43 sold and 274 reduced. 116 funds acquired positions and 188 increased positions. Investors holded 441.14 million in 2017Q3 but now own 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more. (NYSE:LUV) to publish its quarterly earnings, according to Faxor. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) for 192,262 shares. Twin Cap Mngmt reported 0.57% stake. Epoch Inc reported 87,973 shares. Outfitter Advisors has invested 0.07% in Southwest Airlines Co. Company Commercial Bank has 0.02% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. Ipg Invest Ltd Llc invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Minnesota-based Advantus Cap Inc has invested 0.09% in Southwest Airlines Co. Exxonmobil Tx invested in 86,803 shs. Beach Invest Management Ltd Llc owns 13,900 shares for 1.39% of their portfolio. The stock has PEG of 0.88. Southwest Airlines's payout ratio is 14.29%.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Southwest Airlines will report full-year earnings of $4.86 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.70 to $5.05. LUV's profit will be $471.46M for 16.96 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. Therefore 80% are positive. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock of Southwest Airlines Co. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 29 by Stephens. Currently, Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) has a 200-day MA of 58.35, and a 50-day of 58.17. (NYSE:LUV) for 82,829 shares. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Friday, July 28. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Friday, November 18 with "Buy". The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 25. Imperial Capital initiated it with "Outperform" rating and $46 target in Friday, September 9 report.

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