Southwest Airlines Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased LUV stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an 50% increase over the same period a year ago. At
the current stock price of $29.76, the dividend yield is .81%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $29.76,
representing a -0.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.97 and a
135.35% increase over the 52 week low of $12.65.
LUV is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes
companies such as FedEx Corporation (
) and Delta Air Lines, Inc. (
). LUV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.56. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 55.71%, compared to an
industry average of 15.5%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to LUV through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LUV as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF (
- First Trust Industrials AlphaDEX (
- First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (
- First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is RPG with an increase of
5.15% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of LUV at 1.85%.