Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2014

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Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) 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 ( FDX ) and Delta Air Lines, Inc. ( DAL ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LUV Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ( RPG )
  • First Trust Industrials AlphaDEX ( FXR )
  • First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund ( FVL )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI )
  • First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund ( FVI ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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