Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 06, 2013

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Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LUV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 300% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $14.19, the dividend yield is 1.13%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $14.19, representing a -2.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $14.56 and a 63.48% increase over the 52 week low of $8.68.

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 $.52. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 72.94%, compared to an industry average of 13.6%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LUV Dividend History page.

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 )
  • streetTRACKS Dow Jones Global Titans Index Fund ( DGT )
  • Madrona Domestic ETF ( FWDD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FWDD with an increase of 29.12% over the last 100 days. RPG has the highest percent weighting of LUV at 1.88%.



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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Referenced Stocks: DAL , DGT , FDX , FWDD , LUV , RPG

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