Southwest Airlines Company (
) 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 (
) and Delta Air Lines, Inc. (
). 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
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 (
- streetTRACKS Dow Jones Global Titans Index Fund (
- Madrona Domestic ETF (
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%.