Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 10, 2013

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Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 10, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased LUV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that LUV has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $18.31, the dividend yield is .87%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $18.31, representing a -3.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.98 and a 88.76% increase over the 52 week low of $9.70.

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 $.87. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 85%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.

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 )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI )
  • First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund ( FVL )
  • streetTRACKS Dow Jones Global Titans Index Fund ( DGT )
  • Rydex ETF Trust ( RSP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RGI with an increase of 13.29% over the last 100 days. RPG has the highest percent weighting of LUV at 2.18%.



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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