Southwest Airlines Company (
) 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 (
) and Delta Air Lines, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (
- First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund (
- streetTRACKS Dow Jones Global Titans Index Fund (
- Rydex ETF Trust (
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%.