Southwest Airlines Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 03, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 26,
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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of
$14.27, the dividend yield is 1.12%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $14.27,
representing a -1.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $14.56 and
a 68.88% increase over the 52 week low of $8.45.
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 $.51. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 81.79%, compared to an
industry average of 11.9%.
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:
- SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (
- N/A (FAA)
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF (
- First Trust Industrials AlphaDEX (
- First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund (based on the
The top-performing ETF of this group is FAA with an increase of
42.01% over the last 100 days. XTN has the highest percent
weighting of LUV at 3.54%.