Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 04, 2014


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Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 04, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 27, 2014. Shareholders who purchased LUV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that LUV has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $22.44, representing a -0.82% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.63 and a 92.45% increase over the 52 week low of $11.66.

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 $1.06. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 18.43%, compared to an industry average of 7.7%.

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:

  • SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
  • First Trust Industrials AlphaDEX ( FXR )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI )
  • First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund ( FVL )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Core Index Fund ( JKG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XTN with an increase of 16.11% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LUV at 2.99%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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