Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 22, 2017

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Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 22, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.125 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 14, 2017. Shareholders who purchased LUV prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $53.17, the dividend yield is .94%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $53.17, representing a -17.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.39 and a 47.49% increase over the 52 week low of $36.05.

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 $3.26. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 1.15%, compared to an industry average of .4%.

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:

  • iShares Transportation AverageETF ( IYT )
  • PowerShares DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum Portfolio ( PEZ )
  • SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
  • PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio ( CNTR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PEZ with an increase of 4.29% over the last 100 days. IYT has the highest percent weighting of LUV at 4.3%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: LUV , FDX , DAL , IYT , PEZ , XTN ,

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