Markets

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2014

Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased LUV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 50% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $29.76, the dividend yield is .81%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $29.76, representing a -0.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.97 and a 135.35% increase over the 52 week low of $12.65.

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 $1.56. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 55.71%, compared to an industry average of 15.5%.

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 )
  • First Trust Industrials AlphaDEX ( FXR )
  • First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund ( FVL )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI )
  • First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund ( FVI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RPG with an increase of 5.15% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LUV at 1.85%.

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


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

In This Story

FDX RPG RGI LUV FXR FVL DAL

Other Topics

Stocks