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Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 04, 2012

Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 04, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.01 per share scheduled for January 03, 2013. 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 $9.5, the dividend yield is .42%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $9.5, representing a -5.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $10.05 and a 22.42% increase over the 52 week low of $7.76.

LUV is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) and LATAM Airlines Group S.A. ( LFL ). LUV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.65. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 26.65%, compared to an industry average of 7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LUV Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to LUV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have LUV as a top-10 holding:

  • Guggenheim Airline ETF ( FAA ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FAA with an increase of 2.71% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LUV at 15.64%.

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.

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