Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 05, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 27, 2018. Shareholders who purchased LUV prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 28% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $50.96, the dividend yield is 1.26%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LUV was $50.96, representing a -23.92% decrease from the 52 week high of $66.99 and a 2.41% increase over the 52 week low of $49.76.
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 $6.04. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 28.68%, compared to an industry average of -3.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to LUV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LUV as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYT with an decrease of -0.91% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LUV at 3.18%.