Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 01, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.075 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 24, 2016. Shareholders who purchased LUV 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 $42.17, representing a -17.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.34 and a 34.47% increase over the 52 week low of $31.36.
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 $2.72. Zacks Investment Research reports LUV's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 22.61%, compared to an industry average of 4.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to LUV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LUV as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ )
- iShares Transportation AverageETF ( IYT )
- SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
- U.S. Global Jets ETF ( JETS )
- iShares Russell Midcap Growth ETF ( IWP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JETS with an increase of 3.35% over the last 100 days. PEJ has the highest percent weighting of LUV at 4.97%.