Southwest Airlines Co LUV:NYSE (Common Stock)

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40.26 -0.36   -0.89%0.60%17,525,31511.6M
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Previous close 12/19/2014

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Southwest Airlines Is 2015 Airline Of The Year

Air Transport World selects Southwest for extraordinary and consistent standards of service, financial performance, safety, and environmental and corporate responsibility DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines(R) (NYSE: LUV) is the 2015 Airline of the Year, according to Air Transport World (ATW), a Penton company. In selecting Southwest as Airline of the Year, ATW editors cited Southwest's extraordinary and consistent standards of service, financial performance, safety, and environmental and corporate responsibility. In particular, for the first time in 14 years, Southwest achieved its 15 percent return on invested capital target, before taxes and excluding special items, reporting 17.1 percent(1) for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014. Southwest remains the world's only airline that can claim 41 consecutive years of profitability. And, it has maintained the highest of standards through its merger-acquisition with AirTran Airways, marking Southwest's transition to serving international destinations.

Penton's Air Transport World Announces Southwest Airlines is 2015 Airline of the Year

ATW Industry Achievement winners include Southwest Airlines, Air Astana, Ethiopian Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Lufthansa, Boeing, London Heathrow Terminal 2 and Star Alliance and L-3 Link Simulation & Training

More Heart To More Places: Southwest Airlines Announces New Service In Cities From Coast To Coast For Summer 2015

New Nonstop flights bring additional Low Fare seats and time savings to Southwest Customers traveling to and from cities such as Austin, Boston Logan, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, Orange County/Santa Ana, and St. Louis

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Company Background

Southwest Airlines Co. operates Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways, passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2012, the total fleet operated by Southwest and AirTran combined consisted of 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737s and 88 Boeing 717s. Southwest principally provides point-to-point, rather than hub-and-spoke, service. AirTran principally provides hub-and-spoke, rather than point-to-point, service, with approximately half of AirTran’s flights originating or terminating at its base of operation in Atlanta, Georgia. AirTran also serves a number of markets with non-stop service from smaller bases of operation in Baltimore, Maryland; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Orlando, Florida. In December 2013, Southwest Airlines Co acquired 12 takeoff and landing slots at New York's LaGuardia Airport being divested by American Airlines as part of its merger with US Airways.


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Price Open40.52
Previous Close40.62
Day High40.91
Day Low40.00
52 Week High12/10/2014 | 42.94
52 Week Low12/19/2013 | 18.36
% Off 52 Week High-6.24%
% Off 52 Week Low119.28%
Beta (5 Yr)1
Volatility Avg12/19/2014 | 27.36
10-Day Avg. Volume11,551,212
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EPS (TTM)9/30/2014 | 1.67
P/E Ratio9/30/2014 | 24.2
Market CapLarge Cap | 27.3B
Shares Outstanding678.74M

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Dividend Yield0.60%
Dividend Announcement11/20/2014
Date of Record12/11/2014
Payable$0.06 - QRTR
Payable Date1/2/2015

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Shares Short15.38M
Short Ratio2.2
Short % of Float2.27%
As of 11/30/2014