As Southwest Airls Co (LUV) Shares Rose, Ws Management Lllp Has Upped Position by $8.25 Million

January 20, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 69 investors sold LUV shares while 249 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 441.14 million shares or 4.78% less from 463.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Meritage Port Management reported 114,174 shares. Hbk Invs Limited Partnership holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 48,791 shares. Stephens Incorporated Ar accumulated 0.09% or 44,934 shares. Mutual Of America Limited stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Strs Ohio owns 410,340 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.6% or 40,270 shares. Qs Invsts Llc holds 273,771 shares. 249,189 are owned by Hancock. Asset Mngmt One Communication Ltd holds 280,423 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Capital Fincl Advisers Limited has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Chem Bankshares holds 31,870 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Cap Limited Co invested 0% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Bbt Mngmt Limited Com stated it has 103,000 shares or 0.81% of all its holdings. Bremer Natl Association holds 0.52% or 33,320 shares in its portfolio. Columbia Ptnrs L L C Invest Mgmt stated it has 70,170 shares.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.23 million activity. $2.12M worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) was sold by Jordan Robert E on Thursday, December 14. BIGGINS J VERONICA had sold 32 shares worth $1,886.

Reid Walker increased its stake in Southwest Airls Co (LUV) by 7.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ws Management Lllp bought 150,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.26% with the market. The hedge fund run by Reid Walker held 2.14M shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $119.84 million, up from 1.99 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ws Management Lllp who had been investing in Southwest Airls Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.60 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $65.05. About 5.11 million shares traded or 7.00% up from the average. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Ws Management Lllp, which manages about $4.01 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in G (NASDAQ:GIII) by 250,240 shares to 1.24M shares, valued at $35.99 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) by 273,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.06M shares, and cut its stake in Range Res Corp (Call) (NYSE:RRC).

More notable recent Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus” on January 02, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Should Value Investors Consider Southwest Airlines (LUV) Stock?” published on January 15, 2018, Fool.com published: “Dividend stats on Southwest Airlines” on December 21, 2017. More interesting news about Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Fare tracking site shuts down after Southwest Airlines lawsuit” published on January 17, 2018 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “Southwest Airlines to pay $15 million to settle price collusion lawsuit” with publication date: January 05, 2018.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. has $106 highest and $41 lowest target. $66.69’s average target is 2.52% above currents $65.05 stock price. Southwest Airlines Co. had 61 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The company was initiated on Friday, September 9 by Imperial Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 12 by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Wednesday, November 1. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $67 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research given on Friday, July 22. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by Atlantic Securities. As per Tuesday, July 26, the company rating was upgraded by Evercore. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Monday, January 8 with “Buy”.

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