As Southwest Airls Co (LUV) Shares Declined, Shareholder Ws Management Lllp Increased by $111.53 Million Its Stake

May 16, 2018 - By Clara Lewis

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Corporate LogoDuring Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 0.96. That’s change of 0.07, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. 43 investors sold all, 274 reduced holdings as LUV ratio increased. 188 grew positions while 116 funds acquired positions. Funds hold 452.86 million shares thus 2.65% more from 2017Q3’s 441.14 million shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 0.03% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 224,692 shs. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability holds 0% of its capital in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 61 shs. Moreover, Retirement Of Alabama has 0.18% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). 1.65 million are owned by Invesco Limited. 876,645 were accumulated by Tide Point L P. Rothschild Inv Il holds 0.03% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 4,024 shs. Gulf Intl Natl Bank (Uk) Limited reported 0.04% of its capital in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 52,904 shs. Advisory Networks Ltd Llc holds 0.1% or 17,231 shs in its capital. Bbt Capital Mngmt Ltd has 66,700 shs. Castleark Lc has 0.08% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Texas-based Exxonmobil Invest Inc Tx has invested 0.16% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Bancshares Of Nova Scotia reported 326,139 shs. North Star holds 0.04% of its capital in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 4,430 shs. Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 197,580 shs or 0.02% of its capital.

LUV had 8 insider sales and 1 buy since December 13, 2017. This’s net activity of $7.80 million. 32,931 shs were sold by Jordan Robert E, worth $2.12 million. On Wednesday, February 21 the insider Romo Tammy sold $1.17 million. 8,323 shs were sold by Wells Gregory D, worth $490,066. On Wednesday, December 13 $107,240 worth of stock was sold by MONTFORD JOHN T. 3,500 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) shs with value of $196,875 were bought by CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM H DR. On Tuesday, March 13 Shares for $600,491 were sold by BROOKS DOUGLAS H.

Reid Walker upped its stake by 1143.93% in Southwest Airls Co (LUV), according to 2017Q4 SEC filling. The company’s stock declined 14.07% with the market as Ws Management Lllp bought 1.72 million shares. The air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q4 was priced at $122.12 million. It’s up from 150,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Now it had 1.87M shares held by the hedge fund run by Reid Walker. Southwest Airls Co has $30.69B market cap. LUV touched $52.93 during the last trading session after $1.23 change.Currently Southwest Airlines Co. is uptrending after 7.20% change in last May 16, 2017. LUV has 2.21M shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 4.35%.

About $3.40B US Long portfolio Ws Management Lllp operates. According to a filing the fund decreased its stake in Micron Technology Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:MU) by 15.96 million shares to 597,500 shares, valued at $24.57M in 2017Q4. For a total of 514,900 shares it reduced its holding in Powershares Qqq Trust (Put) (QQQ) by 485,100 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU).

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Ratings Coverage

In total 11 analysts cover Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV). “Buy” rating has 8, “Sell” are 0, while 3 are “Hold”. 73% are bullish. 17 are the (NYSE:LUV)’s analyst reports since December 14, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, April 17 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Stephens. On Monday, March 26 Morgan Stanley maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) with “Overweight” rating. On Monday, January 8 Stephens maintained the shares of LUV in report with “Buy” rating. In Monday, January 8 report Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, March 29 Stephens maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) with “Buy” rating. The stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, April 27. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Hold” rating by Bank of America. On Tuesday, January 30 the firm has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan given. On Friday, January 26 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Stephens. On Thursday, April 12 the stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley.

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