Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

A major domestic airline that provides point-to-point, low-fare service.

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Member Avatar investorpoet2 (94.71) Submitted: 8/26/2015 2:55:20 PM : Outperform Start Price: $37.01 LUV Score: -2.95

It looks like oil prices will stay down for longer than initially projected. Southwest will be a huge beneficiary of this. Many recent investments and expansions are nearing completion, their fleet is underutilized, and they have completed some recent fleet upgrades. Capex should be limited in the near to intermediate term, allowing for more route expansion or return of capital to shareholders.

Growth in earnings should be significant, pushing above 20% for the next five years. Look for the P/E multiple to expand. On a DCF basis, I see this valued at about $45 using a 15% discount rate. With a current price of just under $37, this stock will outperform the market over the next 5-10 years.

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Member Avatar 1badbeerad (32.43) Submitted: 8/25/2015 2:41:37 PM : Outperform Start Price: $36.91 LUV Score: -3.06

Beat this airline.

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Member Avatar gkrenwic (50.44) Submitted: 7/21/2015 9:23:04 AM : Outperform Start Price: $34.25 LUV Score: +15.19

low oil price

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Member Avatar jdkosmicki (28.29) Submitted: 7/10/2015 6:24:18 PM : Outperform Start Price: $34.66 LUV Score: +12.38

low oil is never bad. last company with free checked bags, fliers will start to switch.

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Member Avatar EverBetterQ (44.06) Submitted: 7/7/2015 11:43:50 PM : Outperform Start Price: $32.90 LUV Score: +17.67

Falling oil prices save airlines money. It also gives people more money for trips. Southwest is the best run airline.

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Member Avatar wstanislaw (30.62) Submitted: 7/1/2015 6:25:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $32.26 LUV Score: +19.90

Great business model, solid company. Under valued at 32.

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Member Avatar magconpres (56.49) Submitted: 5/26/2015 1:11:43 AM : Underperform Start Price: $37.05 LUV Score: -6.94

Over capacity. Lot of investment in modernizing, growing the fleet, but not enough demand to fill the seats.

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Member Avatar shortline (< 20) Submitted: 4/20/2015 4:47:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $42.55 LUV Score: -6.84

Fundamentally a simple business model executed very well YOY. Plus I really enjoy flying SWA. Great company culture!

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Member Avatar Kidkerner (71.91) Submitted: 3/20/2015 8:43:50 AM : Outperform Start Price: $46.09 LUV Score: -14.02

Best operating structured airline in the U.S., maybe the world. EFFICIENCY.

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Member Avatar PiDay (27.84) Submitted: 3/15/2015 11:01:05 PM : Outperform Start Price: $44.96 LUV Score: -13.33

BRK-B

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Member Avatar bartlettmi (74.17) Submitted: 3/5/2015 7:40:30 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.55 LUV Score: -9.43

I want to own every airline possible. Supply discipline will make these all work over the next several years. Lower fuel prices the whipped cream on top.

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Member Avatar TerryHoodSr (74.94) Submitted: 2/18/2015 7:50:29 AM : Outperform Start Price: $39.73 LUV Score: -1.67

BP 40 TP 55

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Member Avatar TerryFool (55.77) Submitted: 2/17/2015 9:39:35 AM : Outperform Start Price: $39.73 LUV Score: -1.67

buy @40 , 2015 target 55

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Member Avatar lkwyatt (30.63) Submitted: 2/10/2015 2:23:44 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.43 LUV Score: -10.65

Southwest understands customer service. It seems backwards that flying with the no-frills airline provides a much less dehumanizing experience than with fancier airlines. I think this shows in their track record of profitability.

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Member Avatar Bolt33 (< 20) Submitted: 2/7/2015 3:21:41 AM : Outperform Start Price: $43.33 LUV Score: -11.04

The make and model is performing well and the maintenance crew are keeping them clean improving saftey

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Member Avatar tiomiguel (70.00) Submitted: 1/12/2015 7:26:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $40.41 LUV Score: -5.24

Hope I'm not late to the party with this one. In spite of rip-roaring 2014, this stock still seems like a good value: low Price/Sales; PE of 24.4 is less than half the PE average of the last 5 years; PEG with estimated 5-year growth at 0.50; decent 12m and 1-year ROE; operating and net margins greater than airline industry averages.
Plus, it's still a popular go-to airline with most travelers. Their no-baggage-fee policy is a winner.
Let's see if Seabiscuit still has some legs ...

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Member Avatar Reddog4Sina (38.61) Submitted: 11/24/2014 6:19:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $38.24 LUV Score: +1.60

In an industry where customers compete to complain louder than everyone else, only Southwest seems to build their growing market share on making flying hassle-free and failrly enjoyable.

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Member Avatar moodymc (< 20) Submitted: 11/6/2014 1:36:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $37.58 LUV Score: +1.12

Continued expansion across US and world. Acquisition of airbus.

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Member Avatar Steve1973 (76.97) Submitted: 11/5/2014 1:46:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $36.20 LUV Score: +4.38

They just expanded more domestic routes out of their hub in Texas, which will most certainly lead to more profits over time. Southwest has been and continues to be a well-run airline. Also, the company is somewhat insulated from what happens abroad (Ukraine, Ebola, European recession, Cartels, etc,), because they are a domestic carrier.

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Member Avatar dshursen (< 20) Submitted: 10/15/2014 2:29:53 PM : Outperform Start Price: $29.29 LUV Score: +19.28

I am just a newbie at this but they have done well over the last year...so

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