Stocks for Your Case: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)

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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV ) is a major domestic airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company  provides primarily shorthaul, high-frequency, point-to-point, low-fare service.  Southwest operates over Boeing 737 aircraft in numerous cities. Southwest has the lowest operating cost structure in the domestic airline industry and consistently offers the lowest and simplest fares. Southwest also has one of the best overall Customer Service records.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)‘s Financial Overview

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) declined -0.78% yesterday to close its trading session at $56.25. The company has 1 year Price Target of $74.21. Southwest Airlines Co. has 52-Week high of $66.99 and 52-Week Low of $49.76. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 4.7 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $33.24 Billion.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.77/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.77/share.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -4.14 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of -3.87 percent. Southwest Airlines Co. has P/S value of 1.57 while its P/B value stands at 3.18. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 14.4 percent, Return on Equity of 38.8 percent and Return on Investment of 16.5 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 68.6 percent and 16.6 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.9 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Southwest Airlines Co have a median target of 73.00, with a high estimate of 87.00 and a low estimate of 58.00. The median estimate represents a +29.78% increase from the last price of 56.25.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)

Xcel Energy Inc. is predominantly an operating public utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and the transportation, storage and distribution of natural gas.

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)‘s Financial Outlook

The 13 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Xcel Energy Inc have a median target of 49.00, with a high estimate of 56.00 and a low estimate of 39.00. The median estimate represents a +8.07% increase from the last price of 45.34.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Xcel Energy Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.32. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged0.51% and closed its last trading session at $45.34. The company has the market capitalization of $23.47 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $52.22 and 52-Week low of $41.51. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 4.73 Million shares. The company has a total of 517.71 Million shares outstanding.

The company has YTD performance of -5.76 percent. Beta for Xcel Energy Inc. stands at 0.17 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.8. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.10%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.77%.

Xcel Energy Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 3.72%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.38%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.7 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 10.2 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 6.1% with Gross margin of 92.5 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 19.2% and 10.1% respectively.

 

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