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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) is expected to report net income of $733 million, or $1.34 a share, on sales of $5.9 billion before the market opens on Thursday, based on a FactSet survey of 20 analysts.

In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of $1.26 a share on sales of $5.7 billion. It reported net income of $463 million.

The stock has risen 1.4% since the company last reported earnings on Apr. 25.

Quarterly estimates have risen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.

Southwest Airlines is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 11.1 based on the 12-month estimates of 21 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

In the upcoming quarter analysts are forecasting adjusted net income of $659.4 million, or $1.19 a share, on sales of $5.7 billion.

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