Owners of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $14.17 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%. The average volume for Southwest Airlines has been 7.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 38.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.31. TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report now.