Insider Trading Alert - LUV, PAA And SWKS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 22, 2014, 122 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $90.00 to $13,547,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Southwest Airlines (LUV) - FREE Research Report

Kelly Gary C, who is COB, Pres., & CEO at Southwest Airlines, sold 67,386 shares at $25.01 on May 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the COB, Pres., & CEO owned 754,874 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.2% with the 67,386-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.52, up $0.51, or 1.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Southwest Airlines go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 36,561
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,561
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 84,961

The average volume for Southwest Airlines has been 6.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 34.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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