Ws Management Lllp Increased Stake in Southwest Airls Co (LUV) by $111.53 Million; Shares Declined

May 16, 2018 - By Robert Case

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 0.07, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. The ratio increased due to LUV positioning: 43 sold and 274 reduced. 116 funds amassed holdings and 188 increased holdings. Investors holded 441.14 million in 2017Q3 but now own 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more. 1,180 were accumulated by Vantage Investment Advsr Ltd Company. Moreover, Blue Fincl Inc has 0.13% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc holds 76,500 shs or 1.43% of its capital. Goldman Sachs Group Inc, New York-based fund reported 3.68 million shs. Montag A And Assoc Incorporated stated it has 0.18% of its capital in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). 25,975 are held by Monetary Mngmt Group Inc. Buckingham Asset Management Limited Liability Company reported 7,004 shs. Ifc Inc Fl reported 31,559 shs. Ledyard Fincl Bank invested in 1,220 shs or 0.01% of the stock. Burney Com accumulated 0.3% or 81,119 shs. Century Cos reported 0.01% of its capital in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Advantus Cap holds 55,710 shs or 0.09% of its capital. Reilly Fincl Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 0% of its capital in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 500 shs. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Limited Co reported 0% stake. Moreover, Toth Advisory Corp has 0% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 150 shs.

LUV had 8 selling transactions and 1 buy since December 13, 2017. This’s net activity of $7.80 million. Romo Tammy sold $133,466 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 2,300 shs on Wednesday, February 21. On Monday, February 12 CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM H DR had bought 3,500 shs worth $196,875. On Friday, March 2 Van de Ven Michael G had sold 31,099 shs worth $1.78 million. Jordan Robert E also sold $2.12 million worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Thursday, December 14. On Wednesday, December 13 MONTFORD JOHN T sold $107,240 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). On Tuesday, February 27 Wells Gregory D also sold $490,066 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV).

Reid Walker’s holdings in Southwest Airls Co (LUV) is increased by 1143.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company’s stock sank 14.07% while Ws Management Lllp bought 1.72 million shares. At the end of 2017Q4, the 1.87 million shares of the air freight and delivery services company held by the hedge fund run by Reid Walker were valued at $122.12 million, up from 150,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. $30.69B is the market cap of Southwest Airls Co. LUV is reaching $52.93 during the last trading session, after increased 2.38%.Southwest Airlines Co. has volume of 2.21M shares. Since May 16, 2017 LUV has risen 7.20% and is uptrending. LUV underperformed by 4.35% the S&P 500.

About $3.40 billion US Long portfolio Ws Management Lllp manages. Its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (Put) (QQQ) was decreased by 485,100 shares to 514,900 shares valued at $80.20M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Ws Management Lllp has cut its stake in Lamar Advertising Co New (NASDAQ:LAMR) and also reduced its holding in Santander Consumer Usa Hdg I (NYSE:SC) by 613,800 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.87M shares.

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Ratings Coverage

In total 11 analysts cover Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV). “Buy” rating has 8, “Sell” are 0, while 3 are “Hold”. (NYSE:LUV) has 73% bullish analysts. 17 are the (NYSE:LUV)’s ratings reports on 16 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy” on Monday, May 14. On Monday, April 30 the stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Buy” rating given by Citigroup. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Hold” rating given by Bank of America. On Friday, April 27 the stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Buy” rating given by Cowen & Co. The stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy” on Monday, January 8. On Monday, March 26 the stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley. On Friday, January 26 the rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. On Thursday, March 29 Stephens maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating. Stephens has “Buy” rating and $7500 target. On Thursday, March 22 Buckingham Research upgraded Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) to “Buy” rating. The stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Thursday, April 12.

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