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Wall Street Analyst Recommendations for Southwest Airlines

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Analysts’ ratings

Currently, 33.3% (or six) of the analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock have given it a “strong buy” rating, and 38.9% (or seven) have given it a “‘buy.” The remaining 27.8% (or five) have given it a “hold.” None of them have given it a “sell.”

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Target prices

The 12-month consensus target price for Southwest Airlines is $67, which is higher than $63.40 after its second-quarter results. As of September 14, the highest target price was $83, and the lowest was $60. At the current target price, the stock has a return potential of 6.2%.

Peer analysis

Below are analysts’ target prices for Southwest Airlines’ peers:

  • Delta Air Lines (DAL): $68.20 with a 17.7% return potential
  • United Continental (UAL): $93.90 with a 4% return potential
  • American Airlines (AAL): $51.50 with a 29.7% return potential
  • JetBlue Airways (JBLU): $20.60 with a 7.3% return potential
  • Alaska Air (ALK): $75.30 with a 9.3% return potential
  • Spirit Airlines (SAVE): $53.50 with an 8.7% return potential

Investors can get exposure to Southwest Airlines (LUV) by investing in the First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (FTXR), which invests 1.4% of its portfolio in the stock.

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