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

May 16, 2018 - By Carey Conley

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 improved due to LUV positioning: 43 sold and 274 reduced. 116 funds acquired stakes and 188 increased stakes. Investors holded 441.14 million in 2017Q3 but now own 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more. Moreover, Dreman Value Management L L C has 0.32% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 8,674 shs. Telemus Cap Limited Liability accumulated 3,640 shs. Eaton Vance, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 105,587 shs. Amalgamated State Bank, a New York-based fund reported 72,750 shs. Moreover, Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Co has 0.11% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 76,042 shs. Rothschild Inv Il has 0.03% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 4,024 shs. Mercer Advisers reported 200 shs. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Co invested in 0.01% or 17,633 shs. First Heartland Consultants Incorporated stated it has 14,108 shs. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mngmt owns 21,948 shs. Hartline reported 19,047 shs stake. Wells Fargo Company Mn invested in 2.29 million shs. Twin Cap Management holds 175,820 shs or 0.57% of its capital. Mirador Capital Prtn Lp holds 0.85% or 23,825 shs. American Bancshares holds 610 shs or 0.01% of its capital.

LUV had 8 sales and 1 insider buy since December 13, 2017. This’s net activity of $7.80 million. Another trade for 10,000 shs valued at $600,491 was sold by BROOKS DOUGLAS H. MONTFORD JOHN T sold $107,240 worth of stock. 27,271 shs were sold by KELLY GARY C, worth $1.58 million. $2.12M worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) was sold by Jordan Robert E on Thursday, December 14. On Tuesday, February 27 Wells Gregory D also sold $490,066 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Shares for $133,466 were sold by Romo Tammy on Wednesday, February 21.

In 2017Q4 Securities and Exchange filling is reported Reid Walker’s stake in Southwest Airls Co (LUV) which was rose by 1143.93%. The company’s stock declined 14.07% with the market as Ws Management Lllp bought 1.72 million shares. The hedge fund run by Reid Walker is holding 1.87 million shares, compared to the 150,000 from the previous quarter. And the announced value of the air freight and delivery services company is $122.12M for the 2017Q4. $30.69B is the MC of Southwest Airls Co. LUV is touching $52.93 during the last trading session, after increased 2.38%.Currently Southwest Airlines Co. is uptrending after 7.20% change in last May 16, 2017. LUV has 2.21 million shares volume. LUV underperformed by 4.35% the S&P 500.

According to a filing the Ws Management Lllp’s stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reduced by 28,600 shares to 400,600 shares valued at $67.79M in 2017Q4. It operates about $3.40B US Long portfolio. For a total of 1,770 shares it reduced its holding in Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKA) by 126 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (Put) (QQQ).

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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”. 73% are bullish. 17 are the (NYSE:LUV)’s analyst reports since December 14, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, April 27 the rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Hold” rating given by Bank of America. On Monday, April 30 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup. On Thursday, December 14 Atlantic Securities upgraded Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) to “Overweight” rating. On Monday, January 8 Stephens maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating. Stephens has “Buy” rating and $81.0 target. The company rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, January 30. On Monday, March 26 the stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley. On Monday, January 8 the company was maintained by Cowen & Co. In Friday, January 26 report Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, March 22 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research.

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