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Three Stocks To Monitor: Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV), Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD)

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Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) initiated the shares trading at $39.08 and showed negative change of -11.21% while the stock’s final trade was registered at $ 37.32. However, its previous closing price was seen at $42.03. The stock negotiated total number of 34.06 million shares as compared to 3 months average volume of 6.99 million shares.

The stock price demonstrated downbeat change from its 50 day moving average of 40.82 and had been down from its 200 Day Moving Average of 41.71.

Southwest Airlines Co.’s (LUV) has price-to-cash ratio of 6.66 and price to sale ratio of 1.18. The company net profit margin is 11.10% and gross profit margin is 75.20%. A look on the firm performance, its monthly performance is -7.90% and a quarterly performance of -21.62%. The stock price is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -7.77% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -9.67%.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) stated its q2 2016 results:

Record quarterly GAAP1 net income of $820 million, or $1.28 per diluted share, compared with q2 2015 GAAP net income of $608 million, or $.90 per diluted share.

Not Including special items2, record quarterly net income of $757 million, or $1.19 per diluted share, compared with q2 2015 net income of $691 million, or $1.03 per diluted share. This compared to First Call q2 2016 consensus estimate of $1.21 per diluted share.

Record quarterly GAAP operating income of $1.3 billion, resulting in a strong q2 operating margin3 of 23.7 percent. Not Including special items, q2 2016 operating income was also a quarterly record $1.3 billion, resulting in an operating margin2 of 23.5 percent.

Strong q2 free cash flow2 of $649 million; returned $763 million to Shareholders through a combination of dividends and share repurchases.

Return on invested capital, before taxes and not including special items (ROIC)2, for the 12 months ended June 30, 2016, of 33.5 percent, compared with 28.2 percent for the 12 months ended June 30, 2015.

Brokerage Recommendations:

According to ZACKS data, different Brokerage Firms rated the stock about their BUY, SELL or HOLD recommendations. 2 Months Ago, shares have been suggested as “BUY” from “4” brokerage firms and recommended as “Strong Buy” by “0” brokerage firms. 0” brokerage firms have issued “Sell” rating for the company and “Strong Sell” rating was issued by “1.67” brokerage firms. “0” brokerage firms have rated the company as a “Hold”. The Corporation has average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 0 based on consensus of the brokerage firms issuing ratings.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc.  (NYSE:HD) declined -0.98% and ended at $136.07 smaller than previous closing price of $137.41. The total 4.98 million shares were bought and sold throughout the most recent trading session more than average volume of 4.93 million shares.

The average true range of The Home Depot, Inc.’s (HD) is recorded at 1.81 and the relative strength index of the stock stands 63.95. The stock price is going above to its 52 week low with 50.63% and lagging behind from its 52 week high with -1.00%. Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 1.90. A look on the firm performance, its monthly performance is 6.52% and a quarterly performance of 1.62%. The stock price is trading upbeat from its 200 days moving average with 6.68% and up from 50 days moving average with 3.84%.

Brokerage Recommendations:

According to ZACKS data, different Brokerage Firms rated the stock about their BUY, SELL or HOLD recommendations. 2 Months Ago, shares have been suggested as “BUY” from “5” brokerage firms and recommended as “Strong Buy” by “0” brokerage firms. 1” brokerage firms have issued “Sell” rating for the company and “Strong Sell” rating was issued by “1.82” brokerage firms. “0” brokerage firms have rated the company as a “Hold”. The Corporation has average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 0 based on consensus of the brokerage firms issuing ratings.

 

 

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