Ws Management Lllp Increased Stake in Southwest Airls Co (LUV)

May 16, 2018 - By Robert Reynolds

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.07, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. The ratio is positive due to LUV positioning: 43 sold and 274 reduced. 116 funds took positions and 188 increased positions. Investors holded 441.14 million in 2017Q3 but now own 452.86 million shares or 2.65% more. Bnp Paribas Asset Sa reported 124,488 shs stake. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited reported 1.65 million shs. Emerald Advisers Pa has invested 0.05% of its capital in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Kentucky-based Central National Bank And Co has invested 0.59% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Country Club Tru Na invested in 0.09% or 9,900 shs. Morgan Stanley invested in 0.05% or 2.83M shs. Cadence Fincl Bank Na reported 7,153 shs stake. Mariner Wealth Advsr Limited Liability Co reported 4,186 shs. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 0.12% or 149,031 shs. Bluecrest Capital Ltd invested in 3,526 shs. Hudson Bay Cap Mngmt LP stated it has 0.03% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Menta Capital Ltd invested in 22,300 shs or 0.28% of the stock. Columbia Asset Management holds 6,525 shs or 0.12% of its capital. 6,330 are owned by Washington Bancshares. Texas-based Ser Automobile Association has invested 0.18% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV).

LUV had 8 selling transactions and 1 insider buy since December 13, 2017. This’s net activity of $7.80 million. Another trade for 20,272 shs valued at $1.17 million was sold by Romo Tammy. The insider CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM H DR bought 3,500 shs worth $196,875. On Wednesday, February 21 $1.58M worth of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) was sold by KELLY GARY C. Shares for $107,240 were sold by MONTFORD JOHN T. The insider Jordan Robert E sold $2.12M. The insider Van de Ven Michael G sold 31,099 shs worth $1.78 million.

According to 2017Q4 SEC form the Reid Walker increased its holdings in Southwest Airls Co (LUV) by 1143.93%. 1.72M shares were bought by Ws Management Lllp as the company’s stock declined 14.07% with the market. At the end of 2017Q4, the hedge fund run by Reid Walker held 1.87 million shares of the air freight and delivery services company, valued at $122.12M, up from 150,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Southwest Airls Co has $30.69 billion MC. LUV is touching $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 the S&P 500 by 4.35%.

About $3.40 billion US Long portfolio Ws Management Lllp manages. According to a filing the fund decreased its stake in Santander Consumer Usa Hdg I (NYSE:SC) by 613,800 shares to 2.87 million shares, valued at $53.41 million in 2017Q4. Ws Management Lllp has cut its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (Put) (QQQ) and also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 351,449 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.77 million 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”. 73% are bullish. 17 are the (NYSE:LUV)’s analyst reports since December 14, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Thursday, December 14 the stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has “Overweight” rating given by Atlantic Securities. On Monday, May 14 the stock has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research. On Monday, March 26 the rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan. On Monday, January 8 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 Monday, April 30 the company was maintained by Citigroup. On Friday, April 27 the company was maintained by Cowen & Co. On Monday, January 8 the firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given. On Friday, January 26 Stephens maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating. Stephens has “Buy” rating and $77.0 target.

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