Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Analysts See $1.20 EPS, Arosa Capital Management LP Cut Halliburton Co (Call) (HAL) Position

July 17, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Analysts expect Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) to report $1.20 EPS on July, 27 before the open.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 0.84% from last quarter’s $1.19 EPS. LUV’s profit would be $724.50 million giving it 12.90 P/E if the $1.20 EPS is correct. After having $0.61 EPS previously, Southwest Airlines Co’s analysts see 96.72% EPS growth. It closed at $61.93 lastly. It is down 37.63% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Arosa Capital Management Lp decreased Halliburton Co (Call) (HAL) stake by 44.88% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Arosa Capital Management Lp sold 610,568 shares as Halliburton Co (Call) (HAL)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Arosa Capital Management Lp holds 750,000 shares with $40.57 million value, down from 1.36 million last quarter. Halliburton Co (Call) now has $38.77B valuation. It closed at $44.22 lastly. It is down 19.03% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Analysts await Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) to report earnings on July, 24 before the open. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 235.71% or $0.33 from last year’s $-0.14 per share. HAL’s profit will be $166.58 million for 58.18 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Halliburton Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 375.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.24, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 64 investors sold HAL shares while 301 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 283 raised stakes. 680.96 million shares or 2.31% more from 665.59 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Amalgamated Commercial Bank stated it has 56,908 shares. 1.48 million are owned by Asset Mgmt One Company Limited. Oxbow Limited Liability Corp invested in 9,580 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Chicago Equity Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation owns 31,570 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D stated it has 230,000 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Ci Inc, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1.11 million shares. Architects reported 121 shares. Motco invested in 2,547 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 81,111 are held by Ibm Retirement Fund. 182,701 were reported by Affinity Inv Advsr Ltd Liability Com. The New York-based Loews has invested 0% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability accumulated 8,050 shares or 0.18% of the stock. North Point Portfolio Managers Oh reported 2.39% stake. Texas-based Chilton Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.31% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Blackrock Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Co owns 0.15% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 2.42 million shares.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 5 sales for $4.40 million activity. The insider Jones Myrtle L sold 726 shares worth $38,209. GERBER MURRY also bought $307,817 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) shares. $4.76M worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) was sold by MCCOLLUM MARK A. Another trade for 8,000 shares valued at $370,608 was bought by Albrecht William E. 725 shares were sold by Miller Jeffrey Allen, worth $36,453 on Wednesday, April 5.

Among 36 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 31 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Halliburton Company had 110 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, January 26. iBERIA Capital Partners maintained the shares of HAL in report on Thursday, October 20 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Saturday, September 5 by HSBC. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Wednesday, June 21. Citigroup maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Monday, October 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by Nomura. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 1 by Oppenheimer. Citigroup maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Wednesday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, October 20 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy” on Tuesday, August 11.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $10.00 million activity. $811,611 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) was sold by Jordan Robert E. 12,374 shares were sold by KELLY GARY C, worth $713,499 on Tuesday, February 21. Another trade for 5,249 shares valued at $302,626 was made by Wells Gregory D on Friday, May 19. On Friday, February 24 the insider Van de Ven Michael G sold $841,168. Romo Tammy had sold 9,655 shares worth $500,032. 3,823 shares were sold by Shaw Mark R, worth $226,035. 18,299 shares valued at $1.06 million were sold by Lamb Jeff on Friday, February 24.

Among 15 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 41 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Imperial Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $57 target in Tuesday, November 22 report. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, January 12 by Imperial Capital. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 23 with “Buy”. Stephens initiated the shares of LUV in report on Tuesday, March 29 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Strong-Buy” rating by Vetr given on Tuesday, August 18. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Thursday, September 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Argus Research. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Thursday, July 30.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.23, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 71 investors sold Southwest Airlines Co shares while 296 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 484.24 million shares or 6.71% more from 453.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 14,249 were reported by Prelude Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability. 9,485 were reported by Glg Limited Liability Corporation. Hudson Canyon Counselors Ltd Liability Company holds 19,443 shares or 1.4% of its portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt stated it has 92,206 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. 9,556 were reported by Wetherby Asset Mngmt. 73,465 are owned by Mutual Of America Capital Limited Co. Invest Centers Of America Inc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). 1St Source Financial Bank has 0.03% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Motco stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Comm Bank & Trust reported 0.02% stake. Rench Wealth Mngmt has 5,319 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Decatur Cap Mngmt holds 2.39% or 333,140 shares in its portfolio. Patten Inc holds 185 shares. Eagle Asset owns 409,510 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Ifrah Service owns 6,556 shares.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates Southwest Airlines, a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. The company has market cap of $37.39 billion. The Firm provides point-to-point service. It has a 18.63 P/E ratio. The Firm offers ancillary service offerings, such as Southwest’s EarlyBird Check-In and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors, in accordance with Southwest’s respective policies.

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