Putnam Investments Has Cut Its Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Holding; 5 Bullish Analysts Covering SQS Software Quality Systems AG (LON:SQS)

November 14, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Putnam Investments Llc decreased Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) stake by 1.51% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Putnam Investments Llc sold 41,037 shares as Southwest Airlines Co (LUV)’s stock rose 1.26%. The Putnam Investments Llc holds 2.68M shares with $166.56 million value, down from 2.72 million last quarter. Southwest Airlines Co now has $31.84B valuation. The stock rose 0.77% or $0.41 reaching $53.66. About 1.57 million shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering SQS Software Quality Systems AG (LON:SQS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. SQS Software Quality Systems AG had 21 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 16 by Stockdale Securities. Numis Securities downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 7 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 650 target in Wednesday, September 7 report. Westhouse Securities maintained SQS Software Quality Systems AG (LON:SQS) on Tuesday, September 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of SQS Software Quality Systems AG (LON:SQS) has “Add” rating given on Monday, January 16 by Numis Securities. As per Monday, July 3, the company rating was upgraded by Numis Securities. As per Tuesday, September 6, the company rating was downgraded by Numis Securities. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 3 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities on Thursday, January 14 with “Add”. Numis Securities downgraded the stock to “Add” rating in Wednesday, September 13 report. See SQS Software Quality Systems AG (LON:SQS) latest ratings:

29/09/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 644.00 New Target: GBX 644.00 Maintain
13/09/2017 Broker: N+1 Singer Rating: Buy Maintain
13/09/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 603.00 New Target: GBX 644.00 Downgrade
03/07/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 620.00 New Target: GBX 620.00 Maintain
03/07/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 603.00 New Target: GBX 603.00 Upgrade

SQS Software Quality Systems AG is a Germany well-known provider of software testing and quality management services. The company has market cap of GBP. The Firm operates in three business divisions: Managed Services (MS), which includes long term engagements for testing standard software package products; Specialist Consultancy Services (SCS), which includes transformation and quality in projects with skills, including SAP, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), process consulting and improvement, and load and performance testing; and Regular Testing Services (RTS), which includes consultancy services on a local basis and contracted for a short term (three months). It currently has negative earnings. The Firm is also engage d in business with contractors, training and conferences, and software product testing tools.

The stock decreased 1.64% or GBX 8.5 on November 14, reaching GBX 510. About 13,070 shares traded. SQS Software Quality Systems AG (LON:SQS) has 0.00% since November 14, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold LUV shares while 291 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 463.31 million shares or 1.17% less from 468.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mutual Of America Cap Limited Liability Company accumulated 74,176 shares. Soros Fund Management Ltd Com stated it has 0.01% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Segment Wealth Mngmt Lc has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Moreover, Amica Mutual Ins Company has 0.33% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) for 57,561 shares. Legal & General Grp Pcl owns 1.01M shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. New York-based Fred Alger Mngmt has invested 0% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Catalyst Capital Advsr Ltd Llc owns 230,000 shares. Arizona State Retirement System invested in 149,936 shares. 1St Source Bank reported 0.02% stake. Etrade Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). 4,946 are held by Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd. 286,941 were reported by Beach Mngmt Ltd. Reilly Fin Advsr Limited Liability has 0.01% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) for 542 shares. Adage Prtnrs Grp Inc Limited Co has 0.14% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). United Fire Group Incorporated owns 0.17% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) for 7,500 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 57 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, September 15. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Buckingham Research. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Tuesday, November 22. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, October 27, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, June 24 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, September 7. Bernstein initiated Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Tuesday, October 11 with “Outperform” rating. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, January 25 report.

Analysts await Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.83 earnings per share, up 12.16% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.74 per share. LUV’s profit will be $492.49 million for 16.16 P/E if the $0.83 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual earnings per share reported by Southwest Airlines Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.68% negative EPS growth.

Putnam Investments Llc increased Tesaro Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO) stake by 13,429 shares to 17,100 valued at $2.39M in 2017Q2. It also upped Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) stake by 107,508 shares and now owns 342,010 shares. Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) was raised too.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.14 million activity. 8,322 shares valued at $492,238 were sold by Romo Tammy on Tuesday, May 23. On Tuesday, May 23 Shaw Mark R sold $226,035 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) or 3,823 shares. $1.21 million worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) shares were sold by Lamb Jeff. The insider Van de Ven Michael G sold 15,273 shares worth $872,769. $302,626 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) shares were sold by Wells Gregory D. Jordan Robert E sold $912,148 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Tuesday, May 23. KELLY GARY C sold 1,427 shares worth $81,648.

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