Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) EPS Estimated At $0.84; Shorts at Transcat (TRNS) Lowered By 2.02%

January 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Transcat Incorporated (NASDAQ:TRNS) had a decrease of 2.02% in short interest. TRNS’s SI was 9,700 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 2.02% from 9,900 shares previously. With 11,600 avg volume, 1 days are for Transcat Incorporated (NASDAQ:TRNS)’s short sellers to cover TRNS’s short positions. The SI to Transcat Incorporated’s float is 0.18%. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $14. About 11,061 shares traded. Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS) has risen 12.46% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.24% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) to report $0.84 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 13.51% from last quarter’s $0.74 EPS. LUV’s profit would be $498.44M giving it 19.49 P/E if the $0.84 EPS is correct. After having $0.88 EPS previously, Southwest Airlines Co.’s analysts see -4.55% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $65.47. About 4.51 million shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 69 investors sold Southwest Airlines Co. shares while 249 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 441.14 million shares or 4.78% less from 463.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Zacks Invest Mgmt has invested 0.01% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Paradigm Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 9,950 shares. 235,641 were reported by First Bank & Trust Of Omaha. Illinois-based Arete Wealth Advisors Llc has invested 0.19% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Gemmer Asset Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 158 shares. Harris Associates L P, Illinois-based fund reported 25,961 shares. Pitcairn accumulated 5,055 shares. 1.10 million are held by Prudential. Brown Advisory reported 7,600 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ing Groep Nv holds 48,242 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Anchor Bolt Cap Ltd Partnership accumulated 418,203 shares. Lsv Asset Mngmt holds 534,400 shares. Proshare Advsrs Ltd Liability reported 66,267 shares. Keybank National Association Oh has invested 0.01% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Hollencrest Ltd Co reported 3,678 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 61 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 28 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 24. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 24. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $67.0 target in Monday, January 8 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, May 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 27. Imperial Capital initiated the shares of LUV in report on Friday, September 9 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, September 20. Cowen & Co maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $2.23 million activity. 32 shares were sold by BIGGINS J VERONICA, worth $1,886 on Tuesday, October 17. Jordan Robert E had sold 32,931 shares worth $2.12 million on Thursday, December 14. The insider MONTFORD JOHN T sold 1,695 shares worth $107,240.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. The company has market cap of $38.85 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the firm operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 8 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba. It has a 18.79 P/E ratio. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers.

Transcat, Inc. provides calibration and laboratory instrument services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $100.02 million. It operates in two divisions, Service and Distribution. It has a 22.8 P/E ratio. The Service segment offers calibration, repair, inspection, analytical qualifications, preventative maintenance, consulting, and other related services.

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