Price Target Watch: Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV), Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF)

Price Target Watch: Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV), Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF)

Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) shares are trading +0.41% thus far today and have traded in the range of 36.45 – 37.12 during the current session. In order to take a look at where the stock might headed longer term, we can also look at different sets of data. Sell-side research firms currently have a consensus one year price target of $48.73 on the stock according to First Call. This number can often vary from the Zacks or FactSet mean targets. The sell-side analysts are projecting earnings per share of $0.81 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $3.80 per share according to First Call.

Stock Technicals in Focus

In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading +0.06% away from its 50 day moving average of $36.97. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -27.95% off of its 52-week high of $51.34 and +8.92% away from its 52-week low which is $33.96. In taking a look at the company’s valuation, the firm’s price to earnings ratio stands at 9.81. This is a crucial indicator investors watch as higher ratios compared to peers, would suggest higher future earnings growth potential for the stock. The price to current year EPS estimates from research analysts currently stands at 9.73. In looking further ahead, potential investors should note that the company’s price to next year’s EPS estimates is 9.53.

Today, the stock opened at $36.81 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $36.99. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $36.45 and touched $37.12 as the high point. Southwest Airlines Company Comm has a market cap of 22.94B and has seen an average daily volume of 7505880 over the past three months.

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) shares are trading +1.16% thus far today and have traded in the range of 9.37 – 9.66 during the current session. In order to take a look at where the stock might headed longer term, we can also look at different sets of data. Sell-side research firms currently have a consensus one year price target of $10.09 on the stock according to First Call. This number can often vary from the Zacks or FactSet mean targets. The sell-side analysts are projecting earnings per share of $0.22 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $0.83 per share according to First Call.

Stock Technicals in Focus

In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading +0.92% away from its 50 day moving average of $9.54. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -6.32% off of its 52-week high of $10.28 and +37.57% away from its 52-week low which is $7.00. In taking a look at the company’s valuation, the firm’s price to earnings ratio stands at 12.11. This is a crucial indicator investors watch as higher ratios compared to peers, would suggest higher future earnings growth potential for the stock. The price to current year EPS estimates from research analysts currently stands at 11.60. In looking further ahead, potential investors should note that the company’s price to next year’s EPS estimates is 10.58.

Today, the stock opened at $9.43 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $9.63. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $9.37 and touched $9.66 as the high point. Regions Financial Corporation C has a market cap of 12.09B and has seen an average daily volume of 19413300 over the past three months.

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