Research Brokerage Updates: Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

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During the most recent trading session, Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) shares traded +3.00%. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages may provide enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent look, the stock has been seen trading $3.56 off of the 50-day moving average of $40.08 and $3.78 separated from the 200-day moving average of $39.86. Taking a further look from a different perspective, the stock has been recently recorded -15.00% off of the 52-week high of 51.34 and +28.50% apart from the 52-week low of 33.96. Monitoring stock price activity relative to moving averages and the highs and lows for the past year might help with future stock price value assessment. 

Price Target in Focus

While monitoring stock technicals is important, most investors are more concerned with where the stock might be going now.  Equity research analysts have provided views on where they believe the stock will be trading in the future. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are projecting a consensus target price of $49.04 on company shares. This is a near-term estimate for the next 12-18 months.

Currently, Southwest Airlines Company Comm has a price to earnings ratio of 12.40. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 1.02.

During the most recent trading session, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) shares traded +2.01%. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages may provide enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent look, the stock has been seen trading $3.82 off of the 50-day moving average of $43.79 and $5.02 separated from the 200-day moving average of $42.59. Taking a further look from a different perspective, the stock has been recently recorded -1.84% off of the 52-week high of 48.50 and +28.43% apart from the 52-week low of 37.07. Monitoring stock price activity relative to moving averages and the highs and lows for the past year might help with future stock price value assessment. 

Price Target in Focus

While monitoring stock technicals is important, most investors are more concerned with where the stock might be going now.  Equity research analysts have provided views on where they believe the stock will be trading in the future. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are projecting a consensus target price of $45.66 on company shares. This is a near-term estimate for the next 12-18 months.

Currently, U.S. Bancorp Common Stock has a price to earnings ratio of 14.74. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 3.00.

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