Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Shareholder Rockefeller Financial Services INC Lifted Stake by $6.68 Million as Shares Rose

February 24, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 69 investors sold LUV 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. Pggm Invests holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 583,058 shares. Paloma Prtnrs Mgmt Company accumulated 141,916 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Brandywine Glob Invest Management Lc reported 577,263 shares. Blair William And Il owns 8,959 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can owns 0.26% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 5.13M shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 2.44 million shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Mngmt Llc has invested 1.34% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Intrust State Bank Na invested in 3,574 shares. Moreover, Advisor Prns Ltd Liability has 0.17% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Clearbridge Invests Limited invested in 25,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Brown Advisory has 7,600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The Texas-based Fayez Sarofim Company has invested 0.04% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Virtu Fin Limited Liability invested in 0.03% or 3,790 shares. Financial Bank Of Hawaii holds 0.06% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) or 12,891 shares. D E Shaw owns 1.78M shares.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 3 selling transactions for $2.03 million activity. $2.12 million worth of stock was sold by Jordan Robert E on Thursday, December 14. MONTFORD JOHN T sold $107,240 worth of stock. The insider BIGGINS J VERONICA sold $1,886.

Rockefeller Financial Services Inc increased its stake in Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) by 3.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc bought 121,447 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.19 million shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $178.77M, up from 3.07 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Southwest Airlines Co. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.10 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.17% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $57.99. About 3.31 million shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Rockefeller Financial Services Inc, which manages about $5.25B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abiomed Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) by 28,736 shares to 193,674 shares, valued at $32.65M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Delphi Automotive Plc (NYSE:DLPH) by 800,316 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 35,006 shares, and cut its stake in Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP).

More notable recent Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Southwest Airlines: Quality Has A Price” on February 06, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Southwest Airlines Partners With Nintendo To Launch Promotion With Super Mario …” published on February 20, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Through Oct. 1, 2018” on February 15, 2018. More interesting news about Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Southwest Airlines to begin shipping internationally” published on February 20, 2018 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “Southwest is sued by Arabic speaker who was removed from plane” with publication date: February 13, 2018.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 64 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 25. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan. Atlantic Securities upgraded the shares of LUV in report on Thursday, December 14 to “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, June 22. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, September 15. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Outperform” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, October 11. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, February 4. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley.

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