Stuart Essig just Acquired 27,455 shares of Dynatronics (DYNT), be careful if you are short!; Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Has 0.89 Sentiment

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 $37.98 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 18.37 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.

Stuart Essig, an insider and also major shareholder of the big company Dynatronics Corp made an investment. He picked up 27,455 shares of the company with the deal valued at $76,050 US Dollars – based on an avg price of $2.8 for share. Presently, Stuart Essig owns 914,465 shares which make up about 18.58% of the Company’s total market cap.

Analysts await Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.84 earnings per share, up 13.51% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.74 per share. LUV’s profit will be $498.45M for 19.05 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual earnings per share reported by Southwest Airlines Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.55% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Southwest Air’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Southwest Air, 6 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $46.0 while the high is $57.0. The stock’s average target of $51.33 is -19.80% below today’s ($64) share price. LUV was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 9, 2016. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Friday, September 9. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 27. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, January 5. Citigroup initiated Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, November 18 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, January 27 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by Bernstein with “Outperform” on Tuesday, October 11.

Greenbrier Partners Capital Management Llc holds 14.22% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. for 1.26 million shares. Provident Trust Co owns 2.67 million shares or 6.62% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gibraltar Capital Management Inc. has 6.08% invested in the company for 123,106 shares. The Texas-based Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd has invested 6.07% in the stock. Tyvor Capital Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 544,715 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $2.23 million activity.

The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $64. About 4.55M shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) has risen 37.63% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Dynatronics Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and markets physical medicine products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $15.97 million. It makes and sells electrotherapy, therapeutic ultrasound, phototherapy, thermal therapy, iontophoresis devices, and other modalities; traction therapy equipment; medical supplies and soft goods, including hot and cold packs, lumbar rolls, exercise balls, wrist splints, ankle weights, cervical collars and pillows, slings, bolsters, positioning wedges, back cushions, weight racks, rehabilitation products, back and wrist braces. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also sells mat platforms, and other rehabilitation and athletic training room products.

The stock increased 2.98% or $0.094 during the last trading session, reaching $3.245. About 42,417 shares traded or 73.84% up from the average. Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ:DYNT) has risen 1.94% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.76% the S&P500.