| Southwest Airlines operates Southwest Airlines, a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the U.S. and near-international markets. Co. principally provides point-to-point service. Co. complements its short-haul routes with long-haul nonstop service including flights between Hawaii and California, Las Vegas, and Phoenix, and between markets such as Los Angeles and Nashville, New York LaGuardia and Houston, Los Angeles and Baltimore, Oakland and Houston, and San Diego and Baltimore. Co.'s fare products include three primary categories: Wanna Get Away®, Wanna Get Away Plus, Anytime, and Business Select®, to provide Customers options when choosing a fare. We show 56 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of LUV's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of LUV shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like LUV versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching LUV by allowing them to research LUV shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.