Worst Value Picks Now: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Gentex Corporation (GNTX)

Here’s what’s interesting to note about Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) right now: Its price-to-sales ratio of 1.64, is expensive relative to the Regional Airlines universe at large. The broad Regional Airlines industry has an average P/S ratio of 0.8, which is significantly better than the sector’s 2.21. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.35 and as high as 1.9. Also, it is down from 0.84 of the total 74 rivals across the globe.

LUV traded at an unexpectedly low level on 10/12/2018 when the stock experienced a 0.61% gain to a closing price of $57.38. The company saw 4.01 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 4.33 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 48.14% move, based on the high target price ($85) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $67.69 price target, but the stock is already up 14.92% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -14.34% versus recent highs ($66.99). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $60 range (lowest target price), allowing for another 4.57% jump from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a -7.99% fall in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 8.1% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is down -12.33% so far this year. Additionally, LUV had a day price range of $56.72 to $58.23.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Southwest Airlines Co. needs to grow just 17.64% to cross its median price target of $67.5. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) are $61.44 and $55.88. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, LUV is a stock with 578 million shares outstanding that normally trades 2.61% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day loss of -6.01% with 1.36 average true range (ATR). LUV has a beta of 1.03 and RSI is 30.7.

Investors also need to beware of the Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 3.06, which suggests that the shares are not attractive compared with peers. The broad Auto Parts industry has an average P/S ratio of 1.65, which is significantly better than the sector’s 9.92. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 1.53 and as high as 5.59. Also, it is down from 0.89 of the total 1225 rivals across the globe.

Gentex Corporation (GNTX)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Gentex Corporation by far traveled 2.59% versus a 1-year low price of $18.51. The share price was last seen -1.5% lower, reaching at $18.99 on Oct. 12, 2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $18.62 and $19.61. This company shares are 19.06% off its target price of $22.61 and the current market capitalization stands at $5.18B. The recent change has given its price a -16.35% deficit over SMA 50 and -25.27% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -17.97% declines, -18.78% declines and -22.01% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found GNTX’s volatility during a week at 3.62% and during a month it has been found around 2.9%.

Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) Intraday Metrics

Gentex Corporation (GNTX) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 3.62 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 2.09 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Gentex Corporation Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 52.71% rally, based on the high target price ($29) for Gentex Corporation shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $12.5 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -34.18% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is down -9.36% year to date.