| 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, which allows for direct nonstop routing. In addition, Co. provides a suite of digital platforms to support Customers' needs across the travel journey including Southwest.com®, mobile.southwest.com, an iOS app, and an Android app. Co. also provides Swabiz.com, a website tailored for business Customers, which provides businesses shared company credit cards, company activity reporting, and centralized traveler management. The Southwest Airlines YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the Southwest Airlines YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether Southwest Airlines YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the LUV YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.