Is Warren Buffett Interested in Buying Southwest Airlines? Wall Street Thinks He Might Be

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is the second-largest shareholder in Southwest Airlines

Famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett has made it known he's shopping for a business to buy. Now some analysts are speculating that it could be Southwest Airlines.

The talk of a potential bid on the Dallas-based airline by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway appeared on Twitter with a mention by StockTradersNET, which called the speculation "unconfirmed." It also circulated on Wall Street insider websites. The chatter caused Southwest Airlines' stock to jump the most in a month on Thursday.

Southwest Airlines acknowledged the takeover talk in a statement — but declined to say whether it had merit.

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