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United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) Director Walter Isaacson sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.01, for a total transaction of $220,050.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $220,050. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of United Continental Holdings from $38.00 to $50.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, January 31st. They now have a $53.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.50. Finally, analysts at Cowen and Company raised their price target on shares of United Continental Holdings from $46.00 to $56.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 23rd. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. United Continental Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.77.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) traded up 3.26% on Thursday, hitting $45.03. 4,084,094 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. United Continental Holdings has a 1-year low of $25.15 and a 1-year high of $49.20. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $42.61 and a 200-day moving average of $35.66. The company has a market cap of $16.295 billion and a P/E ratio of 28.50.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last released its earnings data on Thursday, January 23rd. The company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $9.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.28 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.59 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that United Continental Holdings will post $4.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

United Continental Holdings, Inc (NYSE:UAL) is a holding company and its principal, wholly owned subsidiaries are United Air Lines, Inc (United) and Continental Airlines, Inc (Continental).

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