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United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the company, American Banking News.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) opened at 48.23 on Tuesday. United Continental Holdings has a 52-week low of $27.32 and a 52-week high of $49.28. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $44.06 and a 200-day moving average of $43.96. The company has a market cap of $18.017 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.38.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $2.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $10.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.31 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that United Continental Holdings will post $4.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on UAL. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. They now have a $60.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $43.50. Separately, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of United Continental Holdings from $46.00 to $48.00 in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Raymond James reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $50.00.

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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