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United Rentals (NYSE:URI) Director Jenne K. Britell sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total value of $345,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 46,294 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,323,810. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on URI shares. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of United Rentals in a research note on Monday, July 21st. They now have a $128.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $110.00. Separately, analysts at Macquarie reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of United Rentals in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $100.00. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of United Rentals from $110.00 to $128.00 in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a “top pick” rating on the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. United Rentals currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $108.58.

Shares of United Rentals (NYSE:URI) traded down 0.37% on Thursday, hitting $116.27. The stock had a trading volume of 863,840 shares. United Rentals has a one year low of $52.39 and a one year high of $116.99. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $109.8 and a 200-day moving average of $97.96. The company has a market cap of $11.151 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.30.

United Rentals (NYSE:URI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 16th. The company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.57. The company had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that United Rentals will post $6.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

United Rentals, Inc (NYSE:URI) is a holding company.

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