United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) – Stock analysts at Imperial Capital dropped their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for United Continental Holdings in a research report issued on Thursday. Imperial Capital analyst M. Derchin now anticipates that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $7.85 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $7.90. Imperial Capital has a “In-Line” rating and a $77.00 price objective on the stock. Imperial Capital also issued estimates for United Continental Holdings’ Q4 2017 earnings at $1.78 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $8.75 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.70 EPS.

A number of other research firms have also commented on UAL. BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Vetr lowered shares of United Continental Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $63.50 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price target (up from $95.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Friday, June 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. United Continental Holdings has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.76.

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Shares of United Continental Holdings (NYSE UAL) opened at 71.57 on Monday. United Continental Holdings has a 1-year low of $44.15 and a 1-year high of $83.04. The company has a market capitalization of $21.77 billion, a PE ratio of 9.89 and a beta of 1.04. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $78.03 and its 200 day moving average price is $74.25.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The transportation company reported $2.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.31 by $0.44. The business had revenue of $10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.95 billion. United Continental Holdings had a return on equity of 29.46% and a net margin of 6.09%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.61 earnings per share.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of UAL. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in United Continental Holdings during the first quarter valued at $122,000. Paragon Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in United Continental Holdings during the first quarter valued at $210,000. FNY Partners Fund LP increased its stake in United Continental Holdings by 2,073.9% in the first quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 2,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $141,000 after buying an additional 1,908 shares in the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC increased its stake in United Continental Holdings by 88.9% in the first quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 2,074 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 976 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc increased its stake in United Continental Holdings by 15.6% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,687 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $190,000 after buying an additional 363 shares in the last quarter. 96.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other United Continental Holdings news, Director Edward Shapiro purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 27th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $69.35 per share, with a total value of $693,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $693,500. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Michael P. Bonds sold 9,971 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.86, for a total transaction of $786,313.06. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 8,716 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $687,343.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.27% of the company’s stock.

United Continental Holdings Company Profile

United Continental Holdings, Inc (UAL) is a holding company and its principal subsidiary is United Air Lines, Inc (United). The Company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations. It has global air rights in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The Company, through United and its regional carriers, operates flights from its hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark Liberty), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Chicago O’Hare), Denver International Airport (Denver), George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston Bush), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), A.B.

Earnings History and Estimates for United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL)

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