United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Barclays PLC in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $90.00 price target on the transportation company’s stock. Barclays PLC’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 45.96% from the company’s current price.

UAL has been the subject of several other research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of United Continental Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Buckingham Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. UBS AG raised their price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings from $103.00 to $109.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings from $79.00 to $85.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. United Continental Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $82.74.

United Continental Holdings (UAL) opened at 61.66 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $64.85 and a 200-day moving average of $72.03. United Continental Holdings has a 52-week low of $49.28 and a 52-week high of $83.04. The firm has a market cap of $18.76 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.52 and a beta of 1.06.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 18th. The transportation company reported $2.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.31 by $0.44. United Continental Holdings had a net margin of 6.09% and a return on equity of 29.46%. The company had revenue of $10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.95 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.61 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that United Continental Holdings will post $7.18 EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 4.3% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,706,502 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,708,664,000 after purchasing an additional 930,321 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 4,642.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,075,033 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,559,382,000 after purchasing an additional 21,609,536 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 30,735.3% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 6,957,062 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $523,519,000 after purchasing an additional 6,934,500 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 1.6% in the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 6,889,017 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $486,640,000 after purchasing an additional 110,314 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners raised its position in United Continental Holdings by 37.7% during the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,840,050 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $364,214,000 after acquiring an additional 1,324,894 shares in the last quarter. 97.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL)

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