A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) recently:

  • 9/25/2017 – United Continental Holdings is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. They set a “neutral” rating and a $64.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/25/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $80.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/20/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc..
  • 9/20/2017 – United Continental Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of United Continental have underperformed its industry so far this year. This disappointing performance was due to multiple headwinds led by the Apr 9 passenger fiasco, which earned the carrier worldwide criticism. Also, the company's bottom line has been hurt by the surge in labor costs.  Adding to its woes, the fuel costs too are on the rise. The carrier has been hit hard by Harvey, due its significant Houston exposure. Furthermore, pricing issues have been hurting the company. In fact these headwinds led to trimming of the company’s current-quarter passenger unit revenue forecast. Moreover,  United Continental is a highly leveraged company. However, we are impressed with the company's expansion and fleet modernization efforts.”
  • 9/20/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/18/2017 – United Continental Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $59.80 price target on the stock, up previously from $49.28.
  • 9/15/2017 – United Continental Holdings was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $84.00.
  • 9/14/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/7/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stephens. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $80.00.
  • 9/7/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $85.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $71.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $72.00.
  • 8/20/2017 – United Continental Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Wolfe Research to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $95.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $97.00.
  • 8/18/2017 – United Continental Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of United Continental have underperformed its industry so far this year on multiple headwinds led by the Apr 9 passenger fiasco, which earned the carrier worldwide criticism. Apart from this, the company's bottom line has been hurt by the surge in labor costs. In fact, the expenses on this front have skyrocketed on the back of multiple labor deals inked by the company in the recent past. The company's high debt levels also remain a matter of concern. Additionally, the decline in July load factor due to capacity expansion outpacing traffic growth for the month is disturbing. We are, however, impressed by United Continental's efforts to reward shareholders. The company's expansion-related efforts are also encouraging. Its efforts to modernize its fleet raise investors' optimism in the stock.”
  • 8/17/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $79.00 to $72.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 8/7/2017 – United Continental Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) traded up 6.14% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $64.14. 6,819,825 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $51.34 and a 52-week high of $83.04. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $61.60 and a 200 day moving average price of $70.77. The company has a market cap of $19.51 billion, a PE ratio of 8.86 and a beta of 1.05.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The transportation company reported $2.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.31 by $0.44. The firm had revenue of $10 billion during 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 business’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.61 EPS. Equities analysts predict that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post $6.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other United Continental Holdings news, Director Edward Shapiro acquired 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $59.87 per share, with a total value of $898,050.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 27,707 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,658,818.09. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 0.27% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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.

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