United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They presently have a $100.00 price objective on the transportation company’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $110.00. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective suggests a potential upside of 66.94% from the company’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts also recently commented on UAL. Bank of America Corporation dropped their price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings from $105.00 to $85.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, June 30th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Cowen and Company increased their price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings from $75.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. UBS AG increased 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 note on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased their price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings from $78.00 to $85.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. United Continental Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.66.

Shares of United Continental Holdings (UAL) traded down 0.75% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $59.45. 1,486,564 shares of the company were exchanged. United Continental Holdings has a 12-month low of $52.21 and a 12-month high of $83.04. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $62.09 and its 200-day moving average price is $70.41. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.21 and a beta of 1.05.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The transportation company reported $2.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $9.88 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.87 billion. United Continental Holdings had a net margin of 5.22% and a return on equity of 25.49%. The firm’s revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $3.11 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that United Continental Holdings will post $6.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, Director Edward Shapiro acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $59.87 per share, for a total transaction 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 acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.27% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Telemus Capital LLC grew its holdings in United Continental Holdings by 0.3% in the second quarter. Telemus Capital LLC now owns 2,890 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $217,000 after purchasing an additional 9 shares during the period. MCF Advisors LLC grew its holdings in United Continental Holdings by 0.9% in the second quarter. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 1,529 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 13 shares during the period. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in United Continental Holdings by 1.5% in the second quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,271 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $246,000 after purchasing an additional 47 shares during the period. Tillar Wenstrup Advisors LLC grew its holdings in United Continental Holdings by 0.3% in the second quarter. Tillar Wenstrup Advisors LLC now owns 29,298 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,205,000 after purchasing an additional 94 shares during the period. Finally, Blair William & Co. IL grew its holdings in United Continental Holdings by 2.2% in the second quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 4,553 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $343,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.62% 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.

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