United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL) Director Robert A. Milton purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $58.60 per share, with a total value of $58,600.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 6,176 shares in the company, valued at $361,913.60. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL) traded up 0.05% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $59.95. The stock had a trading volume of 9,814,522 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $18.24 billion, a PE ratio of 8.28 and a beta of 1.05. United Continental Holdings Inc has a 1-year low of $53.59 and a 1-year high of $83.04. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $61.90 and its 200-day moving average is $70.18.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The transportation company reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.12 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $9.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.87 billion. United Continental Holdings had a return on equity of 28.67% and a net margin of 6.45%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $3.11 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that United Continental Holdings Inc will post $6.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Bank of America Corporation reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Citigroup Inc reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $68.00 target price (down from $85.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $85.00 target price (up from $80.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut United Continental Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.07.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in UAL. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 30,735.3% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 6,957,062 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $523,519,000 after purchasing an additional 6,934,500 shares during the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new position in shares of United Continental Holdings during the 3rd quarter valued at about $121,305,000. Boston Partners increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 37.7% during the 2nd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,840,050 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $364,214,000 after purchasing an additional 1,324,894 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 4.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,706,502 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,708,664,000 after purchasing an additional 930,321 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 33.2% during the 3rd quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,637,733 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $160,585,000 after purchasing an additional 656,990 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.07% of the company’s stock.

About United Continental Holdings

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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