United Continental (NYSE: UAL) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 12/13/2017 – United Continental had its price target raised by analysts at Imperial Capital from $57.00 to $64.00. They now have an “in-line” rating on the stock.
  • 12/8/2017 – United Continental had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a $67.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/7/2017 – United Continental was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating.
  • 12/1/2017 – United Continental was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 11/9/2017 – United Continental was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “United Continental Holdings outperformed in the third quarter of 2017. However, shares of the company plummeted following the earnings release. This was because investors were disappointed with the carrier’s lack of clarity on the conference call pertaining to its efforts to check costs and boost revenues. In addition, the company stated that it will continue to expand capacity in a bid to maintain market share at major airport hubs to deal with competition from discount carriers. Also, the decline in October load factor due to capacity overexpansion remains concerning. Meanwhile, the surge in labor and fuel costs continue to hurt the bottom line. In fact, shares of United Continental have underperformed its industry so far this year. However, we are impressed with the company's expansion and fleet modernization efforts. The company's efforts to reward shareholders also raise optimism in the stock.”
  • 11/1/2017 – United Continental was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $68.00.
  • 10/25/2017 – United Continental was upgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/24/2017 – United Continental had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Atlantic Securities. They now have a $100.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $58.87.
  • 10/20/2017 – United Continental was downgraded by analysts at Wolfe Research from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 10/20/2017 – United Continental was given a new $68.00 price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/20/2017 – United Continental had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $100.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $110.00.
  • 10/20/2017 – United Continental had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a $62.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $70.00.
  • 10/20/2017 – United Continental had its price target lowered by analysts at Imperial Capital from $63.00 to $57.00. They now have an “in-line” rating on the stock.
  • 10/19/2017 – United Continental had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $75.00 to $76.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.

Shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) opened at $63.13 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $18,670.00, a P/E ratio of 8.86, a PEG ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.04. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $56.51 and a one year high of $83.04. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37.

United Continental (NYSE:UAL) last issued its quarterly 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 company had revenue of $9.88 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.87 billion. United Continental had a net margin of 5.22% and a return on equity of 25.26%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $3.11 EPS. research analysts anticipate that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post 6.32 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Robert A. Milton acquired 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $58.60 per share, with a total value of $58,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,176 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $361,913.60. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 0.27% of the stock is owned by 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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