United Continental (NYSE:UAL) will be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, January 23rd. Analysts expect United Continental to post earnings of $0.95 per share for the quarter.

United Continental (NYSE:UAL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The transportation company reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $9.88 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.87 billion. United Continental had a return on equity of 25.26% and a net margin of 5.22%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $3.11 EPS. On average, analysts expect United Continental to post $7 EPS for the current fiscal year and $7 EPS for the next fiscal year.

United Continental (NYSE UAL) opened at $78.40 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $23,230.00, a P/E ratio of 11.35 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.60. United Continental has a 1-year low of $56.51 and a 1-year high of $83.04.

United Continental declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, December 7th that permits the company to buyback $3.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization permits the transportation company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

In other United Continental news, Director Robert A. Milton purchased 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $58.60 per share, with a total value of $58,600.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 6,176 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $361,913.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.27% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Imperial Capital cut their price target on United Continental from $63.00 to $57.00 and set an “in-line” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 20th. TheStreet upgraded United Continental from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine upgraded United Continental from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Cowen reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $62.00 target price (down previously from $70.00) on shares of United Continental in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Raymond James Financial reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of United Continental in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $81.69.

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United Continental 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.

Earnings History for United Continental (NYSE:UAL)

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