Advisor Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) by 15.0% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,524 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 722 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC’s holdings in United Continental Holdings were worth $416,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. MCF Advisors LLC raised its stake 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 valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in United Continental Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $122,000. FNY Partners Fund LP raised its stake in United Continental Holdings by 2,073.9% in the first quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 2,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $141,000 after buying an additional 1,908 shares in the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC raised its stake in United Continental Holdings by 88.9% in the first quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 2,074 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 976 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in United Continental Holdings by 15.6% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,687 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $190,000 after buying an additional 363 shares in the last quarter. 98.51% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) opened at 67.06 on Thursday. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $46.53 and a 12-month high of $83.04. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $73.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.77. The stock has a market cap of $20.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.27 and a beta of 1.03.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The transportation company reported $2.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.31 by $0.44. The firm had revenue of $10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.95 billion. United Continental Holdings had a net margin of 6.09% and a return on equity of 29.46%. The business’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.61 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post $7.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on UAL shares. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price objective (up previously from $95.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Bank of America Corporation dropped their price objective on 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. Zacks Investment Research raised United Continental Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Buckingham Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. United Continental Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.16.

In other news, EVP Gregory L. Hart sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.83, for a total transaction of $230,490.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 28,369 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,179,590.27. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.27% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL)

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