United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) Director Edward Shapiro acquired 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $59.87 per share, for a total transaction of $898,050.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 27,707 shares in the company, valued at $1,658,818.09. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) opened at 58.06 on Thursday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $63.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $71.48. The firm has a market cap of $17.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.02 and a beta of 1.06. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $49.28 and a 52-week high of $83.04.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The transportation company reported $2.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.31 by $0.44. The company had revenue of $10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.95 billion. United Continental Holdings had a return on equity of 29.46% and a net margin of 6.09%. United Continental Holdings’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.61 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post $6.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms have recently weighed in on UAL. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price objective (up previously from $95.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Friday, June 9th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut United Continental Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $86.00 price objective on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $82.35.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. MCF Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 0.9% during the second quarter. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 1,529 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of United Continental Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $122,000. FNY Partners Fund LP increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 2,073.9% during the first quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 2,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 1,908 shares during the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 88.9% during the first quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 2,074 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $147,000 after acquiring an additional 976 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sun Life Financial INC increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 18,645.5% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 2,062 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 2,051 shares during the last quarter. 97.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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