Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC lifted its position in shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) by 76.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 994,843 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 431,002 shares during the quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned 0.34% of United Continental Holdings worth $60,566,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of UAL. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 30,735.3% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 6,957,062 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $523,519,000 after acquiring an additional 6,934,500 shares during the period. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of United Continental Holdings during the third quarter worth about $121,305,000. Boston Partners increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 37.7% during the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,840,050 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $364,214,000 after acquiring an additional 1,324,894 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 4.3% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,706,502 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,708,664,000 after acquiring an additional 930,321 shares during the period. Finally, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 33.2% during the third quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,637,733 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $160,585,000 after acquiring an additional 656,990 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.92% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director Robert A. Milton purchased 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were bought at an average price of $58.60 per share, with a total value of $58,600.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 6,176 shares in the company, valued at approximately $361,913.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Edward Shapiro purchased 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $59.87 per share, for a total transaction of $898,050.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 27,707 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,658,818.09. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.27% of the company’s stock.

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UAL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Buckingham Research lowered shares of United Continental Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $49.28 to $59.80 in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Citigroup Inc. upped their target price on shares of United Continental Holdings from $75.00 to $76.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $71.00 target price (down from $72.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Stephens restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $65.00 target price (down from $80.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $77.63.

Shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) traded up $0.56 on Tuesday, hitting $58.76. 3,108,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,410,487. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,240.00, a P/E ratio of 8.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.02. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $56.51 and a fifty-two week high of $83.04.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The transportation company reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $9.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.87 billion. United Continental Holdings had a net margin of 5.22% and a return on equity of 25.26%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $3.11 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post 6.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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