United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL) had its target price boosted by Imperial Capital from $57.00 to $63.00 in a research report released on Tuesday morning. Imperial Capital currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on UAL. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $47.00 price target on shares of United Continental Holdings and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, September 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of United Continental Holdings from $72.00 to $61.50 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an overweight rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Standpoint Research began coverage on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a buy rating and a $70.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reiterated a hold rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. United Continental Holdings has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $63.05.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) opened at 53.52 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $17.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.92 and a beta of 0.53. United Continental Holdings has a 52-week low of $37.41 and a 52-week high of $61.87. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $51.23 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.34.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $2.61 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.44 by $0.17. United Continental Holdings had a net margin of 17.71% and a return on equity of 47.48%. The firm had revenue of $9.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.36 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $3.31 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that United Continental Holdings will post $7.98 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CFO Andrew C. Levy acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $50.96 per share, for a total transaction of $764,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,791 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,059,509.36. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 0.39% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bank of Nova Scotia increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 0.3% in the second quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 7,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $287,000 after buying an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Allen Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 0.5% in the first quarter. Allen Investment Management LLC now owns 18,463 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,105,000 after buying an additional 90 shares in the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 1.2% in the second quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 8,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $341,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 5.2% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,133 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 2.1% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 6,372 shares of the company’s stock worth $262,000 after buying an additional 134 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.39% of the company’s stock.

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 an average of approximately 5,000 flights a day to over 340 airports across six continents 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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