United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL) – Equities researchers at Imperial Capital reduced their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for United Continental Holdings in a research note issued on Tuesday. Imperial Capital analyst M. Derchin now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $0.37 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.42. Imperial Capital currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock.

UAL has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Vetr upgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $56.33 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, August 29th. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $47.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 13th. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 31st. Standpoint Research started coverage on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Bank of America Corp. restated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.17.

Earnings History and Estimates for United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL)

Shares of United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) traded up 2.79% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $55.18. 4,015,559 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. United Continental Holdings has a 12 month low of $37.41 and a 12 month high of $61.87. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $52.09 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.15. The firm has a market cap of $17.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.02 and a beta of 0.53.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 17th. The company reported $3.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.88 by $0.23. The firm earned $9.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.89 billion. United Continental Holdings had a net margin of 7.36% and a return on equity of 39.39%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $4.53 earnings per share.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in United Continental Holdings by 5.7% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 453,041 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,771,000 after buying an additional 24,354 shares in the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new stake in United Continental Holdings during the third quarter valued at about $249,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in United Continental Holdings by 19.2% in the third quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 77,076 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,044,000 after buying an additional 12,435 shares in the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in United Continental Holdings during the third quarter valued at about $519,000. Finally, Hilton Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in United Continental Holdings during the third quarter valued at about $228,000. 93.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other news, CFO Andrew C. Levy bought 15,000 shares of United Continental Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 2nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $50.96 per share, with a total value of $764,400.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 20,791 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,059,509.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.39% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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