United Rentals Inc. (NYSE:URI) insider Craig Adam Pintoff sold 1,689 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.62, for a total transaction of $154,746.18. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 30,991 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,839,395.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

United Rentals Inc. (NYSE:URI) opened at 94.69 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $77.84 and its 200-day moving average is $73.73. The firm has a market cap of $7.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.61 and a beta of 2.41. United Rentals Inc. has a 1-year low of $41.90 and a 1-year high of $96.60.

United Rentals (NYSE:URI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 19th. The company reported $2.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.44 by $0.14. United Rentals had a net margin of 10.10% and a return on equity of 48.98%. The company had revenue of $1.51 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $841 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.57 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that United Rentals Inc. will post $8.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for United Rentals (NYSE:URI)

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of URI. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of United Rentals by 15.4% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of United Rentals by 91.0% in the second quarter. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 1,532 shares of the company’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 730 shares during the period. Assetmark Inc. raised its stake in shares of United Rentals by 25.5% in the third quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,340 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 272 shares during the period. WFG Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of United Rentals by 4.6% in the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 1,735 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the period. Finally, Feltz Wealth PLAN Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of United Rentals during the second quarter valued at $123,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.92% of the company’s stock.

URI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Jefferies Group set a $80.00 price objective on shares of United Rentals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Argus initiated coverage on shares of United Rentals in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley cut shares of United Rentals from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $85.00 to $81.00 in a research report on Monday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of United Rentals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG initiated coverage on shares of United Rentals in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. They set a “hold” rating and a $79.00 price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.64.

United Rentals Company Profile

United Rentals, Inc is a holding company engaged in the business of equipment rental. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary, United Rentals (North America), Inc (URNA) and subsidiaries of URNA. It operates through two segments: general rentals, and trench, power and pump. The general rentals includes the rental of general construction and industrial equipment, such as backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts, earthmoving equipment and material handling equipment; aerial work platforms, such as boom lifts and scissor lifts, general tools and light equipment, such as pressure washers, water pumps and power tools.

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