United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL) had its target price boosted by analysts at Cowen and Company from $60.00 to $71.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Cowen and Company’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 4.63% from the company’s current price.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Vetr upgraded United Continental Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $56.33 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, August 29th. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $47.00 price objective on United Continental Holdings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. Imperial Capital increased their price objective on United Continental Holdings from $57.00 to $63.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 11th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on United Continental Holdings from $70.00 to $65.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 24th. Finally, Standpoint Research started coverage on United Continental Holdings in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. United Continental Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $63.52.

Analyst Recommendations for United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL)

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) opened at 67.86 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.66 and a beta of 0.63. United Continental Holdings has a 52 week low of $37.41 and a 52 week high of $68.02. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $56.34 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.99.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 17th. The company reported $3.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating 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 return on equity of 39.10% and a net margin of 7.36%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $4.53 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that United Continental Holdings will post $7.98 earnings per share for the current year.

In other United Continental Holdings news, CFO Andrew C. Levy purchased 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $50.96 per share, with a total value of $764,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 20,791 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,059,509.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.39% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of UAL. Primecap Management Co. CA increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 0.3% in the second quarter. Primecap Management Co. CA now owns 19,587,105 shares of the company’s stock valued at $803,855,000 after buying an additional 53,080 shares in the last quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 9.3% in the second quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 11,044,991 shares of the company’s stock valued at $453,275,000 after buying an additional 935,246 shares in the last quarter. Credit Capital Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 3,631.1% in the second quarter. Credit Capital Investments LLC now owns 8,171,064 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,171,000 after buying an additional 7,952,064 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 20.2% in the second quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 6,647,861 shares of the company’s stock valued at $272,829,000 after buying an additional 1,116,414 shares in the last quarter. Finally, AJO LP increased its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings by 17.8% in the second quarter. AJO LP now owns 4,706,685 shares of the company’s stock valued at $193,162,000 after buying an additional 712,313 shares in the last quarter. 94.94% of the stock is currently 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 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.

5 Day Chart for NYSE:UAL

Receive News & Stock Ratings for United Continental Holdings Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for United Continental Holdings Inc. and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.