National Planning Corp boosted its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) by 10.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,542 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 439 shares during the period. National Planning Corp’s holdings in United Continental Holdings were worth $341,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UAL. MCF Advisors LLC increased its position in United Continental Holdings by 0.9% in the second quarter. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 1,529 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in United Continental Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $122,000. FNY Partners Fund LP increased its position in United Continental Holdings by 2,073.9% in the first quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 2,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $141,000 after buying an additional 1,908 shares in the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC increased its position in United Continental Holdings by 88.9% in the first quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 2,074 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 976 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc increased its position in United Continental Holdings by 15.6% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,687 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $190,000 after buying an additional 363 shares in the last quarter. 98.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) opened at 66.71 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $20.29 billion, a PE ratio of 9.22 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $72.81 and a 200-day moving average price of $73.61. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $46.53 and a one year high of $83.04.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The transportation company reported $2.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.31 by $0.44. The company had revenue of $10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.95 billion. United Continental Holdings had a return on equity of 29.46% and a net margin of 6.09%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $2.61 earnings per share. Analysts expect that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post $7.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms have recently issued reports on UAL. BidaskClub raised United Continental Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “hold” rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Vetr downgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $63.50 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. United Continental Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.16.

In related news, EVP Gregory L. Hart sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.83, for a total value of $230,490.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 28,369 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,179,590.27. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.27% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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