Are United Continental (NYSE:UAL) Shares Headed North? Standpoint Research Issues Upgrade

It worsened, as 49 investors sold United Continental Holdings, Inc. shares while 222 reduced holdings. (NYSE:UAL). Gateway Investment Advisers Llc reported 349,456 shares. The option since executed brings Jojo ownership to 16112 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Consumer Services sector is now positive by 0.80, and is still relatively encouraging.Supported by a up-down ratio of 0.90x, total MFI closed at $-1170.37mn, however sector has seen a steady recovery backed by $-1297.09mn in block trades of which $3353.31mn saw bearish sentiment, while $2056.22 were positive movement.

The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.95 per share, according to consensus of 18 analysts. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in United Continental by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.09% or 901,505 shares in its portfolio. United Continental has $12500 highest and $42 lowest target. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.71 million shares. Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Hldgs Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.13% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. They expect $0.96 earnings per share, down 46.07% or $0.82 from last year's $1.78 per share. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 722,299 shares of the transportation company's stock valued at $43,974,000 after acquiring an additional 14,899 shares in the last quarter. Standpoint Research upgraded United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Analysts await United Continental Holdings, Inc. Engineers Gate Manager L P stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. The stock increased 1.25% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $64.56. Americafirst Capital Management LLC now owns 4,270 shares of the transportation company's stock valued at $260,000 after acquiring an additional 3,201 shares in the last quarter. Denali Advsr Limited has invested 1.65% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) has the market capitalization of 19.12 Billion. (NYSE:UAL) earned "Hold" rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, December 13.

For trailing twelve months, UAL attains gross profit margin of 25.50% and operating margin stands at 10.10% that is showing consistency of trends in firm's earnings. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 9 by FBR Capital.

More notable recent United Continental Holdings, Inc. After $2.22 actual EPS reported by United Continental Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -56.76 % negative EPS growth.

In a research note published on Monday morning, Standpoint Research upped shares of United Continental (NYSE:UAL) to a Buy. Thomaspartners Inc bought 132,288 shares as the company's stock declined 2.32% while stock markets rallied. A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued.

Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Grp Inc Ltd Liability Corp owns 125,341 shares. TheStreet raised shares of United Continental from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Buckingham Research downgraded the shares of UAL in report on Monday, September 18 to "Neutral" rating. (NYSE:UAL) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 20 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Among 23 analysts covering United Continental (NYSE:UAL), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold.

Price targets show what analysts believes a stock will be worth at the end of a certain time period. Clearbridge Ltd Liability reported 1.93% stake. The disposition, at a price of $64.34, resulted in Edward Philip bringing total 821 shares. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 6,176 shares in the company, valued at $361,913.60. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. (UAL) is a number of factors, including perhaps, a steady decrease of the profile of the company as insider activity takes center stage.

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At current 9.35 price-to-earnings ratio United Continental Holdings, Inc. stock has more room to rally.

Hennessy Advsr Inc stated it has 0.06% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. The firm transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.



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