News stories about United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Continental Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2552654204966 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) traded up 0.37% on Tuesday, reaching $66.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,162,778 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $72.52 and a 200-day moving average of $73.55. The company has a market capitalization of $20.37 billion, a PE ratio of 9.25 and a beta of 1.03. United Continental Holdings has a one year low of $46.53 and a one year high of $83.04.

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

In other United Continental Holdings news, EVP Gregory L. Hart sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.83, for a total transaction of $230,490.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 28,369 shares in the company, valued at $2,179,590.27. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.27% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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 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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