Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) by 4.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 94,270 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 3,782 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in United Continental Holdings were worth $7,089,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in UAL. MCF Advisors LLC boosted its stake 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 during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in United Continental Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $122,000. FNY Partners Fund LP boosted its stake 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 during the period. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC boosted its stake 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 during the period. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc boosted its stake 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 during the period. 98.51% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) opened at 65.87 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $73.10 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.66. The company has a market cap of $20.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.10 and a beta of 1.03. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $46.56 and a 1-year high of $83.04.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The transportation company reported $2.75 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.95 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post $7.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts recently commented on UAL shares. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price objective (up from $95.00) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Bank of America Corporation dropped their price objective on United Continental Holdings from $105.00 to $85.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised United Continental Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Buckingham Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. 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’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.16.

In other news, EVP Gregory L. Hart sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 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 corporate insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL)

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