Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) by 9.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,889 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 508 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.’s holdings in United Continental Holdings were worth $443,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UAL. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its holdings in United Continental Holdings by 30,735.3% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 6,957,062 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $523,519,000 after acquiring an additional 6,934,500 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted its holdings in United Continental Holdings by 37.7% in the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,840,050 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $364,214,000 after acquiring an additional 1,324,894 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of United Continental Holdings by 4.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,706,502 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,708,664,000 after buying an additional 930,321 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its holdings in shares of United Continental Holdings by 113.5% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,144,832 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $86,149,000 after buying an additional 608,570 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of United Continental Holdings by 133.0% during the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 972,736 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $73,200,000 after buying an additional 555,304 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.69% of the company’s stock.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE UAL) opened at $59.65 on Friday. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $55.75 and a 52-week high of $83.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 0.60 and a quick ratio of 0.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $17,671.43, a PE ratio of 8.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.02.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The transportation company reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10. United Continental Holdings had a return on equity of 25.26% and a net margin of 5.22%. The business had revenue of $9.88 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.87 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $3.11 EPS. United Continental Holdings’s revenue was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post 6.29 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of analysts have recently commented on UAL shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Cowen and Company boosted their target price on shares of United Continental Holdings from $75.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Bank of America Corporation restated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. UBS AG boosted their target price on shares of United Continental Holdings from $103.00 to $109.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on shares of United Continental Holdings from $78.00 to $85.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. United Continental Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.63.

In other United Continental Holdings news, Director Edward Shapiro bought 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $59.87 per share, with a total value of $898,050.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 27,707 shares in the company, valued at $1,658,818.09. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Robert A. Milton purchased 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $58.60 per share, with a total value of $58,600.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 6,176 shares in the company, valued at $361,913.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.27% of the stock is currently owned by 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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