United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.19

News coverage about United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Continental Holdings earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.5620806257748 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) opened at 65.87 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $73.10 and its 200 day moving average is $73.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.10 and a beta of 1.03. United Continental Holdings has a 12-month low of $46.56 and a 12-month 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, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.31 by $0.44. United Continental Holdings had a net margin of 6.09% and a return on equity of 29.46%. The company had revenue of $10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.95 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.61 EPS. United Continental Holdings’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that United Continental Holdings will post $7.81 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on UAL shares. Vetr cut shares of United Continental Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $63.50 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of United Continental Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Buckingham Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 target price on shares of United Continental Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, UBS AG raised their target price on shares of United Continental Holdings from $103.00 to $109.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. United Continental Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.16.

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In other United Continental Holdings news, EVP Gregory L. Hart sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.83, for a total value of $230,490.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 28,369 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,179,590.27. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.27% of the stock is currently 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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