Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

United Continental (UAL) Upgraded by Standpoint Research to "Buy"

United Continental (UAL) Upgraded by Standpoint Research to

It has outperformed by 60.49% the S&P500.

Fosun International Ltd decreased its stake in Sohu Com Inc (SOHU) by 32.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. If we move further to the full year performance, we identified that UAL is promoting good health as stock gained with positive stir of 1.88%. The Peak6 Investments Lp holds 44,200 shares with $2.69 million value, down from 129,800 last quarter. The stock increased 4.84% or $3.54 during the last trading session, reaching $76.62. UAL's financial leverage ratio is 3.75, which indicates that the company's asset base is primarily funded by debt. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.47% the S&P500. It worsened, as 86 investors sold UAL shares while 191 reduced holdings.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. UAL reported a change of 1.65% over the last week and performed 10.16% over the last month while its year to date (YTD) performance revealed an activity trend of 1.65%. Connors Investor Services reported 18,215 shares. Virtus Invest Advisers holds 29,638 shares. (NYSE:UAL). Magnetar Limited Liability has 0.01% invested in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). 153,108 were reported by Amp Capital Investors Limited. United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL has a debt/equity of 1.55, and the LTdebt/equity (Long Term Debt/Equity) of 1.37.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) rating on Thursday, May 25. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership, a Texas-based fund reported 1.91M shares.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of UAL. Janus Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of United Continental Holdings by 9.3% in the second quarter. Bank of America has "Buy" rating and $84 target. Guardian Life Ins Of America holds 585 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Lc reported 1.12 million shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. United Continental has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $79.47. Therefore 43% are positive. It is the holding company for United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna on Friday, February 10 to "Neutral". The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Hold" on Monday, June 26. As per Friday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Citigroup.

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The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 12.02%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 13.43% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. (NYSE:UAL) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 10.

Among 23 analysts covering United Continental (NYSE:UAL), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. United Continental had 87 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:HD) earned "Neutral" rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, May 11. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, November 28 by Jefferies. This implies that they believe the stock has what it takes to drag the price another -3.45%. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight" on Friday, October 20. (NYSE:UAL) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by Imperial Capital. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, August 15 by Piper Jaffray. (NYSEAMERICAN:TPHS) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: "Trinity Place Holdings and Pacolet Milliken Acquire Brooklyn Building" on December 05, 2016, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Trinity Place Holdings: Own Prime NYC Real Estate For Next To Nothing" published on December 27, 2013, Businesswire.com published: "Trinity Place Holdings Inc., Announces Plans for 285000-Square-Foot Project At ..." on January 27, 2016. On average, equities research analysts expect that United Continental Holdings, Inc. will post $6.74 EPS for the current year. (NYSE:UAL) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $2.22/Share beating the analyst estimate of $2.16/Share by a difference of $0.06.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 59 investors sold HD shares while 562 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes.

UAL has been the subject of several recent research reports. Riverpoint Management Limited Co invested in 0.02% or 1,590 shares. This was revealed in their last financial report. Woodmont Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.28% of its portfolio in LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB). Thrivent Finance For Lutherans accumulated 1.09 million shares. Susquehanna Intl Gp Limited Liability Partnership invested in 0% or 36,300 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Company accumulated 0.01% or 20,297 shares. Cetera Advisor Ntwk Ltd reported 20,394 shares stake. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by ExlService Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -22.39% negative EPS growth. Finally, Standpoint Research downgraded shares of United Continental Holdings from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday.

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