Near term Outlook For United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL)

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United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) closed its last session at $76.45. The stock traded within a range of $73.25 and $77.09. The company operates in the Industrials sector with a market capitalization of 22.62 Million. Trading volume for United Continental Holdings, Inc. was 6.91 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has an average volume of 4.82 Million.

Company Profile

United Continental Holdings, Inc. is in Airlines industry. It is the holding company for United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The Company operates its businesses through two reporting segments: Mainline and Regional Affiliates. The Company manages its business as an integrated network with assets deployed across its Mainline and regional carrier networks.  Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United Continental Holdings, Inc., formerly known as United Airlines Corp., is headquartered in Chicago.

Analyst Views

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) received a Buy rating from 3 analysts. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) touched its 1-Year High price of $83.04 on 06/02/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $56.51 on 11/15/17.

EPS & Financials

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (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. This showed a surprise of 2.8% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 18 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.25/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.36/share and a low EPS of $0.87/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $9.37 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 9.44 Billion and 9.18 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has a 20-Day average volume of 4.18 Million. According to today’s trading volume United Continental Holdings, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.3 Percent and Institutional ownership of 98.4 Percent. The return on assets stands at 4.7%, Return on Equity currently is 22.3% and the Return on Investment value is 14.5%.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) gross margin percentage stands at 25.5% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 10.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 5.2 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 14.26% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 21.76 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 12.02 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 13.43 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 10.1%. The return on invested capital is at 14.5%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently 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.