United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) – A Trader’s Perspective

Hart Gregory L, EVP & COO, subtracted 5,000 shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) from its portfolio at the rate of $89.66 per share valuing $448,300 on Apr 30. The insider left behind 22,087 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) was $89.48. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $90.39, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $91.29. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $88.79 and a 2nd Support Level at $88.09. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) stock has lost -$1.19, or -1.31%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $6.71, or 8.11%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $3.73, or 4.35%. This year-to-date, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) shares have gained $5.75, or 6.87%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) stock, 60% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 263,129 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $23,544,784K. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) generates $41,303 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,129 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 29.91%, a 3-Year Total Return of 88.66%, and a 5-year Total Return of 102.21%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $2.150 per share on 01/07/08. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.00%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.00.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) reported earnings of $1.15 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.95 per share, representing a 0.2 difference and 20.80% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $2.41 represented a 0.37 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $2.04 per share, which was a 18.17% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $4.06 per share. This estimate came from a total of 16 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $4.45 and the low estimate was $3.88. In the year-ago quarter, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) generated per-share earnings of $3.23. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +25.70% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 6 purchases (13,133 shares in total) and 7 sale (11,567 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 32 insider buys amounting to 160,244 shares and 42 insider sales amounting to 112,327 shares. In the past full year, 36 insider purchases were made (involving 220,244 shares) and 43 insider sell-offs equivalent to 118,965 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) has a Current Ratio of 0.54, a Quick Ratio of 0.47 and a Cash Ratio of 0.30. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 147.35, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 59.57, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 30.90. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 133.56 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 53.99.