UAL stock: buy or sell?
February 21st, 2020
United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
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None of our preferred buy setups matches with United Continental stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is United Continental stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for UAL stock for the last month.
UAL stock analysis
Shares of United Continental closed on February 21st at $78.01 and slipped a fatal -2.38%.
United Continental shares slipped -2.38% to $78.01 on Feb/21. In the last 33 days when UAL stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-11.69 per share (-13.03%).
Shares of United Continental closed this week at $78.01 and depreciated a rough -1.94%. Late January UAL plunged a hair-raising -9.49% in just one week. Early February UAL skyrocketed an extraordinary 5.89% in just one week.
Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up by mid August 2019, UAL price slid a -10.31%.
UAL stock price history
UAL stock went public on February 6th, 2006 with a price of $32.561. Since then, UAL stock surged a 139.60%, with an average of 10.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in UAL stock in 2006, it would worth $1,396.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
UAL stock historical price chart
UAL stock reached 52-week highs on July at $96.03, and all-time highs 2018-12-03 with a price of 97.85.
UAL stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for United Continental stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince last April, when United Continental posted its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, United Continental annual turnover soared a brilliant 9.31% to $41,303.00 M dollars from $37,784.00 marked in 2017. In contrary, its profit margin (compared to sales) stayed stable to 5.15%, that is $2,129.00 million. To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of United Continental, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual United Continental TTM sales up to March 2019 were $41,860.00 and earnings were $2,274.00 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review United Continental business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, grew a tiny 1.35%. Likewise, profit margin (net income/revenues) remained stable at 5.15%.
|2013||$38,280 M||-||$569 M1.5%||-|
|2014||$38,901 M||1.62%||$1,132 M2.9%||98.95%|
|2015||$37,864 M||-2.67%||$7,340 M19.4%||548.41%|
|2016||$36,556 M||-3.45%||$2,263 M6.2%||-69.17%|
|2017||$37,784 M||3.36%||$2,144 M5.7%||-5.26%|
|2018||$41,303 M||9.31%||$2,129 M5.2%||-0.70%|
|TTM||$41,860 M||1.35%||$2,274 M5.4%||6.81%|
Quarterly financial resultsUnited Continental reported $9,589.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -8.60% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $292.00 million with a profit margin of 3.05%. Profit margin decreased a -1.36% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.40%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, United Continental sales marked a very good growth and rose a 6.17%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, United Continental posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$10,000 M||-||$818 M8.2%||-|
|2017-Q3||$9,880 M||-1.20%||$637 M6.4%||-22.13%|
|2017-Q4||$9,403 M||-4.83%||$566 M6.0%||-11.15%|
|2018-Q1||$9,032 M||-3.95%||$147 M1.6%||-74.03%|
|2018-Q2||$10,777 M||19.32%||$684 M6.3%||365.31%|
|2018-Q3||$11,003 M||2.10%||$836 M7.6%||22.22%|
|2018-Q4||$10,491 M||-4.65%||$462 M4.4%||-44.74%|
|2019-Q1||$9,589 M||-8.60%||$292 M3.0%||-36.80%|
United Continental ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For United Continental, 0.38% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for UAL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$19.7 B|
|Total shares||253.0 M|
|Float shares||238.3 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||100.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.4%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 21st, 2020|
|Day range||$77.32 - $79.40|
|Average true range||$2.40|
|50d mov avg||$84.37|
|100d mov avg||$87.24|
|200d mov avg||$86.89|
United Continental performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We selected as the bechmarking frame for United Continental stock.
United Continental competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as United Continental competitor. This doesn't mean United Continental does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest UAL stock news
- Seeking AlphaUnited Continental Holdings: Value Still RemainsJune 16, 2019
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- InvestorPlaceUnited Continental Earnings: UAL Stock Gains on Strong Q1 Adj. EPSApril 16, 2019
- InvestorPlaceTrade of the Day: United Continental Stock Should Descend Again SoonApril 4, 2019
- Seeking AlphaUnited Continental Is Still Attractive, Despite Its Post-Earnings RallyJanuary 17, 2019