Media stories about United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Continental Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.7455716383465 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of United Continental Holdings (NYSE UAL) traded down $0.48 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $58.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,256,927 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,003,855. The company has a market capitalization of $17,241.89, a P/E ratio of 8.14, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.60. United Continental Holdings has a 1-year low of $56.51 and a 1-year high of $83.04.

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The transportation company reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $9.88 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.87 billion. United Continental Holdings had a return on equity of 25.26% and a net margin of 5.22%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $3.11 earnings per share. research analysts predict that United Continental Holdings will post 6.33 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on UAL. Zacks Investment Research raised United Continental Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded United Continental Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $68.00 to $60.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Evercore ISI raised United Continental Holdings from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $68.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Atlantic Securities reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective (up previously from $58.87) on shares of United Continental Holdings in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Wolfe Research downgraded United Continental Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. United Continental Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $77.63.

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In related news, Director Robert A. Milton bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were bought at an average price of $58.60 per share, with a total value of $58,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,176 shares in the company, valued at $361,913.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Edward Shapiro bought 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $59.87 per share, for a total transaction of $898,050.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 27,707 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,658,818.09. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.27% of the company’s stock.

United Continental Holdings Company Profile

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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