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United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 16333.29. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for United Continental Holdings, Inc. is 50.66 (with a change from open of -0.02%), this in conjunction with a target price of 58.69. Volume today has so far reached 3760800, with an average volume of about 4751.35. The GAP for this stock, is 0.52%.

The P/E ratio is 5.4, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 7.71. The current EPS for United Continental Holdings, Inc., is 9.38, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 281.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -11.59%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for United Continental Holdings, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -17.63% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be *TBA. Quarter over quarter is -43.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -5.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 59.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 94.30%. Shares outstanding is 322.41, while shares float is at a value of 321.05. Float short for United Continental Holdings, Inc. is 2.92% and the short ratio is 1.97.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.29, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.47. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 34.10% and their operating margin is 12.70%. The profit margin is 17.70%.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 16.00%, and on investment, 24.90%. Return on equity is 78.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.44, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.15 and Price/cash is 3.49, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 5.32.

The simple moving averages are 3.61% and 1.27% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -18.12% and the 52 week low is 35.42%.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 50.66. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Major Airlines, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. United Continental Holdings, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Major Airlines industry means that United Continental Holdings, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.86%, with performance for the month coming to 7.90%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 24.87%, and for the half year the performance is -3.43%. Volatility for this week is 2.80% and for the month this is 3.22%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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