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Morning Hot Stocks: United Continental Holdings, Inc., (UAL)

Friday February 24th 2017: United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Airlines in the sector of Services. Based in USA, United Continental Holdings, Inc., UALĀ  has a market cap of 25.15 B. Since its IPO date on the 02/06/2006, United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL performance year to date is 10.00%. Today United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL has gained -0.21%, with a current price of 80.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 99.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 5.00%, with return on investment at 14.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.42. While Total debt/equity is 1.52. With a profit margin of 5.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.10%, and operating margin of 10.80%. United Continental Holdings, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL has seen a EPS growth of -33.80%. A performance for the year of 74.81%. The 52-week high is -3.66%, and the 52-week low is 81.20%. The average volume for United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL is 22868.

With a target price of 90.71, can United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL. United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a P/E of 11.6 and a forward P/E of 9.13. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.9. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.68 and 2.98 respectively. For P/cash, United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a value of 5.74, while it is 17.85 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 80, United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 24.60%.

Looking more long-term United Continental Holdings, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 18.85% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -33.80% for this year and for the last five years a 26.80% growth has been seen.

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