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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL

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 17041.65. Since its IPO date on the 2/6/2006, United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL performance year to date is -10.99%. Today United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL has gained -0.74%, with a current price of 50.62.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 16.00%, with return on investment at 40.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.29. While Total debt/equity is 1.47. With a profit margin of 17.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 34.10%, and operating margin of 12.70%. 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 564.30%. A performance for the year of -10.96%. The 52-week high is -18.62%, and the 52-week low is 35.32%. The average volume for United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL is 151085.

With a target price of 59, 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 2.88 and a forward P/E of 7.7. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. United Continental Holdings, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.46 and 2.17 respectively. For P/cash, United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a value of 3.64, while it is 5.55 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 50.62, United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 78.90%.

Looking more long-term United Continental Holdings, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of -17.08% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 564.30% for this year and for the last five years a 78.30% growth has been seen.

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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