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Is United Continental Holdings, Inc.(NYSE: UAL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/6/2006. United Continental Holdings, Inc. is in the Major Airlines industry and Services sector. Average volume for United Continental Holdings, Inc., is 6226.07, and so far today it has a volume of 9110. Performance year to date since the 2/6/2006 is -19.44%.

To help you determine whether United Continental Holdings, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 2.42 and forward P/E is 5.98. PEG perhaps more useful shows that United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.44 and the P/B ratio is 2.08. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.11 and 8.12 respectively.

At the current price United Continental Holdings, Inc. is trading at, 46.54 (0.82% today), United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 19.07, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -2.60% after growing 564.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -33.40%, and -4.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 354, and the number of shares float is 334.47. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 96.70%. The float short is 4.51%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.42. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.60%, and also a return on investment of 40.00%.

The ability for United Continental Holdings, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.3 and total debt/equity is 1.48. In terms of margins, United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a gross margin of 33.40%, with its operating margin at 13.50%, and United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a profit margin of 19.10%.

The 52 week high is -25.19%, with 24.41% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.03% and the 200 day simple moving average is -11.09%.

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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