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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 5355.99, and so far today it has a volume of 35363. Performance year to date since the 2/6/2006 is -16.25%.

To help you determine whether United Continental Holdings, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 2.71 and forward P/E is 7.13. PEG perhaps more useful shows that United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.42 and the P/B ratio is 2.04. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.31 and 5.06 respectively.

At the current price United Continental Holdings, Inc. is trading at, 47.75 (-0.50% 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 17.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -15.82% after growing 564.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -43.40%, and -5.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 323.57, and the number of shares float is 321.18. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 99.30%. The float short is 3.37%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.02. Management has seen a return on assets of 16.00%, 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 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.29 and total debt/equity is 1.47. In terms of margins, United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a gross margin of 34.10%, with its operating margin at 12.70%, and United Continental Holdings, Inc. has a profit margin of 17.70%.

The 52 week high is -23.24%, with 27.64% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.25% and the 200 day simple moving average is -6.88%.

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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