United Continental Rises On Unusually High Volume (UAL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 7.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.65 (+7.7%) at $23.06 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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United Continental has a market cap of $7.22 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 15.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of passenger and cargo air transportation services.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full United Continental Ratings Report.

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