- UAL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $257.5 million.
- UAL has traded 1.1 million shares today.
- UAL is trading at 4.87 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- UAL crossed below its 200-day simple moving average.
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- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 179.51% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 47.40% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Although UAL had significant growth over the past year, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock at the current time.
- UNITED CONTINENTAL HLDGS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, UNITED CONTINENTAL HLDGS INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.79 versus $1.30 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($11.07 versus $2.79).
- UAL, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 0.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 1.0%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
- The gross profit margin for UNITED CONTINENTAL HLDGS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 28.11%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 5.90% trails the industry average.
- The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 4.08 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. To add to this, UAL has a quick ratio of 0.51, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
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