Earnings Around the Corner for United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL)

Earnings is just around the corner for United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) as the firm is slated to issue their report on 10/17/2016 4:30:00 PM.  The firm has most recently posted quarter over quarter growth of -43.40% and sales growth of -5.20% quarter over quarter.  

In terms of the trend lines, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) shares are currently -13.79% off of their 52-week high and 42.58% off from the 52-week low point.  The stock is 7.29% from the 200-day moving average and 5.94% from the 50-day average.  The Relative Strength Index for the stock stands at 57.09.

Increased volatility should be expected heading into and immediately after the United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) earnings report.  According to the most recent data, the average true range stands at 1.60 which is a measure of the most recent volatility.  The number is an exponential 14-day moving average of the True Ranges (range of each trading day’s high and low).  The average volatility for the week stands at 3.42% and 2.78% for the past month. The relative volume (ratio between current volume and 3-month average) stands at 1.54.  

Potential Upside

So is there any potential upside for the stock if United Continental Holdings, Inc. is able to meet or beat earnings?  Analysts, on a consensus basis have a $58.69 on the stock, compared to a recent bid of $53.34.  The average broker recommendation yields a score of 2.00, which is an integer based calculation from all of the buy, sell and hold recommendations from sell-side analysts.  


Heading into the earnings report, 0.30% shares are held by company insiders.  On the institutional front, 94.30% of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) are owned by firms or funds.  Over the past few months, insider transactions have trended 397.26% while institutions saw a change of 0.00% in company stock. 


Year to date, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) holders have seen returns of -6.30%.  Over the past month the stock moved 5.27% and most recently shares over the past five trading days have moved -0.54%.

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