Deutsche Bank raised the price target for the United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL) stock from “a Hold” to “a Buy”. The rating was released on February 22, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on January 11, 2021 by Cowen that upgraded the stock from a Market perform to an Outperform for UAL stock. The research report from BofA Securities has downgraded the stock from Neutral to Underperform. The stock was downgraded by JP Morgan, who disclosed in a research note on December 16, 2020, from Overweight to Underweight and set the price objective to $44. In their research brief published December 11, 2020, UBS analysts upgraded the United Airlines Holdings Inc. stock from Neutral to Buy with a price target of $62.
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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$7 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$6.64, which indicates the company missed its estimate by -$0.36, which implies that the company surprised the market by -5.40%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is -$6.82. This is an average of 18 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$5.75 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$7.46. According to 14 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $3.3B is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $3.62B and a low estimate of $2.83B.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL) dipped -0.97% to close Wednesday’s market session at $53.83, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $53.78 and $56.96 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 17964873 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 15.92 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -13.80% within the last five trades and 6.36% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 58.00% in the last 6 months and 22.19% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. UAL stock is trading at a margin of -3.21%, 11.00% and 33.13% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, UAL deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -15.49 percent below its 52-week high and 196.09 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 45.64. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -41.40 percent and the profit margin is -46.00 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 45.50 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $17.16 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. Forward P/E stands at 19.01. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 1.12 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.68, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.20 percent of United Airlines Holdings Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 63.70 percent are held by financial institutions. Nocella Andrew P, the EVP & Chief Commercial Officer at United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) has sold 11,000 shares of firm on Mar 11 at a price of $54.56 against the total amount of $0.6 million. In another inside trade, Roitman Jonathan, EVP & COO of United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL) sold 5,000 shares of the firm on Mar 11 for a total worth of $0.27 million at a price of $53.78. An inside trade which took place on Mar 09, EVP and CFO of United Airlines Holdings Inc. LADERMAN GERALD sold 10,000 shares of firm against total price of $0.54 million at the cost of $54.00 per share.
How United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) Stock Is Sustainable?
To Conclude, the score of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has been traditionally used by investors to measure the actions of corporations and to make their future financial predictions. According to the ESG rating scale, there are five hazard levels in the scale: marginal, weak, moderate, high, and extreme. The next generation ESG score is a scale from 0 to 100 where 100 represents the most extreme situation. The score was designed to assist investors at safety and investment level in identifying and recognizing financially relevant ESG threats. A current assessment of the United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s sustainability factors indicates that it scores at 63 or 63rd percentile overall, with an Environment Score of 11 or 11 percentile, a Social Score of 15 or 15 percentile, and a Governance Score of 6 or 6 percentile.