why United Rentals Inc. [URI] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $178.20

United Rentals Inc. [NYSE: URI] closed the trading session at $185.02 on 10/02/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $171.75, while the highest price level was $186.24.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 10.94 percent and weekly performance of 10.04 percent. The stock has been moved at 103.16 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 0.24 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 22.74 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 818.90K shares, URI reached to a volume of 1156352 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about United Rentals Inc. [URI]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for URI shares is $178.20 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on URI stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Bernstein have made an estimate for United Rentals Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on September 23, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $168 to $186. The new note on the price target was released on September 08, 2020, representing the official price target for United Rentals Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $161, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Hold rating on URI stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for United Rentals Inc. is set at 7.31, with the Price to Sales ratio for URI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.40. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.42, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.86. Price to Free Cash Flow for URI in the course of the last twelve months was 4.73 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

URI stock trade performance evaluation

United Rentals Inc. [URI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 10.04. With this latest performance, URI shares gained by 0.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 103.16% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 58.97% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for URI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 61.88, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 67.37, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.48 for United Rentals Inc. [URI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 173.12, while it was recorded at 176.96 for the last single week of trading, and 144.20 for the last 200 days.

United Rentals Inc. [URI]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and United Rentals Inc. [URI] shares currently have an operating margin of +23.22 and a Gross Margin at +34.89. United Rentals Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.55.

Return on Total Capital for URI is now 13.95, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.09. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 32.46, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.13. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, United Rentals Inc. [URI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 316.95. Additionally, URI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 76.02, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 61.94. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 286.27, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 68.66.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, United Rentals Inc. [URI] managed to generate an average of $61,466 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.08 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.49.United Rentals Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for United Rentals Inc. [URI] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, United Rentals Inc. posted 5.96/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 5.59/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 6.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for URI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for United Rentals Inc. go to -2.20%.

United Rentals Inc. [URI]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $13,382 million, or 97.67% of URI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of URI stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 7,923,265, which is approximately -7.629% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 5,203,726 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $962.79 million in URI stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $774.5 million in URI stock with ownership of nearly -5.656% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in United Rentals Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 293 institutional holders increased their position in United Rentals Inc. [NYSE:URI] by around 11,940,066 shares. Additionally, 364 investors decreased positions by around 8,520,361 shares, while 73 investors held positions by with 51,864,882 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 72,325,309 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. URI stock had 102 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,993,091 shares, while 78 institutional investors sold positions of 1,689,177 shares during the same period.

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