United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL] Stock trading around $40.61 per share: What’s Next?


United Airlines Holdings Inc. [NASDAQ: UAL] loss -2.47% or -1.03 points to close at $40.61 with a heavy trading volume of 17082965 shares. The company report on December 3, 2021 that United Takes Pilot Development to Greater Heights: United Aviate Academy’s First Class to Start Dec. 6 at New Training Facility in Phoenix.

United’s wholly owned subsidiary, United Aviate Academy, leases state-of-the-art flight-training facility and fleet of Cirrus aircraft at Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

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United Airlines announced the inaugural class of 30 United Aviate Academy students will begin their studies on Dec. 6 at the new flight training academy at Phoenix Goodyear Airport. The first class, 80% of whom are women or people of color, will complete a rigorous, year-long training program that sets them up for a career that reflects United’s high standard of professionalism and deep commitment to delivering a safe, caring, dependable and efficient travel experience. United Aviate Academy received more than 7,500 applications from aspiring pilots around the country in less than six months, with nearly 75% of those applicants being women or people of color.

It opened the trading session at $41.22, the shares rose to $41.59 and dropped to $39.70, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for UAL points out that the company has recorded -29.13% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -4.45% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 12.02M shares, UAL reached to a volume of 17082965 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for UAL shares is $59.72 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on UAL stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. 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.

Redburn have made an estimate for United Airlines Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sell, with their previous recommendation back on August 11, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on July 13, 2021, representing the official price target for United Airlines Holdings Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for United Airlines Holdings Inc. is set at 2.19, with the Price to Sales ratio for UAL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.68. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.46, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 58.31.

Trading performance analysis for UAL stock

United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.90. With this latest performance, UAL shares dropped by -17.21% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -29.13% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -18.63% 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 UAL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 32.71, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 30.45, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 35.51 for United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 47.76, while it was recorded at 41.22 for the last single week of trading, and 51.03 for the last 200 days.

United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL] shares currently have an operating margin of -62.19 and a Gross Margin at -55.46. United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -46.04.

Return on Total Capital for UAL is now -26.59, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -21.11. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -80.83, with Return on Assets sitting at -11.52. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 568.64. Additionally, UAL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 85.04, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 51.33. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 523.26, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 78.26.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL] managed to generate an average of -$95,013 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 11.55 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.25.United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, United Airlines Holdings Inc. posted -8.16/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -7.53/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -8.40%. 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 UAL.

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An analysis of insider ownership at United Airlines Holdings Inc. [UAL]

There are presently around $7,701 million, or 59.00% of UAL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UAL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 33,800,264, which is approximately 0.68% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT CO/CA/, holding 26,344,133 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.07 billion in UAL stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $688.42 million in UAL stock with ownership of nearly -1.383% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in United Airlines Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 225 institutional holders increased their position in United Airlines Holdings Inc. [NASDAQ:UAL] by around 13,294,882 shares. Additionally, 267 investors decreased positions by around 19,382,743 shares, while 130 investors held positions by with 156,962,241 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 189,639,866 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UAL stock had 69 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,363,270 shares, while 72 institutional investors sold positions of 7,249,785 shares during the same period.