Which analyst expects United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) to perform well in the near future?

As of close of business last night, United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s stock clocked out at $43.14, down -6.64% from its previous closing price of $46.21. In other words, the price has decreased by -$3.07 from its previous closing price. On the day, 16579700 shares were traded. UAL stock price reached its highest trading level at $45.05 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $42.34.

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To gain a deeper understanding of UAL’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 0.88 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 11.57. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.90 and its Current Ratio is at 1.00. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 4.56 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 4.12.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Barclays on March 10, 2023, Upgraded its rating to Overweight and sets its target price to $80 from $52 previously.

On March 07, 2023, Exane BNP Paribas Upgraded its rating to Outperform which previously was Underperform but kept the price unchanged to $70.

Redburn Upgraded its Sell to Neutral on February 08, 2023, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $55.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Feb 10 when KENNY CHRIS sold 16,000 shares for $48.94 per share. The transaction valued at 783,070 led to the insider holds 8,132 shares of the business.

Hart Gregory L sold 20,000 shares of UAL for $1,014,700 on Feb 06. The EVP & Chief Growth Officer now owns 19,652 shares after completing the transaction at $50.73 per share. On Dec 15, another insider, KENNEDY JAMES A C, who serves as the Director of the company, bought 3,000 shares for $39.06 each. As a result, the insider paid 117,195 and bolstered with 19,596 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, United’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 20.70, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 4.25. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.35. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.32 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.05.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, UAL has reached a high of $55.04, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $31.58. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 49.10, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 41.60.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that UAL traded 8.42M shares on average per day over the past three months and 9.58M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 327.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 325.89M. Insiders hold about 0.30% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 60.70% stake in the company. Shares short for UAL as of Jan 12, 2023 were 18.8M with a Short Ratio of 14.28M, compared to 15.27M on Dec 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 5.75% and a Short% of Float of 6.43%.

Dividends & Splits

The current Payout Ratio is 0.00% for UAL, which recently paid a dividend on Jan 22, 2008 with an ex-dividend date of Jan 06, 2008. Stock splits for the company last occurred on May 20, 1996 when the company split stock in a 4:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

As of right now, 15 analysts gave their recommendation on the stock of the company. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.67 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.98 and a low estimate of $0.2, while EPS last year was -$4.24. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $2.69, with high estimates of $4.17 and low estimates of $0.48.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $11 and $4.53 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $8.22. EPS for the following year is $9.9, with 15 analysts recommending between $12 and $7.1.

Revenue Estimates

In the current quarter, 10 analysts expect revenue to total $11.5B. It ranges from a high estimate of $11.84B to a low estimate of $11.35B. As of the current estimate, United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s year-ago sales were $7.57B, an estimated increase of 52.00% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 8 analysts are estimating revenue of $13.69B, an increase of 13.00% less than the figure of $52.00% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $14.14B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $12.83B.

A total of 17 analysts have provided revenue estimates for UAL’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $53.7B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $51.1B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $52.6B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $44.95B, up 17.00% from the average estimate. Based on 15 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $55.77B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $57.16B and the low estimate is $54.31B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 6.00% from the average revenue estimate for this year.