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United Continental Holdings, Inc (UAL)

  • Dec. 10, 2013, 10:16 AM
    • A winter storm spread across the Northeast is creating a ripple effect of airline flight cancellations.
    • reports 1,369 cancellations today after over 2,200 were scrapped yesterday.
    • The carriers most impacted by the weather are American Airlines Group (AAL), United Continental (UAL), and Republic Airways (RJET).
    • Typically, airlines lose less than 25% of the revenue from canceled flights with factors such as the percentage of business travelers and the length of the suspension of service coming into play. In some cases, if the weather matrix is handled adroitly - a carrier can be close to break-even off the development.
    | Dec. 10, 2013, 10:16 AM | 2 Comments
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  • Dec. 5, 2013, 5:18 PM
    • United Continental (UAL) COO Pete McDonald will retire, to be succeeded by Greg Hart. The hand-over of reins comes at a seemingly opportune time in the airline industry's recovery.
    • Hart previously served as United's VP of technical operations, having joined the airline in 1997.
    | Dec. 5, 2013, 5:18 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 5, 2013, 6:57 AM
    • The IATA reports global air traffic rose 6.6% in October to show an acceleration from September's mark.
    • The markets in China and Russia paced the gains, up 12.3% and 11.4% respectively, while airlines in Latin America recorded the best improvement in load factor on tight capacity.
    • Though airlines in North America only saw a moderate 3.6% rise in international travel, indications are that the business environment is improving.
    | Dec. 5, 2013, 6:57 AM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 30, 2013, 9:30 AM
    • The Obama administration wants U.S. carriers to avoid routing flights as the crow flies if it means crossing into Chinese airspace with tensions escalating over China's new air defense zone.
    • The move by China is related to a territorial dispute with Japan over a group of rocky islands, but threatens to disrupt the commercial airline industry in the nation.
    • In an act of defiance, Japanese and South Korean carriers aren't filing flight plans to comply with the new strict regulations from Beijing.
    • What to watch: The lucrative business travel segment in China could be up for grabs if Beijing extends the strict regulations or punishes non-compliant carriers.
    • Related airliners: Delta Air Lines (DAL), United Continental (UAL), US Airways (LCC), Ryanair (RYAAY), Cathay Pacific Airways (CPCAY), Singapore Airways (SINGY), China Eastern Airlines (CEA), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), British Airways.
    | Nov. 30, 2013, 9:30 AM | 22 Comments
  • Nov. 19, 2013, 8:56 AM
    • United Airlines (UAL) says it will cut costs through a number of measures - including cutting fuel usage and improving maintenance procedures.
    • The company says it will reduce annual costs by $2B through the initiatives.
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    • UAL +3.9% premarket.
    | Nov. 19, 2013, 8:56 AM | Comment!
  • Nov. 12, 2013, 10:25 AM
    • Airline stocks are higher on chatter that a settlement between US Airways and AMR (AAMRQ) is close to being finalized.
    • The industry for the most part would like to see the American-US Airways merger go through as it would make it easier to keep capacity discipline in line than if American emerged from bankruptcy as a feisty stand-alone.
    • Advancers: US Airways (LCC) +2.7%, United Continental (UAL) +2.8%, Delta Air Lines (DAL) +1.7%, JetBlue (JBLU) +0.9%, Alaska Air Group (ALK) +0.9%.
    • Related ETFs: IYT
    | Nov. 12, 2013, 10:25 AM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 8, 2013, 3:20 PM
    • Barclays cuts its rating on United Continental (UAL +4.1%) to Underweight.
    • The investment firm has an interesting take on the fallout for UAL after the American-US Airways merger finalizes, tipping Delta Air Line (DAL +1.4%) to benefit more than United on the margin front.
    | Nov. 8, 2013, 3:20 PM | Comment!
  • Nov. 7, 2013, 10:25 AM
    • US Airways (LCC +0.7%) and United Airlines (UAL +1%) have secured approval from the FAA to allow expanded use of electronic devices on flights.
    • Some American (AAMRQ) flights and domestic Delta Air Lines (DAL +0.7%) flights are already operating under the new device rules.
    • Several regional carriers, including Alaska Airlines ALK, are still working on their plans to be submitted to the FAA.
    | Nov. 7, 2013, 10:25 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 29, 2013, 11:08 AM
    • United Continental (UAL +3.4%) says it worked out a labor deal with baggage handlers and other airport ground employees.
    • The new deal covers workers that came over from Continental as well as the United Airlines employees.
    | Oct. 29, 2013, 11:08 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 25, 2013, 3:12 PM
    • The Department of Transportation fines United Continental (UAL +0.1%) a cool million dollars for tarmac delays at O'Hare Airport in Chicago last year.
    • Though not enough to dent the company's earnings much, it marks the largest tarmac-related fine ever assessed by the DOT.
    | Oct. 25, 2013, 3:12 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 25, 2013, 8:14 AM
    • JPMorgan takes its rating on United Continental (UAL) down to Underweight from Neutral.
    • The investment firm reduces its price target on UAL to $25 after the carrier's Q3 performance came in worse than sector peers.
    • UAL -1.9% premarket.
    | Oct. 25, 2013, 8:14 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 24, 2013, 7:36 AM
    • United Continental (UAL): Q3 EPS of $1.51 misses by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $10.22B (+3.2% Y/Y) misses by $0.08B. (PR)
    | Oct. 24, 2013, 7:36 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 18, 2013, 7:01 AM
    • United Continental (UAL) applies for the rights to fly to Haneda Airport from San Francisco a day after American said it would drop its New York flight into Haneda.
    • Slots into Haneda are highly coveted with its proximity to Tokyo making it more attractive to travelers than flying into the Narita International Airport.
    | Oct. 18, 2013, 7:01 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 11, 2013, 11:53 AM
    • The 10-day old government shutdown hasn't led to any significant decrease in flights so far.
    • Less than 1% of flights from major carriers have been canceled during the period with weather a factor in many of those.
    • Still, airline insiders warn the shutdown hasn't hit a tipping point in duration just yet which could affect the number flight delays and cancellations.
    • Related stocks: LUV, UAL, DAL, AAMRQ.PK, JBLU, LCC, ALK, HA, SAVE, ALGT, RJET.
    | Oct. 11, 2013, 11:53 AM | 4 Comments
  • Oct. 9, 2013, 1:06 PM
    • Orbitz reports that air fares to the top 10 destinations for the Thanksgiving weekend rose 9.4% compared to a year ago.
    • Visitors to Las Vegas for the weekend felt the most pain with fares up 15%.
    • The industry has seen fares rise on capacity discipline.
    • Related stocks: AAMRQ.PK, LCC, JBLU, LUV, DAL, UAL
    | Oct. 9, 2013, 1:06 PM | 1 Comment
Company Description
United Continental Holdings Inc transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with at least 118 seats, and its regional operations.
Sector: Services
Industry: Major Airlines
Country: United States