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United Continental Holdings, Inc (UAL)

  • Mar. 4, 2013, 11:29 AM
    As oil prices slip even further, margins for airline companies continue to look even more enticing to investors. The sector is also getting a nice boost from Delta Air Lines as the carrier forecast that Q1 will be its first profitable quarter since 2000. Advancers: UAL +4.5%, DAL +4.1%, ALK +3.0%, HA +2.6%, LCC +2.4%, SAVE +1.5%.
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  • Mar. 1, 2013, 10:24 AM
    Airline stocks (FAA) move higher after oil prices push even lower. The timing is good for the sector with a recent fare hike sticking and demand worries on the backburner at the moment. Advancers: DAL +4.8%, UAL +3.6%, LCC +3.3%, JBLU +2.2%.
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  • Feb. 25, 2013, 10:23 AM
    JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker thinks a recent hike in fares in the airline sector is holding up after two previous attempts earlier this year failed. Airline stocks (FAA +1.5%) are higher on the day with Delta Air Lines (DAL +3.3%) and United Continental (UAL +2.1%) leading the pack.
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  • Feb. 22, 2013, 10:26 AM
    Airlines are feeling the effect of a large winter storm that swept across the middle part of the country. Over a thousand flights were cancelled yesterday and another 613 flights today are grounded. United (UAL +0.7%), Southwest (LUV +0.5%), and SkyWest (SKYW) appear to be the carriers affected the most. The storm isn't quite done yet, with the Northeast set to get hit this weekend to pose another threat to the schedules of airlines.
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  • Feb. 22, 2013, 1:57 AM
    Boeing (BA) is expected to today present a redesign of its 787 batteries to stop them overheating as it looks to persuade the FAA to allow the Dreamliners to resume passenger flights, hopefully next month. CEO Jim McNerney tells the WSJ that Boeing is confident it has identified "all probable causes" of the battery failures. United Airlines (UAL), though, has taken the 787 off nearly all its schedules through June 5. And remember the fuel leaks on a Japan Airlines 787? Investigators reckon the cause was the coating of a mechanism that controls the movement of fuel between tanks.
  • Feb. 15, 2013, 12:13 PM
    Hedgeye issues some negative comments on the airline sector (AAMRQ.PK, LCC, UAL, DAL, LUV, HA, JBLU, ALK, RJET, ALGT, SAVE): 1) The firm notes that with the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines now set, a big catalyst is removed and the path toward actual integration and synergies is still slow. 2) Even if industry consolidation supports a higher fare environment, new low-cost carriers will pop up. 3) Is bigger really better? Several transportation industries have struggled after consolidation instead of thrived.
  • Feb. 10, 2013, 3:39 AM
    Airports in the North East are slowly ramping up operations after over 5,700 U.S. flights were cancelled yesterday and on Friday mostly because of the snow storm , with another 241 canceled for today. The blizzard dropped up to 40 inches of snow, cut power to over half a million customers, and left at least nine people dead. Entergy's (ETR) Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts shut down safely after losing its outside power supply. (Flight tracker)
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  • Feb. 8, 2013, 10:53 AM
    Total flight cancellations are up to 3,116 for today and another 962 for tomorrow as a major blizzard bears down on the Northeast. United (UAL +1.6%), Delta (DAL -1.7%), and JetBlue (JBLU) are the three carriers affected the most from the storm. (flight tracker)
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  • Feb. 8, 2013, 6:59 AM
    United Continental (UAL) reports its consolidated traffic grew 0.9% in January on lower capacity. The carrier saw key metric PRASM rise between 3% and 4% during the month.
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  • Feb. 8, 2013, 5:09 AM
    Airlines have canceled at least 2,200 flights for today and another 500 for tomorrow ahead of a blizzard in the North-Eastern U.S. that's forecast to dump up to 2 1/2 feet of snow, with affected airlines including United Continental (UAL), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and AMR (AAMRQ.PK). Power utilities bracing for the storm include National Grid (NGG), PSE&G’s (PEG) and Connecticut Light & Power (NU).
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  • Feb. 6, 2013, 11:21 AM
    Airline stock move higher with oil prices cooling off on supply jitters. It's welcome relief for the sector after jet fuel prices rose 5% in January alone. Gainers: UAL +3.6%, DAL +2.4%, JBLU +3.2%, LCC +2.8%, ALK +1.1%.
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  • Jan. 25, 2013, 9:43 AM
    United Continental (UAL -4.5%) slips lower after Buckingham Research and Bank of America both clip its wings. While Buckingham takes the carrier down to Neutral from Buy, BofA goes to an Underperform rating with a soft PT of $22.
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  • Jan. 24, 2013, 1:03 PM
    United Continental (UAL +2%) discloses that it plans to cut 600 front-office jobs via voluntary and involuntary actions. During Q4, the carrier's operating costs grew faster than revenue by 70 bps.
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  • Jan. 24, 2013, 7:47 AM
    More on United Continental's (UAL) Q4: The carrier acknowledges it underperformed during the quarter as integration issues slowed down its performance. Passenger revenue per available seat mile fell 3.6% Y/Y with the Domestic segment lagging. Including special charges, operating expenses were up 3.2% during the period. (PR)
  • Jan. 24, 2013, 7:37 AM
    United Continental (UAL): Q4 EPS of -$0.58 misses by $0.05. Revenue of $8.7B (-2.5% Y/Y) beats by $0.03B. (PR)
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  • Jan. 24, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: ABC, ALK, ARG, AVT, BAX, BMY, BPOP, CELG, CY, DOV, EQT, ESI, ETN, FCS, GWW, JNS, JVA, KCG, KEY, LMT, LUV, MKC, MMM, MWW, NMM, NOK, ORI, PCP, QSII, RTN, RYN, SWK, TZOO, UAL, UNP, XRX
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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