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United Continental Holdings, Inc (UAL)

  • Jan. 17, 2013, 8:48 AM
    Airfares in focus: United Continental (UAL) pushes through its second hike in fares this year with domestic pricing up by as much as $10 this week. The probing move drew in JetBlue (JBLU) already, but analysts think that unless Southwest Airlines (LUV) jumps on board, fare could slip back lower. (Previous: Barclays bullish on airliners)
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  • Jan. 17, 2013, 8:18 AM
    Flying high? Barclays is out with a positive note on the airline sector, saying stocks could rise 20% on a mix of higher fares and lower jet fuel prices. Investors should also keep an eye on the merger front. With all signs pointing to an eventual marriage between American Airlines and US Airways, future industry consolidation/partnerships could still be on tap. A particular focus will be on Washington DC to see if rules governing foreign ownership of U.S. carriers are relaxed.
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  • Jan. 16, 2013, 8:50 AM
    Though consumer prices remained flat in December, airline fares kept up their slow march higher to notch a 2.1% rise for the year. Analysts note the ARCA Airline Index (XAL) is up 10% YTD and could have the legs to run higher as fare hikes trickle down to the bottom lines of carriers.
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  • Jan. 15, 2013, 7:51 AM
    Chicago's Regional Transit Authority accuses American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) and United Continental (UAL) of running a sham in order to avoid paying taxes. The RTA thinks it's owed over $300M from the airline companies after they opened small part-time offices in Sycamore, Illinois to avoid falling under the tax jurisdiction of Chicago.
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  • Jan. 11, 2013, 6:15 PM
    WSJ's Middle Seat blog is out with its scorecard of airline rankings for 2012, and the industry overall showed a bit of improvement. The Delta (DAL) flying experience, on average, went to good from bad over the past two years, but other airlines - notably United (UAL) and American (AAMRQ.PK) - suffered miserable years when measured in six performance categories.
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  • Jan. 9, 2013, 9:19 AM
    Aviation experts feel the bumpy launch of United Airlines' (UAL) fleet of 787s won't affect the carrier's operations over the long haul. They note mechanical problems for new planes in service aren't uncommon and the 787 is catching more scrutiny than normal due to its high-profile history.
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  • Jan. 9, 2013, 7:17 AM
    United Continental (UAL) reports consolidated traffic fell in December by 4% compared to a year ago. Key metric passenger revenue per available seat mile improved, while capacity fell off during the month due in part to superstorm Sandy.
  • Jan. 8, 2013, 2:52 PM
    United Continental (UAL +0.1%) weighs in on Boeing's (BA) Dreamliner problem as operators of the new jet inspected their 787 fleets in the wake of the electrical fire. The airliner noted that it found an improperly installed bundle of wires that connect to the APU battery, a unit that Japan Airlines and fire officials say ignited the blaze on the Dreamliner at Boston's Logan Airport yesterday.
  • Dec. 31, 2012, 9:43 AM
    Airline stocks climb higher after a merger between American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) and US Airways gets the tentative backing of American's pilots. Though Congress has a lot on its plate, industry watchers see the potential for looser rules on foreign ownership of domestic carriers as a potential boost for M&A activity in the sector during the coming year. Advancers: LCC +2.0%, DAL +2.0%, UAL +1.2%.
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  • Dec. 28, 2012, 2:55 PM
    Sterne Agee is reducing its Q4 EPS estimate for United Continental (UAL -0.3%), citing a larger winter storm impact than last year, and earlier than expected accruals for new labor contracts. The firm doesn't expect these issues to affect the company's 2013 results, however, and it maintains a Buy rating on the shares.
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  • Dec. 28, 2012, 8:11 AM
    United Continental (UAL) issues updated Q4 guidance, estimating a 4.2% Y/Y drop in Q4 capacity, with more than a third of the decline resulting from Superstorm Sandy. Projects Q4 passenger revenue per available seat mile to rise 0.5%-1.5%. Provides booked load factors for the next six weeks, which show improving demand trends for January. UAL +0.4% premarket.
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  • Dec. 27, 2012, 9:21 AM
    United (UAL) must be in high cotton as it hikes annual fees for United Club membership. Individual general memberships are raised $25 to $475. The member with spouse package is bumped $100 to $700.
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  • Dec. 17, 2012, 9:47 AM
    Airline stocks race to early gains after Dahlman Rose issues a sweeping upgrade on the sector. Advancers include JetBlue (JBLU +3.1%), United Continental (UAL +3.3%), US Airways (LCC +1.1%), and Delta Air Lines (DAL +2.3%). The bullish call from the firm: "We're going all in."
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  • Dec. 17, 2012, 6:57 AM
    Dahlman Rose takes a shine to the airline sector, upgrading United Continental (UAL) and Delta Air Lines (DAL) to Buy from Hold while lifting JetBlue (JBLU) to Hold from Sell. A rosy forecast on demand issued last week from the IATA is still resonating in the sector.
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  • Dec. 16, 2012, 2:52 AM
    United Continental Holdings (UAL) pilots have agreed to a new four-year contract that covers United Airlines and Continental pilots following the companies' merger in 2010. The deal includes hefty pay rises and lump-sum payments in exchange for allowing the carrier to increase efficiency such as by using regional partners to fly more 76-seat jets, which remain profitable even when fuel prices are high.
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  • Dec. 13, 2012, 6:58 PM
    Despite its misgivings, a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association - which represents American Airlines pilots - says the union still supports the proposed merger between American (AAMRQ) and US Airways (LCC), following meetings the union held with AMR CEO Tom Horton today. LCC has been pushing for a merger between the two carriers all year, and with the support of all its unions, the two airlines combined would be on par with current leader United Continental (UAL) in scope.
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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