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United Continental Holdings, Inc (UAL)

  • Oct. 9, 2014, 9:14 AM
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  • Oct. 9, 2014, 8:38 AM
    • United Continental (NYSE:UAL) reports consolidated revenue passenger miles fell 0.2% in September on tighter capacity.
    • The company's load factor improved 20 bps to 82.9%.
    • Q3 fuel costs are estimated at $3.01 per gallon.
    • Q3 PRASM rose 3.5%-4.0%, according to a fresh 8-K from UAL.
    • UAL +4.7% premarket to $45.90.
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  • Oct. 3, 2014, 10:21 AM
    • Airline stocks are in rally mode with gains up and down the sector.
    • A strong note from Deutsche Bank on JetBlue is helping to swing sentiment. The investment firm added JBLU to its short-term buy list.
    • The group is also benefiting from renewed confidence that the Ebola case in Texas is isolated.
    • Oil prices are also cooperating nicely.
    • Gainers: Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +2.2%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +5.5%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +4.6%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +3.0%, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) +3.1%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +5.3%, Republic Airways (NASDAQ:RJET) +3.0%.
  • Oct. 3, 2014, 6:52 AM
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  • Oct. 2, 2014, 8:20 AM
    • Airline stocks move higher in early trading after suffering a painful drop yesterday.
    • The sector was grounded from fears stirred up by the Ebola case in Dallas.
    • The CDC issued a statement later yesterday on its website indicating that newer airplanes have a cabin environment that is not conducive to the spread of most infectious diseases.
    • Gainers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +1.3%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +1.2%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +0.8%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +0.8%.
  • Oct. 1, 2014, 8:19 AM
    • Airline stocks are tilting lower after yesterday's report on the first case of Ebola in the U.S.
    • Premarket: JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) -2.2%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) -1.8%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) -1.6%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) -1.9%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) -1.5%., Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) -1.3%, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) -1.4%.
  • Sep. 30, 2014, 11:06 AM
    • Deutsche Bank thinks airline stocks could be range bound until 2015 as the recent sell-off in the sector covers lingering concerns on capacity.
    • The investment firm sees upside as the modest growth plans from major carriers and lower fuel prices are factored into earnings estimates.
    • Analyst Michael Linenberg taps Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.5%) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE -0.8%) to lead the sector turnaround next year.
    • Other airline stocks: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV.
  • Sep. 16, 2014, 3:48 AM
    • United Continental (NYSE:UAL) says it will pay eligible flight attendants up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout.
    • The deal aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline, and will recall all 1,450 flight attendants on leave so they may request the severance payment or return to work.
    • Problems of over-staffing at the airline increased after United retired some of its planes, leaving the company 2,000-plus flight attendants above capacity.
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  • Sep. 5, 2014, 5:21 PM
    • Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) fell 1% today after Raymond James downgraded shares to Market Perform from Outperform, citing risk to 2015 earnings estimates from intensifying competitive capacity pressure.
    • While Q1 2015 schedules are still preliminary, the firm predicts competitive seat capacity growth accelerating to 12% Y/Y from the already elevated ~6% Y/Y level over the previous six quarters.
    • Meanwhile, rival Delta (NYSE:DAL) has shed more than 4% since it said Wednesday that revenues would be lower than it anticipated; Wolfe Research notes that DAL's PRASM is still growing faster than its CASM, which means margins are expanding, but the rate of margin change is likely to be slower than United Continental (NYSE:UAL) and American (NASDAQ:AAL) due to DAL's capacity choices.
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  • Sep. 3, 2014, 5:43 AM
    • After receiving antitrust approval in Japan, Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways are forming a freight services joint venture between Europe and Japan to reduce the costs of a stuttering cargo market.
    • Lufthansa Cargo, the freight arm of Lufthansa (OTCQX:DLAKY), said earlier in the year that intends to launch its first partnership deal in 2014, with a second to follow in 2015.
    • In July, Lufthansa entered talks with United Continental's (NYSE:UAL) cargo operations. The two airlines already collaborate on passenger routes.
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  • Aug. 18, 2014, 10:16 AM
    • Airline stocks start the week with an upward swing after crude-oil futures drop. Several analysts are out with a forecast for the lower oil prices sustaining for the short-term.
    • Advancers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +2.6%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +3.3%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +3.5%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +2.3%, JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) +2.0%.
  • Aug. 12, 2014, 2:31 PM
    • Southwest Airlines (LUV -0.1%) has delivered strong growth rates this year with an increase in capacity and average trip length, although not all investors may be pleased, notes Morgan Stanley.
    • In an interesting breakdown, the investment firm tabulates that the top 5 Southwest Airlines shareholders also hold a cumulative position of $14.4B in American Airlines (AAL -1.4%), Delta Air Lines (DAL -0.8%), and United Continental (UAL -1%) - airliners which might not benefit from Southwest's willingness to brush aside a tight capacity stance.
    • Those shareholders might end up better off if Southwest stuck to GDP-linked capacity growth rates, reasons UBS.
  • Aug. 6, 2014, 7:55 AM
  • Jul. 24, 2014, 9:56 AM
    • Q2 net income, ex-special items of $919M up 51% Y/Y.
    • Passenger revenue per available seat mile up 3.7% from a year ago.
    • Consolidated unit costs slipped 0.2% on capacity reduction of 0.1%.
    • $1.5B in operating cash flow generated in Q2.
    • The board authorizes a $1B share repurchase program, good for nearly 22M shares (at last night's closing price), or more than 5.5% of the float.
    • UAL +5.6%
  • Jul. 24, 2014, 9:18 AM
  • Jul. 24, 2014, 7:35 AM
    • United Continental (NYSE:UAL): Q2 EPS of $2.34 beats by $0.16.
    • Revenue of $10.3B (+3.0% Y/Y) in-line.
    • Press Release
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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