Growth Stock Recap – Analyst Views on Shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL)

Shares of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) have been experiencing an accelerated earnings and sales growth over the past 5 years.  Over that time frame the firm has seen earnings growth of 37.60% and sales growth of 0.30%.

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While the firm has enjoyed the upward movement, it’s important to look at analyst expectations and where the company is headed from here.  On a consensus basis, analysts are projecting EPS growth of 19.47% for next year and have a $102.53 one year price target on the stock.   The stock recently traded at $88.23.

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL)‘s stock was 30.91%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -7.19%, 0.63% over the last quarter, and  26.06% for the past six months. 

Earnings Per Share (EPS):

EPS is what each share is worth and indicates how much money their sharehoders would acquire if the company was to pay out all of its profits.  Earnings Per Share is computed by dividing the profit total by its share total.  If a company’s profit is $800 million and there are 40 million shares, then the EPS is $20.  EPS is a fantastic way to compare and contrast companies in the same industry.  When a company shows a steady upwards earnings trend, it is a good indicator that the company will dominate companies with a more volatile earnings trend. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL)’s EPS is 7.38.  Last year, their EPS growth was -13.70% while their EPS growth over the past five years is 37.60%.  Analysts are predicting United Continental Holdings, Inc.’s stock to grow 19.47% over the next year and 18.70% over the next five.

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