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High Profile Active Buzzers: United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX)

Following previous ticker characteristics, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) also run on active notice, stock price increased 4.97% after traded at $53.68 in most recent trading session.

One highly-informed and influential executive at United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL) filed to disclose the purchase of a sizable block of shares. Andrew C. Levy, the company’s freshly-appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, snapped up 15,000 shares on Friday at prices that ranged from $50.95 to $50.96 per share. After the recent purchase, the former President of low-cost carrier Allegiant Travel currently owns 20,791 shares of United Continental.

Apart from the factors that impacted all airlines in the past year or so, the third-largest airline by traffic in the United States also had to rebuild and refresh its management team and Board, partially due to pressure from two hedge fund firms. Intensifying competition over fares, a slowdown in demand for certain routes due to worries over terrorism and the Zika virus, as well as slightly higher fuel prices, put some pressure on UAL’s stock and financial performance in recent months. United Continental’s shares are 10% in the red thus far in 2016. Ken Griffin’s Citadel Advisors acquired a new stake of 4.30 million shares of UAL during the second quarter.

UAL has price to earnings ratio of 3.03 and the price to current year EPS stands at 564.30%. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year’s EPS that would be -17.08%. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 0.60 and quick ratio was calculated as 0.50. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 1.47 for seeing its liquidity position.

Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 2.95% for a week and 2.48% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.42. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.00 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of 5.28%. UAL’s institutional ownership was registered as 94.30%, while insider ownership was 0.20%.

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price eased up 0.42% during latest trading session.

Analysts Practices; to watch unbiased undervalue securities, there is need to see following technical rations. TWX holds price to earnings ratio of 15.80 that presents much better indication for a stock’s value than the market price alone. Based on historic views, the average P/E ratio in market fluctuates between 15 to 25, but alone low P/E ratio does not necessarily mean that a company is undervalue. With reference to all theories, earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as TWX has 2.05% dividend yield.

Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 1.90 that indicates if TWX lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. Street is more conscious on this after SunEdison, Inc. case. To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.60, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 1.02, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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