United Continental (UAL) Lifted to "Outperform" at Sanford C. Bernstein

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The institutional investor held 46,437 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.83 million, down from 116,487 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 2.41% or $1.84 during the last trading session, reaching $74.36. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. Welch Capital Partners Llc bought 18,690 shares as the company's stock rose 2.66% with the market. Cyrus Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in United Contl Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.32 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.04% or $1.99 during the last trading session, reaching $63.37. That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of almost 4.77 million shares which they recorded over a period of three months.

Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL) opened at $62.98 on Friday. (NYSE:UAL) has risen 77.19% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.49% the S&P500. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 52% are positive. Buckingham Research boosted their price target on United Continental from $83.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. (NYSE:UAL) has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Raymond James. (NYSE:UAL) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Thursday, January 5 by Morgan Stanley. (NYSE:UAL) rating on Thursday, September 3. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 10 to "Buy". The company was initiated on Friday, November 18 by Citigroup. Americafirst Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of United Continental by 299.4% in the 3rd quarter.

The collective rating of 3.3 for Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) also leans strongly towards the bearish end of the spectrum. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, January 8 by Cowen & Co.

Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd, which manages about $1.02B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 9,805 shares to 176,944 shares, valued at $5.95M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.26, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 86 investors sold UAL shares while 191 reduced holdings. Exane Derivatives raised its position in shares of United Continental by 373.7% during the third quarter. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an "outperform" rating on shares of United Continental in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Baxter Bros invested 0.06% in United Continental Holdings, Inc.

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Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on UAL shares. Hourglass Capital Ltd Llc holds 73,121 shares or 1.06% of its portfolio. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability Corp has 524 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC owned approximately 0.11% of United Continental worth $22,279,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:UAL) or 60,267 shares. The stock of NiSource Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 1.38 million shares. (NYSE:UAL). 49,544 were reported by Sg Americas Securities Ltd Com. (NYSE:UAL). Psagot Investment House Limited reported 0% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NI). 70,468 are held by Hartford Investment Mgmt. (NYSE:TJX). Sva Plumb Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.24% or 26,070 shares. Bank of America upgraded United Continental Holdings, Inc. Shares of UAL have increased 7.94% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 7.32% in that time. UAL comes in with a P/S ratio of 0.51 that's below 1, potentially implying that it could be cheap relative to the overall sector (9.93) and its peers (1.07). Selway Asset Mgmt invested in 1% or 28,300 shares. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2018/02/10/united-continental-holdings-inc-ual-shares-bought-by-teacher-retirement-system-of-texas.html.

Among 21 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Nisource Inc. had 31 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". SunTrust maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. Argus Research upgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, September 15 report. Sandler O'Neill maintained it with "Buy" rating and $76.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. The stock has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, April 7. UBS maintained the shares of MCD in report on Monday, March 7 with "Buy" rating. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $14800 target. As per Tuesday, October 11, the company rating was initiated by Bernstein. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $122 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. At a certain point in the past four quarters, the shares traded as low as $56.51 but made a 12.14% recovery since then. The institutional investor owned 8,631 shares of the transportation company's stock after selling 22,954 shares during the period. Everence Capital Mngmt Inc holds 0.08% or 6,113 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Hldgs has invested 0.58% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 15,800 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Pinebridge Invests Lp, New York-based fund reported 536 shares. Commonwealth Equity Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY). (NASDAQ:AMZN). University Of Notre Dame Du Lac reported 4,838 shares stake. Moreover, Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp has 4.12% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 303,722 shares. Daiwa Sb Investments Limited reported 11,580 shares. Guardian Life Insurance Of America has 385 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

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