Insider Activity Monitoring: United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL)

United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL) saw a downside of -0.73% to close Friday at $49.16 after subtracting -$0.36 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 10,392,360 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $52.43 in the past week. An average of 12,249,800 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 11,154,646.

UAL’s 1-month performance is 5.54% or $3.63 on its low of $43.02 reached on 09/15/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $32.16 and high of $63.70, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 03/18/21. YTD, UAL has achieved 13.66% or $5.91. However, the current price is down -22.83%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 14, 27 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL). Roitman Jonathan (EVP & COO) most recently sold 3,760 shares at $43.94 per share on Sep 14. This transaction cost the insider $165,218. President, Hart Brett J, sold 77,777 shares at a price of $45.14 on Sep 10. Then, on Mar 11, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer Nocella Andrew P sold 11,000 shares at a price of $54.56 per share. This transaction amounted to $600,160.

Valuation Metrics

United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.35 for the broader industry and 28.65 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 13.23 and a low of 1.830. UAL stock has a beta of 1.56. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.10 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.24.

United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.30, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.40 meaning that UAL stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 6.64, while the total debt to equity was 7.05. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 42.00%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -45.99% while for the period ending June 29; United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s operating margin was -37.00%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $9.3 billion against revenue of $15.36 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, United Airlines Holdings Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $230.0 million against total debt of $41.76 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected UAL to announce -$3.91 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$3.91, representing a 0.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than -$270.0 million. UAL stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 66.14 billion, with total debt at $41.76 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $323.61 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 54.52% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 44.06%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $50.22, reflecting a -4.25% or -$2.18 change from its current price. UAL is currently trading +10.87% above its 20-day SMA, -12.81% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +1.38% and +14.41% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 67.32% and 74.66% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.71. The RSI (14) points at 55.40%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 59.88% with the period’s ATR at 1.71. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.08 and 0.86 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: UAL), Redburn launched coverage with a Sell rating. Analysts offering their rating for UAL stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 2 brokerage advisors rate UAL as a “sell,”, while 10 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 6 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is UAL’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $40.00 and a high of $78.00, with their median price target at $60.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) stock is $60.82.


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