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United Continental

$63.53

1.34 (2.15%)

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United Continental announces new $3B share repurchase program

United Airlines announced that the Board of Directors of its parent company, United Continental Holdings, authorized a new $3B share repurchase program. This amount represents approximately 17% of the company's market capitalization based on the closing stock price on Dec. 6, 2017. The company is expected to complete its most recently authorized July 2016 $2B share repurchase program by the end of December 2017. The company's share repurchases under today's $3B repurchase authorization will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws in open market, or accelerated repurchase transactions from time to time, depending on market conditions, and may be discontinued at any time. There is no expiration date for the share repurchase program.

UAL United Continental
$63.53

1.34 (2.15%)

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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. General Motors (GM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet with analyst Anindya Das citing "limited scope" for raising his estimates much higher given the competitive landscape in the North American market. 2. Under Armour (UAA, UA) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust and to Sell from Hold at Canaccord. 3. Alaska Air (ALK) and JetBlue (JBLU) were downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, while United Continental (UAL) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) were downgraded to Underweight from Neutral. 4. Check Point (CHKP) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens, to Neutral from Buy at BTIG, and to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen. 5. Goodyear Tire (GT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim with analyst Emmanuel Rosner saying he sees additional downside at current levels due to concerns "deep share losses and margin erosion" could continue given the increasingly competitive tire market. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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United Continental downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker downgraded United Continental Holdings (UAL) to Underweight and cut his price target for the shares to $60 from $68. The analyst says his analysis suggests no evidence that United's margins are on the mend. He no longer views United's plans to close the margin gap with Delta (DAL) as credible. Baker sees better risk-adjusted upside in both Delta and American Airlines (AAL) shares.
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United Continental upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Duane Pfennigwerth upgraded United Contental to Outperform and raised its price target to $68 from $62 saying sentiment and expectations have been reset and are at an "all-time low." The analyst believes the environment at United is "ripe for behavior change" and states the US economy is doing fine, airlines have materially lagged transports, industrials and the broader economy, United has "massively" underperformed peers, management may be willing to end fair wars to drive higher unit revenue, and the market is assuming the works regarding 2018.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. General Electric (GE) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel and to Underperform from Perform at Oppenheimer. 2. Whirlpool (WHR) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Top Pick at RBC Capital and to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill. 3. Roche (RHHBY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Berenberg with analyst Alistair Campbell saying he sees the company's earnings growth slowing to the slow single digits over the next five years as biosimilar competition ramps. 4. United Continental (UAL) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities with the firm's analyst saying earnings initiatives do not appear to be performing to plan and he is "very skeptical" of United's ability to close the margin gap with Delta (DAL). 5. Hanesbrands (HBI) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer with analyst Anna Andreeva saying while she remains a fan of "Brands over Retailers" framework, and Hanesbrands has profitability cushions, negative organics domestically take away earnings upside bull case. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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