Buy United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) And Colony Capital, Inc. (CLNY) Before Analysts Start Chasing Them Higher

It is expected that in Dec 2018 quarter UAL will have an EPS of $1.77, while that of Mar 2019 is projected at $0.55. It means that there could be a 26.43% and 10% growth in the two quarters respectively. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 25.89% to about $8.51. As for the coming year, growth will be about 17.74%, lifting earnings to $10.02. RSI after the last trading period was 59.14. UAL recorded a change of 0.98% over the past week and returned 7.51% over the last three months while the UAL stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 5.33%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 36.63%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 31.58% while the shares have moved 58.23% for the past 12 months.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL)’s EPS was $3.06 as reported for the September quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $2.22. That means that its growth in general now stands at 38%. Therefore, a prediction of $3.07 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of 0%. UAL Sep 18 quarter revenue was $11 billion, compared to $9.88 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 11% growth rate. The company’s $1.12 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) currently trades at $92.09, which is lower by -0.18% its previous price. It has a total of 272.46 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 2.51. The company’s stock volume dropped to 2.67 million, worse than 3.37 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 0.98% in its price means UAL is now 36.63% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $42966.91 since its $93.60 52-week high price recorded on 9th of November 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 58.23 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $34.29 above the 52 week low of $57.80 set on 20th of November 2017.

9 analysts out of 17 Wall Street brokerage firms rate UAL stock as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 8 describe it as a Hold. The stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $92.95. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $91.16. Analysts have set UAL’s consensus price at $101.87, effectively giving it a 10.62% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $130 (up 41.17% from current price levels). UAL has a 25.6% ROE, higher than the 21.1% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 12.37%.

Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE:CLNY) shares depreciated 0% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -1.15%. UAL’s price now at $6.02 is greater than the 50-day average of $5.94. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $6.17 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 478.85 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 491.05 million. The company’s management holds a total of 1%, while institutional investors hold about 85.2% of the remaining shares. UAL share price finished last trade 2.35% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -2.65%, while closing the session with 1.22% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Colony Capital, Inc. (CLNY) shares were last observed trading -51.99% down since November 24, 2017 when the peak of $12.54 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 2.91% puts CLNY performance for the year now at -47.24%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 14.02%, a 52-week worst price since Mar. 01, 2018. However, it is regaining value with 4.15% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $5.94 and $5.98. The immediate resistance area is now $6.07 Williams’s%R (14) for CLNY moved to 37.5 while the stochastic%K points at 65.67.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE:CLNY) are around $0.14 per share in three months through December with $0.12 also the estimate for March quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -12.5% and -40%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -99.93%, the target being $0.66 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to -16.67%, more likely to see it hit the $0.55 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is -22.1%. CLNY ranks lower in comparison to an average of 43.48% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 29.31%.