Investors Shouldn’t Give in to Irrational Fear: United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), First Data Corporation (FDC)

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) recently ticked higher on weak volume. About 4.64 million contracts were traded on 04-Dec-17 compared to daily average volume of 5.46 million shares. The first sale was made at $63.69 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 0.03%. It was last traded at $62.59 apiece.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL): Outperform Candidate With 12.05% Upside Potential

United Continental Holdings, Inc. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 18 stock analysts, and there are at least 3.79% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 7.41% in value last month. Year-to-date it plunged -14.12%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 6 of analysts who cover United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $70.13 price target on United Continental Holdings, Inc., pointing towards a 12.05% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -24.63% less than its 52-week high.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. Reports -1.23% Sales Growth

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $2.16 as it actually earned $2.22 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -1.23% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $9.88 billion.

UAL Adds 5.92% In A Week

This company shares (UAL) so far managed to recover 10.76% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 2.77% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 2.04%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 5.34% and sits 2.35% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 5.92% gains and is down by -9.22% compared with its 200-day moving average of $67.59. Also, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) needs to overturn a -9.64% decrease it experienced over the past twelve months.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) Consensus Call At 1.9

As regular trading ended, First Data Corporation (FDC) stock brought in a -$0.32 drop to $15.97. The day started at a price of $16.49 but then traded as high as $16.5301 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their bright outlook with the consensus call at 1.9. First Data Corporation is given 12 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 8 holds. The company shares sank -16.95% from their peak of $19.23 and now has a $14.5 billion market value of equity.

First Data Corporation Could Grow 32.31% More

FDC’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale slipped from 1.91 thirty days ago to 1.88 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community. They see First Data Corporation (FDC) price hitting a mean target of $21.13 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 32.31% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 56.54% compared to the most bullish target.

First Data Corporation (FDC) Returns 12.54% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 5.97 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 7.24 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 2.24% which for the month reaches 3.06%. First Data Corporation dipped to as low as $15.88 throughout the day and has returned 12.54% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $13.96 but has recovered 14.4% since then.

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