United Continental Holdings Inc Stock Readies for Takeoff
'United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL), the airline best known for dogs dying in its cargo holds, announced its Q1 2018 earnings yesterday after the close of trading.', 'United stock has a history of big moves after earnings announcements, both good and bad, so it’s not surprising that the good news it delivered Wednesday pushed UAL higher by more than 6%.', 'Going into its latest quarterly report I considered both the positive and negative aspects of United earnings and what that meant for the future direction of UAL stock.', 'The analysts estimate for revenue and earnings per share in the first quarter were $9.01 billion and 45 cents; they came in at $9.03 billion and 50 cents, increases of 7.2% and 19.1% over the same quarter a year earlier and well ahead of analyst expectations. However, comparisons to earnings estimates are to be taken with a grain of salt.'