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United Airlines (UAL) Competitors

$53.95
+2.57 (+5.00%)
(As of 02:22 PM ET)

UAL vs. LUV, ALK, CPA, SAVE, MESA, DAL, AAL, RYAAY, TFII, and XPO

Should you be buying United Airlines stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of United Airlines include Southwest Airlines (LUV), Alaska Air Group (ALK), Copa (CPA), Spirit Airlines (SAVE), Mesa Air Group (MESA), Delta Air Lines (DAL), American Airlines Group (AAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), TFI International (TFII), and XPO (XPO). These companies are all part of the "transportation" sector.

United Airlines vs.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, media sentiment, community ranking, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

United Airlines has higher revenue and earnings than Southwest Airlines. United Airlines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Southwest Airlines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southwest Airlines$26.09B0.68$465M$0.7539.60
United Airlines$54.83B0.32$2.62B$8.096.60

80.8% of Southwest Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of United Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of United Airlines shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Southwest Airlines received 167 more outperform votes than United Airlines when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 70.30% of users gave Southwest Airlines an outperform vote while only 66.05% of users gave United Airlines an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Southwest AirlinesOutperform Votes
1134
70.30%
Underperform Votes
479
29.70%
United AirlinesOutperform Votes
967
66.05%
Underperform Votes
497
33.95%

United Airlines has a net margin of 4.90% compared to United Airlines' net margin of 1.91%. Southwest Airlines' return on equity of 39.85% beat United Airlines' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southwest Airlines1.91% 9.40% 2.76%
United Airlines 4.90%39.85%4.83%

Southwest Airlines currently has a consensus target price of $31.82, suggesting a potential upside of 7.37%. United Airlines has a consensus target price of $66.53, suggesting a potential upside of 26.83%. Given Southwest Airlines' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Airlines is more favorable than Southwest Airlines.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southwest Airlines
3 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.12
United Airlines
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.77

Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Airlines has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, United Airlines had 115 more articles in the media than Southwest Airlines. MarketBeat recorded 130 mentions for United Airlines and 15 mentions for Southwest Airlines. United Airlines' average media sentiment score of 0.76 beat Southwest Airlines' score of 0.64 indicating that Southwest Airlines is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Southwest Airlines
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
United Airlines
49 Very Positive mention(s)
28 Positive mention(s)
15 Neutral mention(s)
14 Negative mention(s)
4 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

United Airlines beats Southwest Airlines on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding UAL and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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UAL vs. The Competition

MetricUnited AirlinesAir transportation, scheduled IndustryTransportation SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$17.56B$19.25B$10.32B$7.31B
Dividend YieldN/A3.18%3.93%3.98%
P/E Ratio6.6014.0313.9516.24
Price / Sales0.321.6220.9280.96
Price / Cash2.745.018.4527.20
Price / Book1.882.222.004.45
Net Income$2.62B$658.46M$624.02M$212.71M
7 Day Performance30.17%3.05%-0.66%-0.25%
1 Month Performance14.96%-1.84%-3.23%-1.31%
1 Year Performance20.18%1.50%6.45%5.49%

United Airlines Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LUV
Southwest Airlines
4.1888 of 5 stars
$28.05
+0.8%
$31.82
+13.5%
-8.6%$16.78B$26.09B37.4074,806Upcoming Earnings
ALK
Alaska Air Group
4.8938 of 5 stars
$40.80
-0.4%
$57.44
+40.8%
+1.4%$5.13B$10.43B22.5426,043Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
CPA
Copa
4.937 of 5 stars
$95.77
-0.5%
$146.33
+52.8%
+14.9%$3.78B$3.46B7.497,265
SAVE
Spirit Airlines
1.3917 of 5 stars
$4.11
-7.6%
$4.93
+19.9%
-76.9%$449.96M$5.36B-1.0013,167Gap Down
MESA
Mesa Air Group
0.1718 of 5 stars
$0.80
-1.2%
N/A-61.2%$32.75M$498.07M-0.272,303
DAL
Delta Air Lines
4.9079 of 5 stars
$46.55
-0.2%
$58.29
+25.2%
+38.6%$30.04B$58.05B5.98100,000
AAL
American Airlines Group
4.1097 of 5 stars
$13.03
+0.7%
$17.53
+34.6%
+5.3%$8.53B$52.79B11.85132,100Upcoming Earnings
RYAAY
Ryanair
3.361 of 5 stars
$135.81
-1.7%
$158.50
+16.7%
+46.6%$30.96B$11.23B13.9922,261Positive News
TFII
TFI International
4.3141 of 5 stars
$154.61
-0.6%
$159.83
+3.4%
+20.0%$13.07B$7.52B26.6125,123Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
XPO
XPO
3.9965 of 5 stars
$122.31
-0.9%
$111.65
-8.7%
+160.1%$14.23B$7.74B75.9738,000

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This page (NASDAQ:UAL) was last updated on 4/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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