United Rentals (URI) was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Sell”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. Goldman advised their investors in a research report released on May 6, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on United Rentals. United Rentals was Downgraded by Stifel to ” Hold” on Apr 22, 2016. United Rentals was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Underperform” on Apr 22, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, United Rentals reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.21 according to the earnings call on Apr 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.19. The company had revenue of $1310.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1286.32 million. The company’s revenue was down -.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.34 EPS.
United Rentals closed down -1.62 points or -2.55% at $61.87 with 21,75,176 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $63.16, the shares hit an intraday low of $61.5 and an intraday high of $64 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.
In a different news, on Apr 25, 2016, Michael Kneeland (President & C.E.O.) sold 20,000 shares at $63.07 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 11, 2016, John S Mckinney (director) sold 2,200 shares at $58.18 per share price. On Mar 9, 2016, Jason D Papastavrou (director) purchased 1,000 shares at $56.79 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
United Rentals Inc. (United Rentals) is a holding company engaged in the business of equipment rental. The Company conducts its operations through its wholly owned subsidiary United Rentals (North America) Inc. (URNA) and its subsidiaries. It operates in two segments: general rentals and trench safety power and heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) and pump solutions. The general rentals segment consists of around 12 geographic regions including eastern Canada Gulf South Mid-Atlantic Mid-Central Midwest Mountain West Northeast Pacific West South Southeast and Western Canada among others. The trench safety power and HVAC and pump solutions segment includes the rental of specialty construction products and related services. It offers approximately 3300 classes of equipment on an hourly daily weekly or monthly basis to construction and industrial companies manufacturers utilities municipalities homeowners Government entities and other customers.