United Rentals (URI) was Initiated by Argus to “Buy”. Argus advised their investors in a research report released on Oct 4, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on United Rentals. Deutsche Bank Initiated United Rentals on Sep 7, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $79.United Rentals was Initiated by Macquarie to “Underperform” on Aug 26, 2016. United Rentals was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Aug 18, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, United Rentals reported $2.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.24 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.82. The company had revenue of $1421.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1393.53 million. The company’s revenue was down -.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.95 EPS.
United Rentals opened for trading at $77.11 and hit $78.91 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $78.49, with a gain of 2.82% or 2.15 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 25,98,349 shares. Company has a market cap of $6,763 M.
In a different news, on Sep 15, 2016, William B Plummer (EVP & CFO) sold 15,811 shares at $78.74 per share price. According to the SEC, on Aug 29, 2016, Brian Mcauley (director) sold 4,000 shares at $81.09 per share price. On Aug 1, 2016, Lawrence Keith Wimbush (director) sold 3,000 shares at $79.04 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.