Peak6 Investments LP Has Increased Its United Contl Hldgs (Put) (UAL) Stake; Last Week Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) Coverage

January 13, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Peak6 Investments Lp increased United Contl Hldgs Inc (Put) (UAL) stake by 505.55% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Peak6 Investments Lp acquired 656,200 shares as United Contl Hldgs Inc (Put) (UAL)’s stock rose 2.66%. The Peak6 Investments Lp holds 786,000 shares with $47.85M value, up from 129,800 last quarter. United Contl Hldgs Inc (Put) now has $23.23B valuation. The stock increased 2.55% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $78.4. About 4.48 million shares traded. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has risen 77.19% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.49% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Rent-A-Center Inc had 29 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital to “Hold”. Loop Capital downgraded Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) on Wednesday, June 7 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, September 21. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, August 31. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy” on Wednesday, April 12. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Loop Capital Markets. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Loop Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) rating on Tuesday, June 6. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $1200 target. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. See Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) latest ratings:

02/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Sell New Target: $8.0 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Markets Rating: Sell New Target: $8.0 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold Old Target: $12 New Target: $11 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $10.5 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Strong Buy New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
20/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $13.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0 Maintain
21/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0 Maintain
31/08/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $13.0 Maintain

Peak6 Investments Lp decreased Polaris Inds Inc (Call) (NYSE:PII) stake by 64,300 shares to 34,100 valued at $3.57M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ferrari N V (Put) stake by 120,600 shares and now owns 106,000 shares. Annaly Cap Mgmt Inc (NYSE:NLY) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 86 investors sold UAL shares while 191 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 275.39 million shares or 1.64% less from 279.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vident Advisory Llc stated it has 42,906 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). Exxonmobil Invest Tx stated it has 47,222 shares. Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.09% or 68,755 shares. Proshare Advsr Lc invested in 0.03% or 48,029 shares. Aviva Public Limited owns 49,831 shares. Sun Life Incorporated holds 0.01% or 1,897 shares in its portfolio. United Secs (D B A Uas Asset Management) holds 5,000 shares. Js Cap Management holds 3.51% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) for 126,500 shares. 22.27M are held by Primecap Management Ca. 29 are held by Howe And Rusling. Commonwealth Bancshares Of Aus reported 0.08% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). Boston stated it has 0.14% in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL). Needham Invest has 80,000 shares. Bbt Management Ltd Liability Com accumulated 1.56% or 181,299 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering United Continental (NYSE:UAL), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. United Continental had 87 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. The stock of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) earned “Outperform” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, January 8. The stock of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Citigroup. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, March 17 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, July 11. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Sunday, August 20. As per Friday, November 18, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The stock of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, January 4.

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to clients on a rent-to-own basis. The company has market cap of $607.75 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising. It currently has negative earnings. It offers durable products, such as consumer electronics; appliances; computers, including tablets; smartphones; and furniture, including accessories under rental purchase agreements.

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