First National Bank of Omaha maintained its stake in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 27,050 shares of the construction companys stock at the end of the second quarter. First National Bank of Omahas holdings in United Rentals were worth $2,248,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of URI. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of United Rentals by 18.7% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 333,010 shares of the construction companys stock worth $35,160,000 after buying an additional 52,457 shares during the last quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems bought a new position in shares of United Rentals during the fourth quarter worth about $645,000. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund bought a new position in shares of United Rentals during the fourth quarter worth about $288,000. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. increased its position in shares of United Rentals by 5.2% in the first quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 74,234 shares of the construction companys stock worth $9,283,000 after buying an additional 3,650 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fulton Bank N.A. increased its position in shares of United Rentals by 370.1% in the first quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 9,092 shares of the construction companys stock worth $1,137,000 after buying an additional 7,158 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.05% of the companys stock.
Shares of United Rentals, Inc. (URI) traded up 0.80% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $119.04. 253,648 shares of the company traded hands. United Rentals, Inc. has a 52 week low of $70.58 and a 52 week high of $134.28. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $112.76 and a 200-day moving average of $117.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.06 billion, a PE ratio of 17.29 and a beta of 2.43.
United Rentals (NYSE:URI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The construction company reported $2.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks consensus estimate of $2.28 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.55 billion. United Rentals had a return on equity of 46.01% and a net margin of 9.86%. United Rentalss revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.06 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that United Rentals, Inc. will post $9.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on URI. BidaskClub downgraded shares of United Rentals from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United Rentals from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $131.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Axiom Securities reissued a sell rating on shares of United Rentals in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of United Rentals from $130.00 to $142.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on shares of United Rentals from $121.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the companys stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $124.50.
In other United Rentals news, insider Michael Kneeland sold 30,000 shares of the businesss stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.77, for a total value of $3,623,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 302,292 shares of the companys stock, valued at $36,507,804.84. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.20% of the companys stock.
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