United Continental Shares Tick Higher On Earnings Beat

By Wallace WitkowskiMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

United Continental Holdings Inc. shares rose in the extended session Tuesday after the airline topped Wall Street estimates for the second quarter. United shares advanced 1.6% to $48.60 after hours. The company reported adjusted second-quarter earnings of $2.61 a share on revenue of $9.4 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of $2.56 a share on revenue of $9.39 billion.

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