United Rentals Inc (URI)

URI (NYSE:Diversified Services) EQUITY
pos +0.74
Today's Range: 110.44 - 111.95 | URI Avg Daily Volume: 1,900,200
Last Update: 01/20/17 - 4:02 PM EST
Volume: 1,246,347
YTD Performance: 4.61%
Open: $110.98
Previous Close: $110.45
52 Week Range: $41.90 - $112.50
Oustanding Shares: 84,224,499
Market Cap: 9,031,393,028
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for URI
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 3 3 3 4
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 1
Hold 13 12 12 11
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 1 1 0
Mean Rec. 2.63 2.75 2.75 2.41
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 17.19
Price Earnings Comparisons:
URI Sector Avg. S&P 500
17.19 16.50 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
46.14% 104.54% 36.21%
Revenue 2.30 0.40 0.12
Net Income 8.30 6.80 0.97
EPS 17.90 5.80 0.88
Earnings for URI:
Revenue 5.82B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/16) Qtr (03/17) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $2.30 $1.44 $8.34 $8.89
Number of Analysts 10 7 10 10
High Estimate $2.50 $1.75 $8.60 $10.11
Low Estimate $1.95 $1.12 $7.99 $7.56
Prior Year $2.19 $1.40 $8.02 $8.34
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 4.84% 2.65% 3.93% 6.66%
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Bret Jensen

 | Jan 3, 2017 | 1:30 PM EST
This biopharma company's Relistor drug should send revenues sharply higher this year.

Bret Jensen

 | Jan 3, 2017 | 8:00 AM EST
This biopharma company's Relistor drug should send revenues sharply higher next year.

Bret Jensen

 | Dec 22, 2016 | 10:00 AM EST
Any boost in infrastructure spending is likely to hit in 2018 or even 2019, rather than next year.

Doug Kass

 | Dec 12, 2016 | 9:19 AM EST
Over the last year the Russell Index has materially outperformed the broader indices: Since mid-December 2015, the Russell Index has doubled the performance of the S&P Index (up 24% compared to 12%). As Bertrand Russell noted, "extreme hopes are born from extreme misery" -- at least if you have been short iShares Russell 2000 ETF IWM! (Note: In its history, the Russell Index never has been as extended relative to the Bollinger Bands.)  The recent widening in relative performance (Russell vs. S&P) may be a function of the president-elect's policies toward protectionism and against globalization; the timeliness and extent of impact might be overestimated.  The Russell Index is more richly valued than the broader indices. The 2016 price/earnings multiple for the Russell Index is 32x and 25x 2017 estimates (before any new effective tax rate) on non-GAAP earnings. The S&P Index is trading at 19x 2016 non-GAAP and 17.5x 2017 estimates. However, the S&P multiple of GAAP is 26x -- there is no currently available GAAP multiple of the Russell.  As interest rates gap higher, the cost of capital is rising for small and medium-size companies: This is occurring at a speed far faster than many previously thought. Large, multinational companies have better and cheaper access to capital through the markets and/or on their cash-rich balance sheets. (Note: This morning's move in the 10-year U.S. note yield to more than 2.50% may be a tipping point).  The rate of growth in the cost of commodities and services is starting to accelerate. This hurts smaller domestic companies that are less diversified compared to the larger companies. Remember, mono-line smaller companies often have less pricing power than their larger brethren. (Note: This morning's $2.35 rise in the price of crude oil to nearly $54 also may be a tipping point).  Smaller capitalized, domestically based companies are not beneficiaries of possible repatriation of overseas capital. As Russell wrote, "Sin is geographical!"  The president-elect's infrastructure plans likely will be slow to advance. There will be some opposition from both parties, members of which will be looking for a revenue-neutral and not "budget-busting" fiscal jump-start. At best, this is a 2018-2019 event. Moreover, the build-out could benefit some of our larger companies (e.g., Caterpillar (CAT) and United Rentals (URI) ) over smaller companies. In the broadest sense, however, infrastructure build-outs rarely contribute to sustained prosperity; just look at the sophisticated and state-of-the-art infrastructure in Japan. That build-out has failed to bring sustainable economic growth to that country. The same can be said for Canada, which is mired in a 1% Real GDP growth backdrop despite Prime Minister Trudeau's large infrastructure spending of years ago.  The president-elect's immigration policy -- building a wall, limiting in-migration and exporting those who are in our country illegally -- are not pro-domestic growth and could hurt small to medium-size companies.  The president-elect's China policy and broader protectionism policy could end up hurting the sourcing (impacting availability and cost) of many smaller companies, potentially squeezing profits by lowering margins and reducing sales. Bottom Line  "All movements go too far." --Bertrand Russell My view is that the Russell may soon stop crowing and I am moving toward a more aggressive short of that Index.

Bret Jensen

 | Dec 6, 2016 | 10:00 AM EST
It can take many months or quarters before the market recognizes the value of a downtrodden name.

Bret Jensen

 | Dec 1, 2016 | 1:10 PM EST
What's in, what's out and who should thrive in the new political landscape.

Jim Cramer

 | Nov 23, 2016 | 12:02 PM EST
These 'wing and a prayer' stocks are full of surprises.

Bret Jensen

 | Nov 16, 2016 | 10:09 AM EST
And we are off.

Bret Jensen

 | Nov 13, 2016 | 2:00 PM EST
Construction, banks and energy should be favored sectors.

Bret Jensen

 | Nov 11, 2016 | 9:00 AM EST
Construction, banks and energy should be favored sectors.
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