Morgan Stanley Keeps Their Hold Rating on United Rentals (URI)

Morgan Stanley analyst Courtney Yakavonis maintained a Hold rating on United Rentals (URIResearch Report) today and set a price target of $306.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $302.28.

According to, Yakavonis is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.6% and a 37.7% success rate. Yakavonis covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies, Timken Company, and Caterpillar.

Currently, the analyst consensus on United Rentals is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $340.20, implying a 16.1% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 17, Robert W. Baird also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $247.00 price target.

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United Rentals’ market cap is currently $20.57B and has a P/E ratio of 13.48.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 64 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is neutral on the stock.

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United Rentals, Inc. engages in the equipment rental business. It offers rent to construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and government entities. The company operates through two business segments: General Rentals; and Trench, power and fluid solutions. The General Rentals segment engages in the rental of construction, aerial and industrial equipment, general tools and light equipment, and related services and activities. The trench, power and fluid solutions segment includes the rental of specialty construction products and related services. It comprises of Trench Safety region, which rents trench safety equipment such as trench shields, aluminum hydraulic shoring systems, slide rails, crossing plates, construction lasers and line testing equipment for underground work, the Power and HVAC region that rents power and HVAC equipment such as portable diesel generators, electrical distribution equipment, and temperature control equipment including heating and cooling equipment, the Pump Solutions region involves in the rental of pumps primarily used by energy and petrochemical customers. United Rentals was founded by Bradley S. Jacobs in 1997 and is headquartered in Greenwich, CT.

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