Will United Continental’s Increase in Fares Agitate These Top Institutional Shareholders?

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) is said to have raised fares for the second time this year with most domestic routes seeing a hike of $2 to $5 each way. Flights longer than 2,000 miles have been raised by $10. The airline’s move follows an earlier attempt this month to raise fares that had to be aborted after other airlines refused to follow suit. This time around, carrier JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) responded by raising fares by $2 to $5 round-trip. However, it is not known as of now whether other airlines will match these increases.

Will United Continental Holdings’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 322,595 shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $23.38 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in United Continental Holdings at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Ramsey Asset Management held 109,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,548,420. This brought the portfolio total to 4.79%.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft /FI held 67,094 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,568,658. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

First Dallas Securities Inc. held 47,325 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,106,458. This brought the portfolio total to 0.88%.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 31,419 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $734,576. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. held 30,632 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $716,176. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

D. A Davidson  & Co. held 18,244 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $426,545. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Fulton Bank N.A. held 10,400 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $243,152. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

StifeL Nicolaus & Co. Inc.\MO held 9,271 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $216,756. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Glickenhaus & Co. held 9,245 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $216,148. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

First New York Securities LLC. /NY held 6,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $140,280. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

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