Chaikin Stock Report for United Rentals, Inc. $URI 02-15-2012

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The Chaikin Power Gauge RatingTM for this United Rentals, Inc. $URI stock report is bullish due to very bullish price/volume activity and strong earnings performance. Price and volume activity for URI is very bullish which is indicated by its price strength versus the market and positive Chaikin money flow.

Financial Metrics Rating – Neutral

URI’s financial metrics are neutral. The company yields a high return on shareholder’s equity and is carrying too much long-term debt relative to its industry group. The rank is based on a high long-term debt to equity ratio relative to its industry group, high price to book value ratio, high return on equity and low price to sales ratio.

Earnings Performance Rating – Bullish

URI’s earnings performance has been strong. The company has a stable 5 year earnings trend and has outperformed analysts’ earnings estimates. The rank is based on better than expected earnings in recent quarters and consistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Price/Volume Activity Rating – Very Bullish

Price and volume activity for URI is very bullish. URI has outperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks and is experiencing sustained buying. The rank for URI is based on its price strength versus the market, positive Chaikin money flow, a positive Chaikin price trend and a negative Chaikin price trend ROC.

Expert Opinions – Neutral

Expert opinions about URI are neutral. Analysts are raising their EPS estimates for URI and short interest in URI is high. The rank for URI is based on analysts revising earnings estimates upward, a high short interest ratio, insiders not purchasing significant amounts of stock, optimistic analyst opinions and price strength of the stock versus the Building Products industry group.

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