The state of affairs in Hong Kong concerned markets on Wednesday morning.
News & Analysis: United Airlines Holdings
An analyst upgrade and a sign of pricing power provided lift to the shares.
The airline's restructuring plan remains on schedule.
Revenues were down, and profits down even more.
Earnings news arrived, and the news was not good.
The nation's No. 4 airline saw its stock rally last month on the back of rivals' strong unit revenue updates.
United Continental stock skyrocketed last month, as investors applauded the company's plans to catch up to rival Delta Air Lines in terms of profitability.
The Latin American airline is reportedly seeking a capital injection or a full sale.
Weak unit revenue trends continue to plague United Airlines.
The airline stock fell on concerns about its current-quarter performance.