United Parcel Service (UPS) Rating Reiterated by Stephens

Stephens restated their hold rating on shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) in a research report report published on Monday morning. Stephens currently has a $126.00 price objective on the transportation company’s stock.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $137.00 price target on shares of United Parcel Service in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Vetr raised shares of United Parcel Service from a sell rating to a hold rating and set a $116.85 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of United Parcel Service to $130.00 and gave the company a market perform rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United Parcel Service from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $150.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $130.00 price target on shares of United Parcel Service in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $124.73.

UPS opened at $106.99 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 19.69, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 1.22. United Parcel Service has a 1-year low of $101.45 and a 1-year high of $135.53. The company has a market capitalization of $91,408.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 1.03.



United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $18.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.20 billion. United Parcel Service had a net margin of 7.45% and a return on equity of 477.77%. The business’s revenue was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.63 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that United Parcel Service will post 7.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Teri P. Mcclure sold 4,500 shares of United Parcel Service stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.80, for a total value of $480,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.56% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Sawyer & Company Inc acquired a new position in shares of United Parcel Service in the fourth quarter worth $2,779,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of United Parcel Service in the third quarter worth $8,978,000. BP PLC grew its stake in shares of United Parcel Service by 47.3% in the third quarter. BP PLC now owns 81,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $9,726,000 after acquiring an additional 26,000 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp grew its stake in shares of United Parcel Service by 4.3% in the third quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 604,567 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $72,523,000 after acquiring an additional 24,867 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Palo Capital Inc. grew its stake in shares of United Parcel Service by 8.7% in the fourth quarter. Palo Capital Inc. now owns 30,452 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $3,628,000 after acquiring an additional 2,434 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 54.06% of the company’s stock.

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About United Parcel Service

United Parcel Service, Inc provides letter and package delivery, specialized transportation, logistics, and financial services. It operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States.

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