United Parcel Service (UPS) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
Press coverage about United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Parcel Service earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.7654960685567 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Bought a $450M painting? In NY, don’t worry about the tax (marketbeat.com)
- TechFlash: ATM company adding more bitcoin machines; UPS dials up green initiatives (bizjournals.com)
- UPS January 2018 Options Begin Trading (nasdaq.com)
- UPS Canada celebrates more than 1 million UPS My Choice users in less than three years (finance.yahoo.com)
- James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. UBS increased their price objective on United Parcel Service from $117.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Deutsche Bank upgraded United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $125.00 to $135.00 in a report on Monday, December 4th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 price objective on shares of United Parcel Service in a report on Sunday, October 1st. Cowen increased their price objective on United Parcel Service from $115.00 to $124.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on United Parcel Service from $115.00 to $128.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $121.45.
Shares of United Parcel Service (UPS) traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $119.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,030,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,970,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $103,030.00, a PE ratio of 19.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.92. United Parcel Service has a 1-year low of $102.12 and a 1-year high of $125.16. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.33.
United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The transportation company reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.45. The business had revenue of $15.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.62 billion. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 551.29% and a net margin of 5.58%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.44 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that United Parcel Service will post 6.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a dividend of $0.83 per share. This represents a $3.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. United Parcel Service’s payout ratio is 81.57%.
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United Parcel Service Company Profile
United Parcel Service, Inc (UPS) is a package delivery company. The Company is a provider of global supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, International Package operations, and Supply Chain & Freight operations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company delivered packages in over 220 countries and territories.
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