Investors sold shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $47.62 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $91.71 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $44.09 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, United Parcel Service had the 16th highest net out-flow for the day. United Parcel Service traded up $0.83 for the day and closed at $108.93

Several research analysts have commented on UPS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on United Parcel Service from $104.00 to $111.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Citigroup downgraded United Parcel Service from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and set a $112.00 target price on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. Finally, Bank of America downgraded United Parcel Service from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $122.29.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.56, a current ratio of 1.12 and a quick ratio of 1.14. The company has a market cap of $92.88 billion, a PE ratio of 15.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 1.18.

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 31st. The transportation company reported $1.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.91 by $0.03. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 254.74% and a net margin of 6.67%. The company had revenue of $19.85 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.92 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.67 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that United Parcel Service, Inc. will post 7.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV boosted its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 2.2% during the 4th quarter. Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV now owns 4,585 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $447,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. DeDora Capital Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 4.9% during the 4th quarter. DeDora Capital Inc. now owns 2,184 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $213,000 after buying an additional 103 shares in the last quarter. Gemmer Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 30.3% during the 4th quarter. Gemmer Asset Management LLC now owns 499 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $49,000 after buying an additional 116 shares in the last quarter. ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 1.9% during the 4th quarter. ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 6,573 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $641,000 after buying an additional 122 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Buffington Mohr McNeal boosted its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 3.0% during the 4th quarter. Buffington Mohr McNeal now owns 4,567 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $445,000 after buying an additional 131 shares in the last quarter. 54.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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United Parcel Service Company Profile (NYSE:UPS)

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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