Tradewinds Capital Management LLC lowered its position in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) by 6.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,932 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,157 shares during the period. United Parcel Service makes up approximately 0.8% of Tradewinds Capital Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC’s holdings in United Parcel Service were worth $1,554,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Orrstown Financial Services Inc. purchased a new stake in United Parcel Service in the 4th quarter worth approximately $29,000. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in United Parcel Service in the 4th quarter worth approximately $29,000. Financial Advantage Inc. purchased a new stake in United Parcel Service in the 4th quarter worth approximately $39,000. Private Ocean LLC boosted its position in United Parcel Service by 55.3% in the 4th quarter. Private Ocean LLC now owns 466 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $45,000 after purchasing an additional 166 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gemmer Asset Management LLC boosted its position in United Parcel Service by 30.3% in the 4th quarter. Gemmer Asset Management LLC now owns 499 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $49,000 after purchasing an additional 116 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 54.66% of the company’s stock.

Shares of UPS stock traded up $0.08 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $108.18. 25,367 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,827,973. 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 price-to-earnings ratio of 14.95, a PEG ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 1.18. United Parcel Service, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $89.89 and a fifty-two week high of $125.09.

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The transportation company reported $1.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.91 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $19.85 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.92 billion. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 254.74% and a net margin of 6.67%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.67 EPS. Analysts anticipate that United Parcel Service, Inc. will post 7.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have commented on UPS. Zacks Investment Research lowered United Parcel Service from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 16th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on United Parcel Service from $92.00 to $87.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. Berenberg Bank restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $125.00 price objective on shares of United Parcel Service in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Standpoint Research lowered United Parcel Service from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $147.00 price objective on shares of United Parcel Service in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. United Parcel Service presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $122.29.

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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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