Press coverage about United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Parcel Service earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 45.9794181113827 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Financial Contrast: United Parcel Service (UPS) vs. BEST (BSTI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- United Parcel Service (UPS) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- UPS goes Groupon, launching discounts for retailers (finance.yahoo.com)
- UPS Connects Retailers And 43 Million Consumers Via The UPS My Choice Deals Site (finance.yahoo.com)
- Marken charts growth from new Durham HQ (finance.yahoo.com)
UPS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 target price (up previously from $135.00) on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Stephens reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $126.00 target price on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Monday, April 9th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Knight Equity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 price objective (down from $145.00) on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Vetr raised shares of United Parcel Service from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $116.85 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. United Parcel Service has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $124.73.
UPS traded down $1.13 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $108.55. The stock had a trading volume of 3,632,432 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,402,397. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 19.69, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 1.22. The firm has a market cap of $94,501.71, a PE ratio of 18.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.03. United Parcel Service has a 1-year low of $101.45 and a 1-year high of $135.53.
United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $1.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.01. United Parcel Service had a net margin of 7.45% and a return on equity of 477.77%. The company had revenue of $18.83 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.20 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.63 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that United Parcel Service will post 7.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, SVP Teri P. Mcclure sold 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.80, for a total transaction of $480,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 0.56% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
United Parcel Service Company Profile
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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