News headlines about United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Parcel Service earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.7654960685567 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- 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)
UPS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $116.00 target price (up previously from $108.00) on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 target price on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Monday, November 6th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of United Parcel Service from $115.00 to $128.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their target price on shares of United Parcel Service from $113.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Loop Capital boosted their price target on shares of United Parcel Service from $120.00 to $128.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $121.45.
Shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE UPS) traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $119.56. 3,030,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,970,000. 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. 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 (NYSE:UPS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The transportation company reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.45. United Parcel Service had a net margin of 5.58% and a return on equity of 551.29%. The business had revenue of $15.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.62 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.44 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that United Parcel Service will post 6.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a dividend of $0.83 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $3.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.78%. United Parcel Service’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 81.57%.
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About United Parcel Service
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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