Media coverage about United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Parcel Service earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.947294782157 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Texas Bombs Show FedEx, UPS Face Tough Task Preventing Attacks (wsj.com)
- UPS picks another in-house candidate for director in key Asian hub (bizjournals.com)
- UPS® to Invest $500 Million in Canada and Create More than 1,000 New Jobs (finance.yahoo.com)
- FedEx’s Stock Gains as It Plans Less Spending Than Rival UPS (finance.yahoo.com)
- Police: Suspected Austin bomber dead a day after FedEx blast put corporate world on defense – Austin Business Journal (bizjournals.com)
UPS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 target price (up previously from $135.00) on shares of United Parcel Service in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $130.00 target price on shares of United Parcel Service in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Knight Equity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 target price (down previously from $145.00) on shares of United Parcel Service in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Vetr upgraded United Parcel Service from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $116.85 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on United Parcel Service from $79.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $125.21.
UPS stock traded down $0.38 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $107.65. The company had a trading volume of 2,804,690 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,096,123. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 19.69, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 1.22. United Parcel Service has a 52-week low of $102.12 and a 52-week high of $135.53. The stock has a market capitalization of $93,450.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.15, a P/E/G ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 1.06.
United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $1.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.01. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 477.77% and a net margin of 7.45%. The firm had revenue of $18.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.20 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.63 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that United Parcel Service will post 7.23 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 7th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 20th were issued a dividend of $0.91 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 16th. This represents a $3.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.38%. This is a positive change from United Parcel Service’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.83. United Parcel Service’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 64.77%.
In related news, SVP Teri P. Mcclure sold 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.80, for a total transaction of $480,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 0.59% of the company’s stock.
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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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