United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) saw a downside of -0.95% to close Monday at $181.74 after subtracting -$1.75 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,338,260 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $184.50 in the past week. An average of 2,618,170 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,447,612.
UPS’s 1-month performance is -5.96% or -$11.52 on its low of $177.13 reached on 10/04/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $154.76 and high of $219.59, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/10/21. YTD, UPS has achieved 7.92% or $13.34. However, the current price is down -17.24%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Aug 19, 54 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS). Price Scott A. (President, UPS International) most recently sold 6,600 shares at $193.22 per share on Aug 19. This transaction cost the insider $1,275,231. President, US Operations, Cesarone Nando, sold 8,224 shares at a price of $195.52 on Aug 17. Then, on Aug 02, Chief Info. & Engineering Off. Perez Juan R. sold 28,882 shares at a price of $191.84 per share. This transaction amounted to $5,540,733.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 103.46 and a low of 14.36. UPS stock has a beta of 1.06. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.69 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 14.72, with the price to cash flow ratio at 34.51.
United Parcel Service Inc. pays an annual dividend of $4.08 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.24% and the payout ratio is 58.30%. UPS’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 9, when it paid $1.02 a share compared with prior rate of $1.02, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 12 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.01 reported on Wednesday February 10 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 21.69% yearly.
It is projected that United Parcel Service Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 16-Nov. UPS is expected to distribute $1.02 as its next dividend.
United Parcel Service Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.40, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.40 meaning that UPS stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.95, while the total debt to equity was 2.09. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 77.60%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 12.48% while for the period ending June 29; United Parcel Service Inc.’s operating margin was 11.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $64.05 billion against revenue of $84.63 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, United Parcel Service Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $346.0 million against total debt of $26.2 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected UPS to announce $2.82 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $3.06, representing a 8.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $4.0 billion. UPS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 54.05 billion, with total debt at $26.2 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $871.04 million
Let’s look briefly at United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 39.41% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 15.23%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $181.44, reflecting a +1.86% or $3.32 change from its current price. UPS is currently trading -6.51% above its 20-day SMA, -15.21% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -5.03% and +5.27% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 39.85% and 31.42% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 3.63. The RSI (14) points at 38.39%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 39.84% with the period’s ATR at 3.58. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.73 and -1.13 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS), Evercore ISI launched coverage with an Outperform rating. Analysts offering their rating for UPS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 2 brokerage advisors rate UPS as a “sell,”, while 9 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 16 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is UPS’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $130.00 and a high of $250.00, with their median price target at $227.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) stock is $220.15.