The Director Of United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Purchased 3,897 Shares

As of Friday close, United Parcel Service Inc.’s (NYSE:UPS) stock was down -$0.61, moving down -0.34 percent to $178.04. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,264,000 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.88 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,944,750, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,455,158.

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Since last month, UPS stock retreated -5.73%. Shares of the company fell to $173.19 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $233.72 was reached on 02/01/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $173.19. Since the beginning of this year, UPS’s stock price has dropped by -16.94% or -$36.30, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -23.82% since its 52-week high.

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) last reported insider trading activity 72 days ago on Mar 03. Gilbert Philippe R, the Pres, Supply Chain Solutions of the company, disposed of 3,897 shares for $215.37 on Mar 03. It resulted in a $839,281 divestment by the insider. Brothers Norman M. Jr sold 17,360 shares at an average price of $208.54 on Feb 18. The insider now owns 0 shares following the transaction. On Feb 18, CHF Crp Aff, Com & Sustain Off Lane Laura J sold 6,988 shares at $208.28 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,455,444.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has a P/E ratio of about 14.52. The stock’s beta is 1.16. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.57, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 10.09, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 21.64 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $1.52 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $1.52. On Wednesday February 2 2022, a $0.50 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, United Parcel Service Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.50, while its current ratio was 1.50, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.28, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.42. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 76.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 13.50%. Based on annual data, UPS earned $71.94 billion in gross profit and brought in $97.29 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 25.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 82.00%.

In United Parcel Service Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $19.74 billion against cash and short-term investments of $337.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. UPS’s revenue rose 6.03% to $27.77 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $24.38 billion. While analysts expected United Parcel Service Inc. to report $2.54 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.71 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 6.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $4.01 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of United Parcel Service Inc. were 54.68 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $25.61 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at United Parcel Service Inc.’s (UPS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 25.13%, the RSI 9-day stood at 37.28% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current United Parcel Service Inc. price is down by -1.04% percent or -$1.88. At present, UPS shares trade -5.31% below its 20-day simple moving average and -12.05% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -16.19% below its SMA50 and -7.18% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 24.22% and Stochastic coefficient D was 27.87%, while ATR was 5.44. Given the Stochastic reading of 27.48% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 37.02%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.86, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.19.

Analyst Ratings

United Parcel Service Inc. downgraded its rating on United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) to a Neutral in a note to investors on May 13, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, UPS is a sell, and 13 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate United Parcel Service Inc. stock as buy, with 13 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $226.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $148.00 – $270.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) will achieve an average price target of $224.15.


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