United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?

As of Friday close, United Parcel Service Inc.’s (NYSE:UPS) stock was up $2.24, moving up 1.15 percent to $196.76. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,898,280 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.87 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,714,130, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,100,642.

Since last month, UPS stock rose 5.68%. Shares of the company fell to $175.13 on 07/14/22, 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 $165.34. Since the beginning of this year, UPS’s stock price has dropped by -8.20% or -$17.58, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -15.81% since its 52-week high.

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United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) last reported insider trading activity 4 days ago on Aug 02. WARREN KEVIN M, the Chief Marketing Officer of the company, disposed of 23,366 shares for $193.31 on Aug 02. It resulted in a $4,516,904 divestment by the insider. Cesarone Nando sold 19,292 shares at an average price of $179.23 on May 18. The insider now owns 17,505 shares following the transaction. On Mar 03, Pres, Supply Chain Solutions Gilbert Philippe R sold 3,897 shares at $215.37 apiece. The transaction was valued at $839,281.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has a P/E ratio of about 15.78. The stock’s beta is 1.08. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.62, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 11.15, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 21.99 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 June 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 June 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 75.60% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 12.80%. 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 98.20%.

In United Parcel Service Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $18.0 billion against cash and short-term investments of $336.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. UPS’s revenue rose 5.42% to $24.38 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $24.77 billion. While analysts expected United Parcel Service Inc. to report $3.16 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $3.29 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 4.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $4.3 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of United Parcel Service Inc. were 53.78 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $24.1 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $868.67 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at United Parcel Service Inc.’s (UPS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 29.31%, the RSI 9-day stood at 70.62% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current United Parcel Service Inc. price is up by +0.96% percent or $1.87. At present, UPS shares trade +6.13% above its 20-day simple moving average and -3.69% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +13.01% above its SMA50 and +1.53% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 92.54% and Stochastic coefficient D was 90.85%, while ATR was 4.17. Given the Stochastic reading of 99.18% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 66.18%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 3.55, while the 14-day reading stands at 5.07.

Analyst Ratings

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, UPS is a sell, and 12 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 $210.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $148.00 – $251.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) will achieve an average price target of $210.93.


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