Would It Be A Good Move Today To Sell United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Stock?


As of Friday close, United Parcel Service Inc.’s (NYSE:UPS) stock was down -$0.56, moving down -0.28 percent to $196.05. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,360,420 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.88 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,276,310, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,541,742.

Since last month, UPS stock rose 0.79%. Shares of the company fell to $191.60 on 08/04/22, 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 -8.53% or -$18.29, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -16.12% since its 52-week high.

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United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) last reported insider trading activity 23 days ago on Aug 11. Gutmann Kathleen M., the Pres Intl, Healthcare and SCS of the company, disposed of 21,307 shares for $204.51 on Aug 11. It resulted in a $4,357,435 divestment by the insider. WARREN KEVIN M sold 23,366 shares at an average price of $193.31 on Aug 02. The insider now owns 0 shares following the transaction. On May 18, President, US Operations Cesarone Nando sold 19,292 shares at $179.23 apiece. The transaction was valued at $3,457,697.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has a P/E ratio of about 15.73. The stock’s beta is 1.08. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.75, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 10.52, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 26.40 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 1.10, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.26. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 75.60% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 13.60%. 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 75.40%.

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 17.57%, the RSI 9-day stood at 39.82% on 02 September.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current United Parcel Service Inc. price is down by -1.45% percent or -$2.88. At present, UPS shares trade -0.36% below its 20-day simple moving average and +2.73% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +9.75% above its SMA50 and -7.47% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 14.25% and Stochastic coefficient D was 8.57%, while ATR was 3.78. Given the Stochastic reading of 18.06% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 46.61%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -3.36, while the 14-day reading stands at -6.13.

Analyst Ratings

United Parcel Service Inc. downgraded its rating on United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) to an In-line in a note to investors on August 22, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, 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 12 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 $211.41.


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