Where Does United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Rank When It Comes To Price-To-Earnings Ratio?

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United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$4.41 to close at $177.06, a downside of -2.43 percent. An average of 3,218,220 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $13.05 in the past week, and it reached a new high 9 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 3,423,015 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,299,668.

UPS stock has increased by 6.03% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $160.07 on 11/03/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/01/22, shares of the company touched a low of $154.87 and a high of $233.72 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 4 times so far this year and lost -17.39% or -$37.28 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -24.24% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

UPS stock investors should be aware that United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 98 days ago on Aug 11. In this transaction, the insider spent $4,357,435. Chief Marketing Officer, WARREN KEVIN M, disposed of 23,366 shares at a price of $193.31 on Aug 02. The insider now owns more than $4,516,904 worth of shares. Prior to that, President, US Operations Cesarone Nando went on to Sale 19,292 shares at $179.23 each on May 18. An amount of $3,457,697 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.86. The stock’s beta is 1.09. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.47, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 9.05, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 27.35.

The company has a payout ratio of 43.50%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $1.52 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.50 reported on Wednesday February 2 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of United Parcel Service Inc. for the three months ended September 29 was 1.40, and the current ratio was 1.40, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.05 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.20 for the quarter ending September 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $71.94 billion compared to revenue of $97.29 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, United Parcel Service Inc.’s return on assets was 16.00%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended September 29, United Parcel Service Inc. had $331.0 million in cash and short-term investments compared to $17.77 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $2.58 billion in the quarter, while revenues of $2.85 billion were grew 9.87%. The analyst consensus anticipated United Parcel Service Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $2.84 per share, but it turned out to be $2.99, a 5.30% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $3.89 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $864.92 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 16 November was 61.36%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 37.89%.

As of today, UPS’s price is $177.37 +7.96% or $13.05 from its 5-day moving average. UPS is currently trading +6.80% higher than its 20-day SMA and -2.61% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -9.80% below the SMA50 and -23.25% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 87.12% and 89.02%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 5.09. With the 14-day stochastic at 79.06% and the average true range at 5.03, the RSI (14) stands at 58.48%. The stock has reached 6.06 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 8.39.

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