Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Updates for United Parcel Service (UPS)

United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 2/8/2017 – United Parcel Service was upgraded by analysts at Aegis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 2/7/2017 – United Parcel Service had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Loop Capital. They now have a $116.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $124.00.
  • 2/5/2017 – United Parcel Service had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/3/2017 – United Parcel Service was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Year to date, shares of United Parcel Service have underperformed the broader industry. The share price further declined when the company reported lower-than-expected earnings and sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. Results were hurt by the shift in product mix and weakness in industrial production. The shift to e-commerce in the recent holiday season hurt the company. Higher costs of package deliveries contributed to the soft quarterly earnings. Moreover, the company unveiled a disappointing view for full-year 2017. It expects 2017 adjusted earnings per share in the band of $5.80 to $6.10, which includes $400 million of pre-tax currency headwinds. Foreign currency-related headwinds are also expected to hurt 2017 results. Nonetheless, we are impressed with the company’s efforts to reward shareholders through buybacks and dividend payouts.”
  • 2/2/2017 – United Parcel Service was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from an “a-” rating to a “c” rating.
  • 2/1/2017 – United Parcel Service was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/1/2017 – United Parcel Service had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from $122.00 to $115.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/31/2017 – United Parcel Service was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $118.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/24/2017 – United Parcel Service was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $119.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/10/2017 – United Parcel Service had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $122.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/9/2017 – United Parcel Service was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $119.82 price target on the stock.
  • 1/6/2017 – United Parcel Service was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Year to date, shares of United Parcel Service have slightly underperformed the broader industry, in spite of an impressive earnings history and strong product portfolio. The company has been expanding globally and announced the completion of acqusition of Marken. It also enterd into a strategic alliance with Optoro which makes returns and inventory management easy. The company also had a busy returns week after the holiday season recently. Though we are positive on the company’s expansion efforts, the adverse impact of foreign exchange, intense competition, and macroeconomic risks raise concerns.”
  • 1/3/2017 – United Parcel Service was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $119.82 price target on the stock.
  • 12/23/2016 – United Parcel Service is now covered by analysts at Aegis. They set a “hold” rating and a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/19/2016 – United Parcel Service is now covered by analysts at Loop Capital. They set a “hold” rating and a $124.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) opened at 108.50 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $112.64 and its 200-day moving average price is $111.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $94.18 billion, a PE ratio of 28.04 and a beta of 0.91. United Parcel Service, Inc. has a 12 month low of $95.33 and a 12 month high of $120.44.

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 31st. The company reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.69 by $0.06. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 193.90% and a net margin of 5.63%. The business had revenue of $16.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.01 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.57 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that United Parcel Service, Inc. will post $5.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.83 per share. This represents a $3.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.06%. This is an increase from United Parcel Service’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.78. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 16th. United Parcel Service’s dividend payout ratio is currently 80.62%.

United Parcel Service, Inc (UPS) is a package delivery company. The Company is a provider of global supply chain management solutions. It delivers packages each business day in over 220 countries and territories. The Company operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight.

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