News articles about United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Parcel Service earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2552114671474 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Shares of United Parcel Service opened at $109.57 on Wednesday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. United Parcel Service has a 52-week low of $101.45 and a 52-week high of $135.53. The company has a current ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.84. The company has a market capitalization of $97.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 1.03.
United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The transportation company reported $1.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.01. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 417.48% and a net margin of 7.53%. The firm had revenue of $17.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.49 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.32 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that United Parcel Service will post 7.23 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 21st were paid a $0.91 dividend. This represents a $3.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 18th. United Parcel Service’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 60.57%.
UPS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on United Parcel Service to $121.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Loop Capital lifted their price target on United Parcel Service from $131.00 to $135.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered United Parcel Service from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Bank of America raised United Parcel Service from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $124.47.
In other United Parcel Service news, SVP Norman M. Brothers, Jr. sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.42, for a total value of $170,130.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.56% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
United Parcel Service Company Profile
United Parcel Service, Inc provides letter and package delivery, specialized transportation, logistics, and financial services. It operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States.
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