Stifel raised the price target for the United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) stock to “a Hold”. The rating was released on June 22, 2021. The stock was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets, who disclosed in a research note on April 28, 2021, from Underperform to Market Perform and set the price objective to $195. In their research brief published April 27, 2021, Berenberg analysts upgraded the United Parcel Service Inc. stock from Sell to Hold with a price target of $150.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) dipped -0.38% to close Thursday’s market session at $194.06, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $192.50 and $196.188 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2833224 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 3.13 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.22% within the last five trades and -8.66% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 20.88% in the last 6 months and -9.29% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. UPS stock is trading at a margin of -0.90%, -4.29% and 6.60% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, UPS deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -11.63 percent below its 52-week high and 25.50 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 20.26. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does United Parcel Service Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 11.30 percent and the profit margin is 6.60 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 77.60 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $168.74 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) is 28.06. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 16.48. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 1.82 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 15.71, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Cesarone Nando, the President, US Operations at United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has sold 8,224 shares of firm on Aug 17 at a price of $195.52 against the total amount of $1.61 million. In another inside trade, Perez Juan R., Chief Info. & Engineering Off. of United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) sold 28,882 shares of the firm on Aug 02 for a total worth of $5.54 million at a price of $191.84. An inside trade which took place on Feb 26, CHF Crp Aff, Com & Sustain Off of United Parcel Service Inc. Lane Laura J sold 2,375 shares of firm against total price of $0.38 million at the cost of $157.93 per share.