United Parcel Service (UPS) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
United Parcel Service (UPS) closed at $204.72 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.33% move from the prior day.
United Parcel Service (UPS) closed at $204.72 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.33% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.31%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.1%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.48%.
Heading into today, shares of the package delivery service had lost 2.18% over the past month, lagging the Transportation sector's loss of 1.99% and the S&P 500's loss of 0.04% in that time.
United Parcel Service will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of $3.05, up 14.66% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $26.97 billion, up 8.35% from the year-ago period.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $11.58 per share and revenue of $96.42 billion, which would represent changes of +40.7% and +13.93%, respectively, from the prior year.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for United Parcel Service should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.02% lower within the past month. United Parcel Service is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Valuation is also important, so investors should note that United Parcel Service has a Forward P/E ratio of 17.74 right now. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 16.6.
It is also worth noting that UPS currently has a PEG ratio of 1.47. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. The Transportation - Air Freight and Cargo was holding an average PEG ratio of 1.47 at yesterday's closing price.
The Transportation - Air Freight and Cargo industry is part of the Transportation sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 49, putting it in the top 20% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions.
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