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United Parcel Service Inc

United Parcel Service is a logistic company located in Georgia, United States, which is part of the Industrials sector, and is traded under the ticker UPS on the NYSE exchange.

United Parcel Service stock last closed at $164.33, down 2.1% from the previous day, and has decreased 12.02% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Integrated Freight & Logistics industry by 0.08 percentage points. United Parcel Service stock is currently +1.5% from its 52-week low of $161.90, and -29.69% from its 52-week high of $233.72.

There are currently 868.67M shares of UPS outstanding. The market value of UPS is $142.75B. In the last 24 hours, 4.25M UPS shares were traded.

How to Buy United Parcel Service Stock

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  1. Decide where to buy United Parcel Service stock: You need to decide on an online brokerage, but don't worry - we've tested dozens of stock brokerages and apps to help you figure out where to buy United Parcel Service stock.
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% fee trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've found. It's the best place to buy UPS stock.
  3. Fund your investment account: Choose your payment method and add your info.
  4. Research United Parcel Service stock: The United Parcel Service ticker symbol is UPS. Is United Parcel Service stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of UPS? How do UPS's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think United Parcel Service is a good buy? Why has UPS's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock market research website can help you decide if UPS is a good stock to buy).
  5. Place your UPS trade: Decide if you will purchase UPS shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy UPS stock at a given price.
  6. Keep tabs on your UPS position: Create a watchlist to watch your new investment in United Parcel Service stock.

Step 1: Decide where to buy United Parcel Service stock

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United Parcel Service Numbers

UPS Price
$164.33
1w %
-7.01%
1y %
-12.02%
5y %
39%
P/E
13.14x
P/B
8.76x
P/S
1.43x
PEG
13.33x
Revenue
$100.10B
Earnings
$10.93B
Fore. Rev. Growth
1.43%
Fore. Earn. Growth
1.09%
Market Cap
$142.75B
Next Earnings
Oct 25, 2022
Next Dividend
N/A

Fundamentals of UPS

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You can see all of the due diligence checks on UPS's stock page.

Is UPS stock overvalued?

Analysts use many financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge UPS's fair value.

Using relative valuations ratios:

  • UPS may be undervalued based on its P/E ratio of 13.14x, relative to Integrated Freight & Logistics industry P/E ratio of 13.32x
  • UPS could be overvalued based on its P/B ratio of 8.76x, relative to Integrated Freight & Logistics industry P/B ratio of 4.06x
  • UPS could be overvalued based on its PEG ratio of 13.33x

You can access additional valuation analysis on UPS's stock here.

UPS Financial Health

Passed Health Checks:

  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the UPS balance sheet.
  • UPS's operating cash flow of $14.85B allows it to safely service it's debt of $24.10B.
  • Total UPS debt is lower than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • UPS earnings of $14.74B is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.
  • UPS profit margin has gone up from 6.6% to 10.9% in the past year.

Failed Health Checks:

  • There are more long-term liabilities than short-term assets on the UPS balance sheet.
  • UPS has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 3.3.

Is United Parcel Service stock a Buy, Hold, or Sell?

Out of 19 sell side analysts who give recommendations on UPS, the consensus analyst rating on United Parcel Service is a Buy

Should I buy or sell UPS stock?

Based on 19 analysts offering ratings for United Parcel Service Inc.
Buy
Strong Buy
7 analysts 36.84%
Buy
2 analysts 10.53%
Hold
9 analysts 47.37%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
1 analysts 5.26%

Latest UPS Analyst Upgrades/Downgrades

Brandon Oglenski, a bottom 6% analyst from Barclays maintains UPS with a hold rating and lowers their UPS price target from $200.00 to $180.00, on Sep 22, 2022.

Jonathan Chappell, a top 18% analyst from Evercore ISI Group downgrades UPS to a hold rating and announces their UPS price target of $214.00, on Aug 22, 2022.

Thomas Wadewitz, a top 8% analyst from UBS maintains UPS with a strong buy rating and lowers their UPS price target from $226.00 to $221.00, on Jul 27, 2022.

Allison Poliniak Cusic, a bottom 20% analyst from Wells Fargo maintains UPS with a strong buy rating and lowers their UPS price target from $270.00 to $223.00, on Jul 27, 2022.

Patrick Brown, a top 9% analyst from Raymond James maintains UPS with a strong buy rating and lowers their UPS price target from $225.00 to $220.00, on Jul 27, 2022.

You can dig deeper into what analysts are projecting on the United Parcel Service stock forecast page.

Metrics for Advanced UPS Traders

SMA10
180.73
SMA20
188.64
SMA50
193.02
SMA100
186.11
SMA200
196.67
MACD
-7.22
MACD Signal
-3.93
MACD Histogram
-3.29
RSI
20.95
Stochastic %K
2.97
Stochastic %D
6.26
StochRSI %K
1.89
StochRSI %D
6.39

UPS Performance Numbers

Last year, UPS earnings were $10.93B. During the last five year, UPS's earnings have gone up by 25.06% per year. This was faster than the Integrated Freight & Logistics industry average of 21.41%.

Last year, UPS revenue was $100.10B. In the past 5 year, UPS's revenue has increased by 9.36% per year. This was slower than the Integrated Freight & Logistics industry average of 12.3%.

Dig into UPS's earnings and revenue performance here.

Latest Insiders Trades at UPS

In the past 12 months, executives and large shareholders at UPS have sold more shares than they have bought.

Kathleen M. Gutmann, Pres Intl Healthcare and SCS of UPS, was the latest UPS insider to buy. They bought $1,089,860.26 worth of UPS stock on Aug 11, 2022.

Research more about who owns UPS shares here.

Does UPS provide a stable income stream?

United Parcel Service pays a dividend of 3.4%, compared to the Integrated Freight & Logistics industry's average dividend yield of 1.92%. If you owned $1,000 of UPS stock, you would have been paid $33.96 in the past 12 months.

United Parcel Service dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade and have remained stable.

Dig into more info about United Parcel Service dividend yield and history here.

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Step 6: Keep tabs on your UPS position

Now that you own some UPS shares, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your new company.

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How to Buy Stock in United Parcel Service

To summarize, here are the 6 steps to buy United Parcel Service stock:

  1. Decide where to buy United Parcel Service stock
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account
  3. Fund your investment account
  4. Research United Parcel Service stock
  5. Place your UPS trade
  6. Keep tabs on your UPS position

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Updated Sep 23, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one United Parcel Service share?

As of Sep 23, 2022, it costs $164.33 to buy one share of United Parcel Service stock.

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Is now a good time to buy United Parcel Service stock?

According to 19 Wall Street analysts who monitor United Parcel Service, their consensus recommendation is to buy United Parcel Service stock.

What is the best way to buy United Parcel Service stock?

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