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Is United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.03, or -0.02%, to $185.65. The United Parcel Service Inc. has recorded 69,714 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that KULR Technology Group Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent Covering Li-Ion Battery Storage and Transportation Solution.

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Stocks Info

United Parcel Service Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Industrials sector while operating in the Integrated Freight & Logistics industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $185.68 and fluctuated between $186.69 as its day high and $184.62 as its day low. The current market capitalization of United Parcel Service Inc. is $158.59B. A total of 2.49 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.94M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, UPS has seen 7 BUY and 7 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 64,785 and the disposition of 120,359 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 14 BUYs and 16 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 132,561 shares during that period but sold 215,754.

In the most recent transaction, Lane Laura J sold 14,617 shares of UPS for 178.16 per share on Feb 21. After the transaction, the CHF Crp Aff, Com & Sustain Off now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 17, Brothers Norman M. Jr sold 20,724 shares at 182.26 per share. UPS shares that Chief Legal & Compliance Off owns now total 0.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Newman Brian disposed of 19,000 shares on Feb 17 at a per-share price of $182.46. This resulted in the Chief Financial Officer holding 0 shares of UPS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Ford Darrell L sold 5,034 shares at $185.53 per share on Feb 14. Company shares held by the Chief Human Resources Officer now total 6,602.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. United Parcel Service Inc. pays an annual dividend of $6.48, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.49%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.05. UPS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/17/2023 when it declared a $1.62 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/10/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/1/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/10/2022. The UPS stock dividend was $1.52 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for UPS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $194.74 with high estimates of $235.00 and low estimates of $100.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, UPS has a high of $223.97 and a low of $154.87.

As of this writing, UPS has an earnings estimate of $2.28 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 24 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.58 per share and a lower estimate of $2.05. The company reported an EPS of $2.99 in the last quarter, which was 5.30% higher than expectations of $2.84.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 30 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for UPS is Sell with a score of 3.91. A total of 13 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 12 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 3 thought it should be Sold.

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