United Parcel Service (UPS) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.16

News coverage about United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.9770624984647 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

United Parcel Service (NYSE UPS) traded down $2.08 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $118.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,324,859 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,717,011. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.33, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $106,613.23, a PE ratio of 20.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.92. United Parcel Service has a one year low of $102.12 and a one year high of $125.16.

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The transportation company reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.45. The company had revenue of $15.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.62 billion. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 551.29% and a net margin of 5.58%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.44 earnings per share. analysts predict that United Parcel Service will post 6.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a dividend of $0.83 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $3.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.81%. United Parcel Service’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 81.37%.

A number of brokerages have commented on UPS. Deutsche Bank raised United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $125.00 to $135.00 in a report on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on United Parcel Service in a report on Monday, November 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $148.00 target price for the company. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 target price on shares of United Parcel Service in a report on Monday, November 6th. UBS increased their target price on United Parcel Service from $117.00 to $126.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Loop Capital increased their target price on United Parcel Service from $120.00 to $128.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $121.45.

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United Parcel Service Company Profile

United Parcel Service, Inc (UPS) is a package delivery company. The Company is a provider of global supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, International Package operations, and Supply Chain & Freight operations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company delivered packages in over 220 countries and territories.

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