Saturna Capital CORP Has $23.07 Million Stake in United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

Saturna Capital CORP lifted its holdings in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) by 0.6% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 193,594 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,200 shares during the quarter. Saturna Capital CORP’s holdings in United Parcel Service were worth $23,067,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in United Parcel Service by 775.8% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,766,792 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $305,978,000 after buying an additional 2,450,868 shares in the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in United Parcel Service by 48.1% during the second quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 6,428,560 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $710,933,000 after buying an additional 2,087,477 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in United Parcel Service by 119.6% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 2,605,748 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $288,170,000 after buying an additional 1,419,245 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 2.7% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 48,402,968 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $5,352,884,000 after purchasing an additional 1,262,293 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 10.6% during the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 5,635,190 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $623,198,000 after purchasing an additional 539,620 shares during the last quarter. 53.33% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) traded down $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $104.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 429,875 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,620,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 19.69, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.22. United Parcel Service, Inc. has a 12 month low of $102.12 and a 12 month high of $135.53. The firm has a market cap of $90,420.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.74, a P/E/G ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.91.

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.01. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 477.77% and a net margin of 7.45%. The company had revenue of $18.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.20 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.63 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that United Parcel Service, Inc. will post 7.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 7th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be given a $0.91 dividend. This is a positive change from United Parcel Service’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.83. This represents a $3.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 16th. United Parcel Service’s dividend payout ratio is presently 68.55%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Knight Equity downgraded United Parcel Service from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $135.00 to $115.00 in a report on Thursday. Deutsche Bank downgraded United Parcel Service from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 target price for the company. in a report on Thursday. Edward Jones raised United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on United Parcel Service from $79.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on United Parcel Service to $130.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $123.83.

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United Parcel Service 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

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