Media headlines about United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Parcel Service earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.0599143040729 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- United Parcel Service (UPS) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- UPS – United Parcel Service Inc.: UPS Delivers 1Q 2018 EPS of $1.55, Up 17% (twst.com)
- United Parcel Service (UPS) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)
- What Is United Parcel Service Inc’s (NYSE:UPS) Share Price Doing? (finance.yahoo.com)
- United Parcel Service, Inc. Stock Up on Q1 Revenue Beat (investorplace.com)
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on UPS shares. Edward Jones raised United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 price objective (up from $135.00) on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Knight Equity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (down from $145.00) on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Stifel Nicolaus raised United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $127.00 to $121.00 in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Loop Capital raised United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $105.61 to $128.00 in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $124.73.
United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The transportation company reported $1.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $17.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.49 billion. United Parcel Service had a return on equity of 477.77% and a net margin of 7.45%. The company’s revenue was up 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.32 EPS. analysts anticipate that United Parcel Service will post 7.22 earnings per share for the current year.
In other United Parcel Service news, SVP Teri P. Mcclure sold 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.80, for a total value of $480,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.56% of the company’s stock.
About United Parcel Service
United Parcel Service, Inc provides letter and package delivery, specialized transportation, logistics, and financial services. It operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States.
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