Analyst Ratings for United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B (UPS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B (NYSE:UPS) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, UPS was issued an average rating of Hold.

4 analysts declared UPS a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 18 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

UPS was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 130, which equates to a potential upside of 20.6 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 78, implying potential capital losses of -27.64 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -0.67 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.08 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of UPS to grow at a rate of 46.22 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. UPS has a PEG ratio of 0.57.

In the last 52-weeks, UPS has achieved a high of 120.44 and a low of 102.12. Today's price is 5.55 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.5 percent lower than its 52-week high. UPS has a price/earnings ratio of 26.48. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UPS value stock report compares UPS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of UPS is $97.44 billion. UPS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.