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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for UPS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 130, which equates to a potential upside of 20.6 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 78, implying potential capital losses of -27.64 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.67 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.08 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of UPS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 46.22 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. UPS has a PEG ratio of 0.57.

UPS has a 52-week high of 120.44 and a 52-week low of 102.12. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.55 percent, and 10.5 percent below the high. UPS has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $97.44 billion. UPS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.