Headlines about United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.0912131774247 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Airfreight traffic soars on demand (finance.yahoo.com)
- Mechanics to McConnell: UPS execs got raises, but we didn’t (finance.yahoo.com)
- United Parcel Service Getting Closer To Key Technical Measure (finance.yahoo.com)
- Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: UPS, NUE, TGT (nasdaq.com)
- Fed. Circ. Urged In UPS Row To Revive Telecom Tech IP (law360.com)
Several analysts have commented on UPS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of United Parcel Service from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $148.00 price objective for the company. Cowen restated a “hold” rating on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Vetr upgraded shares of United Parcel Service from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $116.85 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $125.00 to $135.00 in a research note on Monday, December 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. United Parcel Service currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $123.09.
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, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.45. United Parcel Service had a net margin of 5.58% and a return on equity of 551.29%. The firm had revenue of $15.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.62 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.44 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that United Parcel Service will post 6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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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