United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

201.95 -0.14%
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Bull case
Revenue growth higher than the industry and sector averages
Company’s profitability is improving
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Buy analyst rating
Average analyst stock price above current stock price
Bear case
Forward P/B ratio high relative to industry peers
Forward P/S ratio high relative to industry peers
High short interest

Bull case

  1. UPS quarterly revenue growth was 14.50%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (12.35% and 5.66%, respectively). See UPS revenue growth chart.
  2. UPS profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.82 percentage points. See UPS profitability chart.
  3. UPS forward dividend yield is 2.22%, higher than the industry (0.69%) and sector (0.33%) forward dividend yields. See UPS forward dividend chart.
  4. UPS average analyst rating is Buy. See UPS analyst rating chart.
  5. UPS average analyst price target ($232.26) is above its current price ($200.21). See UPS price target chart.

Bear case

  1. UPS Price/Book ratio is 25.26, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See UPS forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  2. UPS Price/Sales ratio is 1.97, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See UPS forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  3. UPS short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.24. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See UPS short interest ratio chart.