Unbiased Equity Research: United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU)

Andrew Cummings
December 6, 2017

The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $114.00. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of UPS in report on Thursday, November 30 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 21 with "Hold".

In the most updated research from a number of analysts on Wall Street, the company gets 6 Buys and 2 Sell among 27 analysts. As per Wednesday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to buy from hold. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Credit Suisse. Axa reported 0.23% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. The company was maintained on Friday, September 29 by Robert W. Baird.

Among 2 analysts covering Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. This is according to the analysts polled by Thomson Reuters which have recently published research reports on the firm. Deutsche Bank initiated it with "Hold" rating and $117 target in Wednesday, November 2 report.

(NYSE:UPS) on December 4, 2017 saw a modest increase, closing the day at $120.31, or a increase of $3.41 or (2.83%).Volume levels spiked and UPS actually managed a breakout which translated to 4.52 million shares changing hands on the day. Its up 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 61 investors sold UPS shares while 410 reduced holdings.

Logan Capital Management Inc. raised its position in United Parcel Service, Inc. The transportation company reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.45. 268,489 were accumulated by Citigroup. Also, United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) shares have been seen trading 7.81% away from the 20-day moving average. Lenox Wealth Advsr stated it has 196 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Intl Fcstone Inc. purchased a new stake in United Parcel Service during the second quarter valued at about $3,611,000. (NYSE:UPS) for 118,249 shares. Botty Investors Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 12,820 shares. Livingston Group Asset Management Co (Operating As Southport Capital Management) owns 91,297 shares or 0.48% of their United States portfolio.

United Parcel Service, Inc. has a 52 week low of $101.95 and a 52 week high of $120.44.

In terms of performance, shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) are 25.46% since the start of 2016. Ancora Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.22% or 31,212 shares in its portfolio.

Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 2.46 million shares.

University of MI professor and noted insider trading researcher, Nejat Seyhun, discovered that when insiders bought shares of their own companies, the stocks outperformed the total market by 8.9% over the following year while when they sold shares, the stock underperformed 5.4% over the same period. Baldwin Brothers Ma holds 1.65% or 92,739 shares in its portfolio. Deprince Race And Zollo reported 1.04% stake. Roof Eidam Maycock Adv reported 2,028 shares.

The stock decreased 1.65% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $121.68. Currently, 37.99 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 37.99 million shares have been available to trade.

More notable recent United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) are 7.92% since the start of 2016. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) to report earnings on January, 30. The institutional investor held 47,980 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.92M, up from 23,889 at the end of the previous reported quarter. UPS's profit will be $1.44B for 18.62 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. They expect $1.67 earnings per share, up 2.45% or $0.04 from last year's $1.63 per share.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. The company had revenue of $15.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $15.62 billion. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, International Package operations, and Supply Chain & Freight operations. The Company is a provider of global supply chain management solutions.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. Its down 3.09, from 5 in 2017Q1. The California-based Tiemann Investment Advisors Llc has invested 0.35% in the stock. 32 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. Moreover, Private Management Group Inc has 0.35% invested in the company for 541,421 shares. It also upped Ishares (IWY) stake by 21,362 shares and now owns 64,073 shares. Dimensional Fund L P stated it has 684,901 shares.

Raymond James & Associates increased American Elec Pwr Inc (NYSE:AEP) stake by 204,069 shares to 998,293 valued at $69.35 million in 2017Q2. The Wms Partners Llc holds 184,243 shares with $20.38 million value, down from 187,269 last quarter. Moab Capital Ltd Liability reported 647,107 shares. (NYSE:EL). Moreover, World Asset has 0.07% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

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