United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS): From Top to Bottom

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Air Delivery & Freight Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $118.34, up from yesterday’s close by 1.28%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) currently trades with a market capitalization of $102.34 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 10.34 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$522 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.92 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.32% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how UPS has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, United Parcel Service, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $135.53. It is now trading 17.19% off that level. The stock is trading $112.42 its 50-day moving average by -5.92%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $101.45.

In recent action, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) has made a move of +1.72% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.14% with $678.83 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of UPS.

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