Stock In Spotlight: United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

The institutional investor held 34,901 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.96M, down from 43,639 at the end of the previous reported quarter. L & S Advisors Inc who had been investing in American Express Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $83.39 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.49% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $68.95. About 973,041 shares traded. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has risen 12.19% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.94% the S&P500. Therefore 16% are positive. Liberty TripAdvisor had 2 analyst reports since November 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Veritable Limited Partnership invested 0.08% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) shares are on our watchlist today as the stock has moved -0.55% from the recent close, pricing at $105.93 at the time of press. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to "Buy" on Thursday, September 17. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Market Perform" on Wednesday, February 1. We might think of historical volatility as the rate of change of the underlying stock price. (NYSE:UPS) earned "Buy" rating by S&P Research on Tuesday, September 22. (NYSE:UPS) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, February 1 by BMO Capital Markets. Knight Equity restated a "buy" rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (down from $145.00) on shares of United Parcel Service in a research report on Monday, January 8th. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, April 29 by Citigroup. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 196,223 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 379,995 shares, and cut its stake in Eaton Vance Limited Duration I (EVV).

As the P/E goes up, it shows that current investor sentiment is that the company is worth more. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.1, current ratio was 1.1, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 9.51 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 12.53, while Payout ratio is 0.789. It increased, as 46 investors sold UPS shares while 390 reduced holdings.

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. 451.38 million shares or 0.77% more from 447.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NYSE:UPS). Smithfield Trust Co reported 0.14% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 18,521 shares. Boston Rech & Inc has invested 1.78% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. Argent Co reported 0.16% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. Palisade Cap Mngmt Llc Nj stated it has 1,815 shares. Court Place Limited Liability reported 0.25% stake. (NYSE:UPS). Creative Planning accumulated 193,587 shares. (NYSE:UPS). M&T Retail Bank owns 0.13% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited invested in 5.77M shares or 1% of the stock. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of United Parcel Service in the third quarter valued at approximately $120,000. (NYSE:UPS). Bank accumulated 10,295 shares or 0.14% of the stock. New York State Teachers Retirement has 0.34% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. Cls Invs Ltd Llc holds 3,252 shares. Commonwealth Equity Services Incorporated reported 0.2% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) performance during the last one year degraded -0.96 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a negative trend of -10.78 percent. First Utd Bankshares Tru holds 13,360 shares or 1.07% of its portfolio. Alphaone Investment Ltd Com invested in 0.02% or 1,365 shares. Brandywine Glob Investment Mgmt Llc accumulated 403,600 shares. Deutsche Bank raised United Parcel Service from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and lifted their target price for the company from $125.00 to $135.00 in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Therefore 31% are positive. Caesars Entertainment had 9 analyst reports since December 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, February 3 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by Macquarie Research. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has "Hold" rating by Needham on Friday, October 27. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by SunTrust. A rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy recommendation. The firm earned "Underweight" rating on Monday, December 14 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold RTRX shares while 25 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. Ray Gerald L And Assocs Limited reported 6,300 shares. Dupont Capital Management Corporation holds 0.37% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 7,929 shares. Cohen Cap Mgmt invested in 282,437 shares. The total dollar value of all 885.14 million outstanding shares is 94.36 billion. Morgan Stanley holds 693,918 shares.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding UPS? Northwestern Mutual Wealth Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ:SYNL). (NYSE:T). Nelson Roberts Investment Advsrs Ltd Co holds 0.22% or 16,864 shares. Mcf Advsr Lc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. Principal Group has 0% invested in Dillard's, Inc. Putnam Invs invested in 0.01% or 391,100 shares. Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.

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