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How to buy United Parcel Service stock

Learn how to easily invest in United Parcel Service stock.

United Parcel Service Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. United Parcel Service shares (UPS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United Parcel Service employs 534,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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United Parcel Service stock price (NYSE: UPS)

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United Parcel Service shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-02.
Latest market close$184.99
52-week range$165.34 - $230.06
50-day moving average $179.65
200-day moving average $198.74
Wall St. target price$222.11
PE ratio 15.1136
Dividend yield $4.58 (3.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $12.24

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Is it a good time to buy United Parcel Service stock?

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United Parcel Service price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $184.99 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-27) 1.75%
1 month (2022-06-03) -0.27%
3 months (2022-03-31) N/A
6 months (2022-01-04) -14.86%
1 year (2021-07-02) -12.55%
2 years (2020-07-02) 61.76%
3 years (2019-07-03) 79.25%
5 years (2017-07-03) 67.25%

Is United Parcel Service stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing United Parcel Service stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of United Parcel Service's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

United Parcel Service's P/E ratio

United Parcel Service's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, United Parcel Service shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

United Parcel Service's PEG ratio

United Parcel Service's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8019. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into United Parcel Service's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

United Parcel Service's EBITDA

United Parcel Service's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a United Parcel Service's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

United Parcel Service financials

Revenue TTM $98.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.53%
Gross profit TTM $26.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.52%
Return on equity TTM 95.25%
Profit margin 10.9%
Book value $17.64
Market capitalisation $161.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

United Parcel Service's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like United Parcel Service.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

United Parcel Service's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and United Parcel Service's overall score of 23.34 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 28th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like United Parcel Service is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

United Parcel Service's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.62/100

United Parcel Service's environmental score of 8.62 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that United Parcel Service is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

United Parcel Service's social score

Social score: 12.03/100

United Parcel Service's social score of 12.03 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that United Parcel Service is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

United Parcel Service's governance score

Governance score: 9.2/100

United Parcel Service's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that United Parcel Service is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

United Parcel Service's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. United Parcel Service scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that United Parcel Service hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

United Parcel Service Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.34
Total ESG percentile 28.42
Environmental score 8.62
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 12.03
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 9.2
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 3

United Parcel Service share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 40.93% of net profits

Recently United Parcel Service has paid out, on average, around 40.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), United Parcel Service shareholders could enjoy a 3.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In United Parcel Service's case, that would currently equate to about $4.58 per share.

While United Parcel Service's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that United Parcel Service may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

United Parcel Service's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

United Parcel Service share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, United Parcel Service's shares have ranged in value from as little as $165.34 up to $230.0598. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UPS.US volatility(beta: 1.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while United Parcel Service's is 1.1624. This would suggest that United Parcel Service's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

United Parcel Service overview

United Parcel Service, Inc. provides letter and package delivery, transportation, logistics, and related services. It operates through two segments, U. S. Domestic Package and International Package. The U. S.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of United Parcel Service is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.05% of United Parcel Service shares are held by insiders and 71.364% by institutions.
How many people work for United Parcel Service?
Latest data suggests 534,000 work at United Parcel Service.
When does the fiscal year end for United Parcel Service?
United Parcel Service's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is United Parcel Service based?
United Parcel Service's address is: 55 Glenlake Parkway, N.E., Atlanta, GA, United States, 30328
What is United Parcel Service's ISIN number?
United Parcel Service's international securities identification number is: US9113121068
What is United Parcel Service's CUSIP number?
United Parcel Service's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 911312106

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