Anemic Earnings Growth Downgrade United Parcel Service (UPS) to Sell

UPS stock a sell in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

As one of the 555 companies in the GICS Industrials sector United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) is a member of the 13 company Air Freight & Logistics GICS industry group within this sector. UPS has a market value of $97.6 billion which is in the top 10% of its industry group. UPS is currently ranked number 12 among the 13 companies in this industry group by Portfolio Grader; in the third quartile of the sector with a ranking of 408 among the 555 companies in the sector, and number 3,380 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks UPS as a Sell. The methodology for fundamental and quantitative metrics used in this stock evaluation tool developed by Louis Navellier, evaluates and ranks approximately 5,000 stocks each week. The shares have been downgraded from a Hold to a Sell in the last week.

The Industrials sector is ranked number 7 among the 12 sectors in the Portfolio Grader universe putting it in the third quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Air Freight & Logistics industry group is ranked 54 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it well below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

The scores the company has achieved are average or below-average scores in 6 of the 8 areas evaluated by Portfolio Grader in the ranking of company stocks.

The company's operational scores are below the industry norms for sales growth, operating margin, and earnings growth. Scores for visibility of earnings are mixed, with rankings for earnings surprises and earnings revisions that are worse than average, while the score for earnings momentum is much better than average. UPS's score for return on equity is markedly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. These fundamental scores give United Parcel Service a position in the top half of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to gauge UPS's shares from the angle of risk/reward. This unique scoring approach weighs the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Considering this risk/reward calculation, UPS currently scores below-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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