Anemic Industry Group Rank Hampers United Parcel Service (UPS) Rating

UPS stock a hold 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 component of the 13 company Air Freight & Logistics GICS industry group within this sector. UPS's market value is $104.1 billion which falls in the top decile in its industry group. Currently, UPS is ranked 11 among the 13 companies in this industry group by Portfolio Grader; in the third quartile of the sector with a ranking of 364 among the 555 companies in the sector, and number 2,895 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks UPS as a Hold. The approach to fundamental and quantitative metrics used in this stock evaluation tool developed by Louis Navellier, assesses and ranks approximately 5,000 stocks each week. UPS has maintained this ranking for 2 months.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Industrials sector number 7 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the third quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Air Freight & Logistics industry group is ranked 31 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

United Parcel Service has achieved above-average scores in 2 of the 8 fundamental metrics used by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average scores in 6 of the areas evaluated 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 much 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.

Quantitatively, Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to measure UPS's shares from the viewpoint of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring system takes into account the relative value of UPS'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. Using this risk/reward calculation, the company 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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