Earnings Growth Keep United Parcel Service (UPS) a Sell

UPS stock a sell in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

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With a $97.4 billion market value, United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) ranks in the top decile in its industry group, Air Freight & Logistics, and in the top 10% of its sector group, Industrials, in market value. From the prospective of investment attractiveness, currently UPS is ranked 12 among the 13 companies in this industry group by Portfolio Grader; in the third quartile of the sector with a ranking of 402 among the 555 companies in the sector, and number 3,350 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

UPS has a current recommendation of Sell using Louis Navellier's Portfolio Grader stock evaluator, which incorporates his investing methodology. UPS has recently seen its Portfolio Grader rating downgraded over the last month from a Hold to a Sell.

Currently, Portfolio Grader ranks the Industrials sector number 9 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Air Freight & Logistics industry group is ranked 62 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it well below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

The company has realized average or below-average scores in 6 of the 8 areas analyzed 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 significantly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. Based on these fundamental scores, United Parcel Service places in the top half of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader quantitatively views UPS's shares using the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score. This metric looks at UPS's shares from the aspect of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring system balances 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. Based on 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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