Rating on United Parcel Service (UPS) Stock Lowered to Sell

UPS stock a sell in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

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Portfolio Grader currently ranks United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) a Sell. With exclusive fundamental and quantitative analytical tools developed by Louis Navellier, this analytical tool evaluates nearly 5,000 stocks weekly. The shares have been downgraded from a Hold to a Sell in the last week.

The company is one of 13 companies within the Air Freight & Logistics GICS industry group, which is in turn part of the 556 company GICS Industrials sector. The market value of UPS is $99.5 billion which places it in the top 10% of its industry group Portfolio Grader's current ranking for UPS puts it 13 within the 13 companies in this industry group.

Currently, Portfolio Grader ranks the Industrials sector number 8 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 49 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

The scores the company has realized are average or below-average scores in 6 of the 8 areas appraised 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 ranking for return on equity is decidedly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. United Parcel Service's fundamental scores give UPS a place in the top half of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to view UPS's shares from the perspective of risk/reward. This unique scoring methodology assesses 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. Considering 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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