The shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by BofA/Merrill in its latest research note that was published on February 1st, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $112 price target. BofA/Merrill wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of United Parcel Service, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Standpoint Research advised investors in its research note published on December 26th, 2018, to Buy the UPS stock. The stock had earned Neutral rating from Citigroup when it published its report on November 2nd, 2018. The stock was given Neutral rating by BofA/Merrill in its report released on October 25th, 2018. KeyBanc Capital Mkts was of a view that UPS is Sector Weight in its latest report on September 27th, 2018. Berenberg thinks that UPS is worth Hold rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on September 21st, 2018 in which the stock’s price target was also moved to $125.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 1 have recommended investors to sell it, 16 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 7 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $116.30. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 20.26% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 64.91.
The shares of the company added by 0.15% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $106.74 while ending the day at $108.10. During the trading session, a total of 2.91 million shares were traded which represents a 21.5% incline from the average session volume which is 3.71M shares. UPS had ended its last session trading at 107.94. United Parcel Service, Inc. currently has a market cap of $92.74B, while its P/E ratio stands at 19.63, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.29, with a beta of 1.19. United Parcel Service, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 7.52, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.10. UPS 52-week low price stands at $89.89 while its 52-week high price is $125.09.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $1.94 earnings per share which is above the $1.90 predicted by most analysts. The United Parcel Service, Inc. generated $19,848.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $19,933.20 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $1.82 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 6.19%. United Parcel Service, Inc. has the potential to record 5.51 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at RBC Capital Mkts published a research note on May 14th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) is now rated as Outperform. Their price target on the stock stands at $23. Standpoint Research also rated EAF as Initiated on December 26th, 2018, with its price target of $380 suggesting that EAF could down by -INF% from its current share price. It started the day trading at $14.04 and traded between $12.99 and $13.15 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that EAF’s 50-day SMA is 12.90 while its 200-day SMA stands at 16.85. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 1.39M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 7.08 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -2.52%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -23.26% over the past 90 days while it lost -35.33% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Boston Partners Global Investors sold more EAF shares, decreasing its portfolio by -25.12% during the last quarter. This move now sees Boston Partners Global Investors selling -2,036,640 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 6,069,950 shares of EAF, with a total valuation of $69,440,228. Federated Global Investment Manag meanwhile bought more EAF shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $58,143,228 worth of shares. The Vanguard Group Inc followed the path by increasing its EAF portfolio by +38.21% in the quarter. This means that The Vanguard Group Inc bought 1,318,095 shares in the last quarter and now controls 4,767,920 shares of the EAF stock, with the valuation hitting $54,545,005.
Similarly, Schroder Investment Management No decreased its GrafTech International Ltd. shares by -10.94% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -402,554 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 3,278,258 shares of GrafTech International Ltd. which are valued at $37,503,272. In the same vein, Vaughan Nelson Investment Managem increased its GrafTech International Ltd. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 616,525 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 3,113,500 shares and is now valued at $35,618,440. Following these latest developments, around of GrafTech International Ltd. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.