Sepio Capital LLC Has $4.36 Million Position in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

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Sepio Capital LLC raised its position in shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) by 13.3% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 42,171 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,945 shares during the period. Sepio Capital LLC’s holdings in United Parcel Service were worth $4,355,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 16,429 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,697,000 after acquiring an additional 92 shares in the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. grew its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 16,129 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,802,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC grew its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 33,914 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $3,502,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Rikoon Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter. Rikoon Group LLC now owns 2,243 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $232,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Western Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of United Parcel Service by 5.3% during the 2nd quarter. Western Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,022 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $208,000 after acquiring an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. 54.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

NYSE:UPS traded down $0.36 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $114.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 135,832 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,364,109. The company has a market cap of $95.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.23. United Parcel Service, Inc. has a one year low of $89.89 and a one year high of $125.09. The business’s 50-day moving average is $112.24 and its 200-day moving average is $107.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.62, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09.

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 24th. The transportation company reported $1.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.93 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $18.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.98 billion. United Parcel Service had a net margin of 6.56% and a return on equity of 175.60%. United Parcel Service’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.94 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts predict that United Parcel Service, Inc. will post 7.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 4th. Investors of record on Monday, August 19th will be issued a $0.96 dividend. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 16th. United Parcel Service’s dividend payout ratio is presently 53.04%.

Several research firms have recently commented on UPS. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of United Parcel Service in a report on Friday, July 26th. UBS Group boosted their price target on shares of United Parcel Service to $128.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 25th. Bank of America upgraded shares of United Parcel Service from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 25th. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded shares of United Parcel Service from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of United Parcel Service in a report on Wednesday, July 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $123.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. United Parcel Service currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $118.82.

About United Parcel Service

United Parcel Service, Inc provides letter and package delivery, specialized transportation, logistics, and financial services. It operates through three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment offers time-definite delivery of letters, documents, small packages, and palletized freight through air and ground services in the United States.

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