UPS stock: buy or sell

UPS stock price: $178.57 -0.62% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 22nd, 2021


UPS stock brief

  • After reaching all-time highs last Friday, UPS closed at $178.57 just changing a -0.62%
  • UPS is presenting its earnings report next Tuesday
  • Barclays and Raymond James published neutral ratings for UPS on Wednesday, with an average target of $190.00
  • On April 9, it broke out above $174.83, a resistance not crossed since December 2020.
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. provides letter and package delivery, transportation, logistics, and financial services. It operates through three segments: U. S.

Should I buy UPS stock?

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Is $UPS stock a buy?

Currently, UPS stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean $UPS will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell UPS stock?

When you own stock shares with some profit, it's really difficult to decide the best moment to sell and get your profits. Trading strategies allow us to avoid impulsive decisions based on our personal sentiments or the noise that surrounds the market. When selling, as well as buying, our strategies are very easy to follow but are only applicable for selling shares in your porfolio, not for selling short $UPS stock

As a golden rule, you must never mantain an investment that yields higher than expected losses at the time of purchase. The timing to sell your stock should always be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell UPS stock?

Currently, UPS stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own UPS shares and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

UPS ratings

In the last 30 days, 7 ratings were published for UPS

UPS analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Mar 26th, 2021
Vertical Research Strong buy
Apr 1st, 2021
Vertical Research Strong buy
Apr 14th, 2021
Credit Suisse Group Strong buy
Apr 15th, 2021
Raymond James Neutral
Apr 21st, 2021
Raymond James Neutral

UPS stock analysis

$UPS at Highs

Last Friday, UPS hit new all-time highs (ATH) again at $181.19. Stock surged fast in the last 10 sessions, smashing new all-time highs 4 times

SMAs overview

UPS stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

Price is at all-time highs and there are not upper resistances.

The current support levels are:

  • S1: $175.82 (-1.54% below)
  • S2: $174.83 (-2.09% below)
  • S3: $173.10 (-3.06% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band on April 13, the price dropped by 0.75%

    UPS stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 last Monday after just crossing to the overbough zone for just one day (weak signal). The RSI value on Wednesday was 64.75

    UPS stock RSI chart

    UPS stock price history

    UPS went public on Nov 10th, 1999 at $38.12 per share1. Since then, UPS stock has risen by 368.44%, with an average of 17.54% per year. An investment of $1,000USD on Nov 1999 would be valued $4,684.42 nowadays.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    UPS stock price history chart

    Price target for UPS stock

    Nobody knows how much a share will be priced tomorrow. Banks and financial organisations publish their analysis predicting how a particular stock will performance in the future.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions release their price target based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these estimates follow the publication of new financial data by the company, and many times. Again, these predictions are not direct recommendations for individual traders and must not be trusted blindly.

    There are 7 price forecasts published for UPS that average $195.00. UPS closed at $178.57 on Wednesday, so the target price is predicting an increase by 9.20%.

    UPS stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Mar 26th, 2021
    Vertical Research $195.00
    Apr 1st, 2021
    Vertical Research $195.00
    Apr 14th, 2021
    Credit Suisse Group $215.00
    Apr 15th, 2021
    Barclays $155.00$180.00
    Raymond James $195.00$200.00
    Apr 21st, 2021
    Barclays $155.00$180.00
    Raymond James $195.00$200.00

    Earnings and financials

    UPS ($UPS) is presenting quarterly financial report next Tuesday. Wall Street analysts predict of $1.71, that is a 35.71% less than Q4.

    Shareholders event was hosted by UPS ($UPS) last February after posting the financial report. UPS surpassed market estimates and reported of $2.66, that is a 24.30% better than expected versus the predictions of $2.14. Similarly, reported sales were $24.9 billion compared to estimates of $22.9 billion.

    Compared to the same quarter last year, EPS was $2.11, so reported EPS means a improvement of 26.07%. Looking at revenue, figures skyrocketed a 21.04% compared to $205.7B same quarter a year ago.

    UPS performance

    UPS performance compared
    UPS ($UPS) 11.70% 12.80% 4.40%

    The viewpoints published in this article are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this article does not have an understanding of the specific circumstances of the reader, his or her own financial statements or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Viewpoints are provided for learning motives only

    UPS summary

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Day range$177.57 - $179.54
    Previous close$179.69
    Session gain-0.62%
    Average true range$3.53
    50d mov avg$166.09
    100d mov avg$165.00
    200d mov avg$159.10
    Earnings dateApril 27th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is UPS stock symbol?

    United Parcel Service, Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the UPS symbol

    Is UPS stock a buy or sell?

    UPS received 7 ratings in the last 30 days: 3 bullish, 0 bearish and 2 neutral.

    Will UPS go up?

    UPS had different price predictions posted by market analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $195.00. That is a 9.20% than the current price ($178.57).