UPS stock: buy or sell

UPS stock price: $158.90 -2.80% At close on Jan 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 18th, 2021


UPS stock brief

  • UPS stock collapsed -2.80% to close at $158.90 on the stock market last Friday.
  • Price is drawing a scaled uptrend since March 2020 with higher tops and higher bottoms. Up to date, the uptrend marked a 98.25% gain since the beginning of this rally
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. provides letter and package delivery, specialized 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?

In the current situation of UPS there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $UPS in the next few days, or that it may not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell UPS stock?

How to know when is it time to sell UPS stock?. Trading strategies allow us to avoid impulsive decisions based on our sentiments or the noise surrounding the market. When selling, as well as buying, detailed setups are very easy to use and are only valid for selling shares in your porfolio, not for shorting $UPS stock

A guiding principle is that you should never hold a trade that produces losses greater than those expected at the time of purchase. The timing to sell shares must always be determined 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 hold UPS stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Price broke down below last bottom

UPS ratings

In the last month, 2 brokerage ratings were published for UPS

UPS analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Jan 11th, 2021
Barclays Sell
Jan 12th, 2021
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Neutral

UPS stock analysis

Since in March 2020, UPS has been printing an uptrend that so far marked an amazing 98.25%. The price line shows higher peaks and higher lows, and along the way provided some buy points for those who wanted to enter. Latest low was in mid-December, when price bounced at $163.63. Last Wednesday, the uptrend got broken when price sliced down under the $163.63 support

SMAs overview

UPS stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $163.63 (2.98% above)
  • R2: $165.19 (3.96% above)
  • R3: $174.20 (9.63% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $154.31 (-2.89% below)
  • S2: $153.69 (-3.28% below)
  • S3: $122.72 (-22.77% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price broke down the lower band on January 8, the price has bounced off by 0.91%. The price is trading very close to the lower Bollinger band, signaling some level of oversold in recent sessions. This is not a buy signal, as price can move in these levels for many days and weeks

    UPS stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The has been between the the levels of 30 and 70 for some weeks, and therefore, without this indicator really being helpful in making any decisions.

    UPS stock RSI chart

    UPS stock price history

    UPS started trading on Nov 10th, 1999 priced at $38.36 per share1. Since then, UPS stock has risen by 314.23%, with an average of 14.96% per year. If you had invested $1,000USD in UPS stock at that time, it would worth $4,142.34 today.

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

    UPS stock price history chart

    Price target for UPS stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. Banks and financial organisations post their analysis forecasting how a particular stock will performance in the future.

    The following table shows the price target published by analysts in the last month. If you are a small investor you don't have to invest based on these price targets.

    Averaging all price targets exposed below, the predicted price for UPS stock is $167.50. UPS closed at $158.90 last Friday, that is a 5.13% than the forecasted price.

    UPS stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Jan 11th, 2021
    Barclays $145.00$155.00
    Jan 12th, 2021
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. $177.00$180.00

    Earnings and financials

    United Parcel Service, Inc. ($UPS) reported earnings of $2.28 per share last October, significantly surpassing the Market consensus estimate of $1.86 per share. This Q3 report represents an earnings surprise of 22.58%. Company's sales resulted of $21.2 billion in contrast to $20.1 billion estimated by analysts.

    This compares to Earnings of $2.07 per share a year ago, so reported EPS means a gain of 10.14%. Looking at turnover, figures exploded a 15.94% compared to $183.2B year over year.

    UPS ($UPS) is releasing financial report on Thursday next week. Wall Street estimates of $2.13, compared to Q3 that was $2.28.

    UPS performance

    UPS performance compared
    UPS ($UPS) -5.10% -8.70% 35.90%

    Please read:
    The opinions written in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this article does not have an understanding of the particular situations of the reader, his or her own finances 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 posted for informational reasons only

    UPS summary

    Friday, January 15th, 2021
    Day range$158.21 - $162.97
    Previous close$163.47
    Session gain-2.80%
    Average true range$4.23
    50d mov avg$166.92
    100d mov avg$165.68
    200d mov avg$138.42
    Earnings dateJanuary 28th, 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 2 ratings in the last 30 days: 0 bullish, 1 bearish and 1 neutral.

    Will UPS go up?

    UPS had different price predictions issued by analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $167.50. That is a 5.41% than the current price ($158.90).