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United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 95761.88. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for United Parcel Service, Inc. is 108.41 (with a change from open of 0.30%), this in conjunction with a target price of 111.55. Volume today has so far reached 977029, with an average volume of about 2216.67. The GAP for this stock, is -0.60%.

The P/E ratio is 19.56, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.57. The current EPS for United Parcel Service, Inc., is 5.56, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 62.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.59%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for United Parcel Service, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 6.54% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.62%. Quarter over quarter is 5.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 3.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.06% and institutional ownership is 69.50%. Shares outstanding is 880.65, while shares float is at a value of 688.77. Float short for United Parcel Service, Inc. is 1.83% and the short ratio is 5.7.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 4.4, while the total debt/equity comes to 5.47. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 82.10% and their operating margin is 13.30%. The profit margin is 8.40%.

United Parcel Service, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 12.90%, and on investment, 30.80%. Return on equity is 210.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.03. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.61, with Price/book ratio coming to 36.74 and Price/cash is 16.88, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 32.82.

The simple moving averages are -0.48% and 5.59% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.37% and the 52 week low is 27.03%.

United Parcel Service, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.87%, with a current price of 108.41. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 54.10%. This is in an industry, Air Delivery & Freight Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. United Parcel Service, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Air Delivery & Freight Services industry means that United Parcel Service, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.38%, with performance for the month coming to 1.76%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.78%, and for the half year the performance is 8.43%. Volatility for this week is 0.75% and for the month this is 0.96%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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