Trade-Ideas LLC identified

United Parcel Service

(

UPS

) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified United Parcel Service as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • UPS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $232.3 million.
  • UPS traded 29,132 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:14 AM.
  • UPS is down 3.8% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on UPS:

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.8%. UPS has a PE ratio of 2. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate United Parcel Service a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

The average volume for United Parcel Service has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $97.4 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. The stock has a beta of 0.99 and a short float of 1.9% with 6.50 days to cover. Shares are up 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates United Parcel Service as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC has improved earnings per share by 13.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC increased its bottom line by earning $5.34 versus $3.28 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($5.80 versus $5.34).
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 5.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Air Freight & Logistics industry and the overall market, UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Air Freight & Logistics industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 10.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $1,026.00 million to $1,131.00 million.

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