NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- United Parcel Service (UPS) - Get Report  reported in-line earnings and better-than-anticipated revenue for the 2016 third quarter.

Before the market open, the package delivery company said that revenue rose 4.9% year-over-year to $14.9 billion, beating the FactSet consensus of $14.7 billion.

Domestic package revenue increased 4.8% year-over-year to $9.3 billion, while international package revenue rose 2.2% to $3.0 billion and supply chain and freight revenue grew 8.1% to $2.6 billion. Analysts were modeling sales of $9.0 billion, $3.0 billion and $2.7 billion, respectively.

Earnings of $1.44 per diluted share met analysts' expectations. 

UPS maintained its outlook for adjusted earnings of $5.70 to $5.90 per share for 2016. Analysts are looking for adjusted earnings of $5.81 for the year. 

The stock was flat in pre-market trading. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of A.

UPS' strengths such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: UPS

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this article's author. 

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