United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B (UPS): Today's Featured Transportation Loser - TheStreet

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B

(

UPS

) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.6%. By the end of trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B fell $1.08 (-1.4%) to $77.09 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.3 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $77.02-$78.60 after having opened the day at $78.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.17. Other company's within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

Swift Transportation

(

SWFT

), down 8.5%,

TOP Ships

(

TOPS

), down 8.5%,

Quality Distribution

(

QLTY

), down 7.5%, and

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

(

RRTS

), down 7.4%.

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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. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B has a market cap of $56.72 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front,

Eagle Bulk Shipping

(

EGLE

), up 31.2%,

Newlead Holdings

(

NEWL

), up 4%,

US Airways Group

(

LCC

), up 3.4%, and

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

), up 3.1%, were all gainers within the transportation industry with

Tam

(

TAM

) being today's featured transportation industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the transportation industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones Transportation

(

IYT

) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider

ProShares UltraShort Industrials

(

SIJ

).

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