I just wanted to add some more generic advice to your statement. First, do you "need" the money now in your lifetime? If you have time to hold on a while my belief is that UPS share price will continue on a 10% - 15% ascension annually for the foreseeable future. If UPS stock is one of only a few stocks in your basket, "I" would diversify my portfolio..nothing wrong with that. You know, I'm not a investment adviser..I used to have one when I started out investing back in 1976. It took a $10,000 loss as an 18 year old novice to figure out that I didn't need an adviser (if he was that good he would not share his "great situations" with me or anyone else, wouldn't he take his own advice and get rich all by himself? After I fired him I did my own research and overall I did very well as a private fund manager "PFM." I answer to only myself and I've been doing this for the last 35 years. Even though a million dollars is a lot of money, it doesn't buy what it used to. Even Chock-Full-Of-Nuts Coffee changed their motto from millionaire to billionaire! If you're married, talk it over with your partner..always keep them in the loop, even if they have let you run the finances in your household and went along with every other financial move you made. You will be surprised how valuable what an outsider's opinion can have on your decision. Whatever decision you do make, don't look back..good or bad you can't change what has past.
I hope you spoke to a pro. tax advisor before you make this trade. There are still good legal loopholes in the tax laws to save you from most of the capital gain costs. I don't know what your first in cost was so all I can say is seek professional advice. That may mean going to a few advisors to find the best way to keep your gain.
Hey plazacustodian I asked michael because I respect his view not because of the amount I have asked many people with know how and they all have the same view .This is why I asked them this is how you make money or lose money Remind me never to ask you