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Why United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) Is An Attractive Stock On Right Now

Bryson Sharp

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. UPS is a notable dividend payer with a a great history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on United Parcel Service here.

Outstanding track record established dividend payer

UPS delivered a bottom-line expansion of 46.83% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance meant earnings outstripped equities on the balance sheet, leading to significant return on equity of over 100%, which is an optimistic signal for the future.

NYSE:UPS Income Statement Jun 14th 18

UPS is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

NYSE:UPS Historical Dividend Yield Jun 14th 18

Next Steps:

For United Parcel Service, I’ve put together three fundamental factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for UPS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for UPS’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Is UPS’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of UPS? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.