Wall Street Stock Recommendations: United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) was more active in the last trading session as around 3.07 million shares exchanged hands on Wall Street, representing an increase from its normal capacity of 2.38 million shares. A 1.24% change after the initial price of $113.42, sent the closing price to $114.54.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) Analyst Opinion

United Parcel Service, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 27 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 1.38% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -4.01% last month and is down -0.09 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 6 of analysts who cover UPS having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $121.74 price target on United Parcel Service, Inc., suggesting a 6.29% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -5.92% below its 52-week high.

United Parcel Service, Inc. Earnings Surprise

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.45 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $1.45. Its revenue totaled $15.62 billion down -0.8% from the previous quarter.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) Intraday View

This stock (UPS) is ahead of its 52-week low with 12.16%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 0.91% which for the week stands at 1.29%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -0.2% and stays -2.17% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 1.42% gains and now is up 3.27% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $112.9. United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -1.48%.

Turning to Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), its shares were trading at $85.44 a gain of $0.44, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $85.09, touched a high of $85.95 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.9. Aflac Incorporated has 1 buy ratings, 10 holds and 1 sells even after the stock tumbled -0.3% from its high of $85.70 to a $33.61 billion market value through last close.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 2.93 to 2.93 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $83.15 a share. The target implies a -2.68% decrease from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 5.34% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.67 million shares versus an average volume of 1.56 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 0.9% which for the week approaches 1.03%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $84.99 and compares with the $66.50 52-week low. The stock recovered 28.48% since its low point and has performed 22.76% year-to-date.

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