Growth By Headcount: United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG)

On Nov 01, Barber James J., Chief Operating Officer sold 1,500 shares of United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS), with the average selling price of the stock being $116.43 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $174,641. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, President, UPS International – Cesarone Nando exercised an option an extra 5,436 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Oct 31, with a share exercised an option at an average of $102.51 and a total of $557,269 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the President, UPS International – Cesarone Nando was left with 10,555 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $1081993.05.

The recent price movement of UPS means that it is now down by -8.22% from its 52-week high and 27.95% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of UPS stands at 1.51% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.37%. The beta score for this stock is 1.22. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1.94 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.9 by 0.04. The revenue by the firm was 20.6B for the quarter.

The shares of United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) dropped by -1.25%, leading to a loss of -$1.46 per share, and saw UPS end the trading session at $115.01 on Thursday 12/05/19. UPS started the trading session at $116.08, before reaching a daily high of $116.40. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $114.25.

The trading volume on Thursday stood at 4797364, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 2.81 million shares, out of a total 700.70M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 98.77 billion.

The shares of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE: PEG) went down by -0.32% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $58.74, which was lower than the previous closing price of $58.93. Over the past one week, the price of PEG has slipped by -1.31%, while it has recorded a loss of -5.14% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw PEG lose -2.78% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -2.12%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 5.25%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 12.85%. The stock price has gone up by +0.74% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -8.05% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Sell. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 2,206,890 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Sell. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 1,995,656 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 50% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see PEG stock with a 100-Day average volume of 2,130,610 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves PEG with an average rating of 24% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports PEG stock not long ago. In its report sent out on November 25, 2019, Evercore ISI lowered its ratings on PEG from a Outperform to a In-line. In an earlier report on November 21, 2019, Barclays Downgrade the stock from a Overweight to a Equal Weight. Wolfe Research meanwhile in its report on November 14, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Peer Perform” to “Peer Perform”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 72.40% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 882 institutions currently hold the PEG stock. In the last quarter, a 356,725,809 PEG shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 52 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 80 institutions sold their entire PEG reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 333 increased their investment while 376 decreased their investment in the stock.