2 stocks are not downer for sure: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) and United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS)

On Jun 11, ROHR JAMES E, Director bought 12,500 shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), with the average selling price of the stock being $48.14 per share. The total amount realized from this purchase $601,750. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the purchase of the shares.

In addition to that, Pres., Refining, Mktg & Supply – Templin Donald C. bought an extra 5,000 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on May 15, with a share bought at an average of $50.74 and a total of $253,697 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Pres., Refining, Mktg & Supply – Templin Donald C. was left with 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $253700.0.

The recent price movement of MPC means that it is now down by -12.23% from its 52-week high and 39.06% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of MPC stands at 2.70% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.39%. The beta score for this stock is 1.69. 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 on 10/31/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 2.22 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.96 by 0.26. The revenue by the firm was 32.22B for the quarter.

The shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) gained by 0.36%, leading to a gain of $0.22 per share, and saw MPC end the trading session at $61.13 on Thursday 12/19/19. MPC started the trading session at $61.04, before reaching a daily high of $61.41. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $60.32.

The trading volume on Thursday stood at 4558507, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 6.02 million shares, out of a total 634.47M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 39.96 billion.

The shares of United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) went up by 0.52% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $118.56, which was higher than the previous closing price of $117.95. Over the past one week, the price of UPS has jumped by 1.38%, while it has recorded a loss of -1.64% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw UPS lose -1.77% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 16.04%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 25.70%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 21.56%. The stock price has gone up by +6.07% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -5.39% 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 2,830,620 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 2,816,002 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 50% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see UPS stock with a 100-Day average volume of 2,945,166 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves UPS with an average rating of 56% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports UPS stock not long ago. In its report sent out on December 12, 2019, Morgan Stanley lowered its ratings on UPS to a Underweight. In an earlier report on December 11, 2019, BMO Capital Markets Downgrade the stock from a Outperform to a Market Perform. Wells Fargo meanwhile in its report on October 29, 2019 Initiated its rating of the stock to “Outperform”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 70.60% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 1568 institutions currently hold the UPS stock. In the last quarter, a 490,607,127 UPS shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 104 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 78 institutions sold their entire UPS reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 674 increased their investment while 721 decreased their investment in the stock.