Best Stocks to Buy Now: United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and Plug Power Inc. (PLUG)

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 -6.80% from its 52-week high and 26.06% 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 1.53%. 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 on 10/22/2019 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 20.63B for the quarter.

The shares of United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) dropped by -0.23%, leading to a loss of -$0.27 per share, and saw UPS end the trading session at $116.79 on Thursday 01/02/20. UPS started the trading session at $117.68, before reaching a daily high of $117.9664. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $115.23.

The trading volume on Thursday stood at 4099096, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 2.83 million shares, out of a total 700.70M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 101.18 billion.

The shares of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) went up by 2.53% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $3.24, which was higher than the previous closing price of $3.16. Over the past one week, the price of PLUG has jumped by 4.18%, while it has recorded a loss of -14.74% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw PLUG gain 34.44% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 42.11%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 143.61%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 2.53%. The stock price has gone up by +39.66% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -19.80% 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 11,088,580 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 10,046,830 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see PLUG stock with a 100-Day average volume of 7,024,054 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves PLUG with an average rating of 72% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports PLUG stock not long ago. In its report sent out on November 25, 2019, B. Riley FBR lowered its ratings on PLUG to a Buy. In an earlier report on November 11, 2019, ROTH Capital Upgrade the stock from a Neutral to a Buy. B. Riley FBR meanwhile in its report on March 14, 2019 Resumed its rating of the stock to “Buy”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 29.20% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 179 institutions currently hold the PLUG stock. In the last quarter, a 85,105,734 PLUG shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 22 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 15 institutions sold their entire PLUG reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 76 increased their investment while 42 decreased their investment in the stock.