Buy Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) and United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) For The Bounce

On Nov 29, Flugel Russell A, VP, Controller and PAO exercised an option 3,647 shares of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD), with the average selling price of the stock being $78.06 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $284,685. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, Executive VP and CFO – Crocco Michael S exercised an option an extra 4,443 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Nov 29, with a share exercised an option at an average of $78.06 and a total of $346,821 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Executive VP and CFO – Crocco Michael S was left with 52,320 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $4084099.2.

The recent price movement of APD means that it is now down by -6.61% from its 52-week high and 47.04% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of APD stands at 1.48% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.20%. The beta score for this stock is 0.87. 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 11/07/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1.86 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was below the expectations of analysts of 1.87 by -0.01. The revenue by the firm was 2.3B for the quarter.

The shares of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) dropped by -0.04%, leading to a loss of -$0.1 per share, and saw APD end the trading session at $225.90 on Monday 01/06/20. APD started the trading session at $225.15, before reaching a daily high of $228.15. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $224.935.

The trading volume on Monday stood at 1647278, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 979.95K shares, out of a total 219.55M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 50.94 billion.

The shares of United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) went down by -0.45% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $116.20, which was lower than the previous closing price of $116.72. Over the past one week, the price of UPS has slipped by -2.30%, while it has recorded a loss of -0.23% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw UPS lose -1.10% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 14.01%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 18.89%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -0.73%. The stock price has gone up by +3.95% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -7.27% 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 2,981,100 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 2,723,914 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 2,869,807 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves UPS with an average rating of 8% 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 70.50% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 1551 institutions currently hold the UPS stock. In the last quarter, a 485,367,927 UPS shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 103 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 74 institutions sold their entire UPS reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 668 increased their investment while 713 decreased their investment in the stock.