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Analyst Ratings: There are 11 out of 20 analysts surveyed (55%) rating United Parcel Service a buy. Over the last three months, the stock’s average rating has increased from hold to moderate buy.
Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 1.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $14.44 billion.
On the top line, the company is looking to get back on the right track after last quarter’s drop snapped a string of revenue increases. Revenue rose 5.6% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 4.4% in the first quarter and 1.2%in the second quarter before dropping in the third quarter.
After last quarter’s profit drop broke a string of income increases, this earnings announcement is definitely a chance for a rebound. Net income rose 9.6% in the first quarter and 5% in the second quarter before dropping in the third quarter.
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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)
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