Can United Parcel Service Meet Its Long-Term Performance Targets?

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Can United Parcel Service Meet Its Long-Term Performance Targets? - Motley Fool

    The package delivery giant has fallen behind its long-term guidance in 2016. Will it continue?

    Most investors in United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) will be hoping for a successful holiday season after having been disappointed in the past two years. However, the company's long-term financial targets also deserve scrutiny. In a nutshell, UPS is falling behind its five-year targets and has some catching up to do. Will it be forced to reduce its financial targets, and does it really matter?
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I've been concerned about this (long-term financial targets) every since we went public.
    I always felt that UPS was a Utility-type stock with decent dividends.
    Definitely not a growth company.
    I thought UPS's P/E should be in the range of 12 - 15.
    That is why it was such a good deal to get into the S&P 500 Index.
    Good solid financials, low-term stability and a decent dividend and backed by S&P.
    Current P/E of 18 is OK ... I would be more of a buyer at 15 as long as it is in S&P Index.
    Note: As a UPS Employee or retiree, I would never buy any more UPS stock.