With the recent declaration of the annual MIP award, which from my understanding, occurs at the end of October or early November, I decided to check to see if these annual awards had any noticeable effect on the public share price. Does the share price rise, fall or stay flat? Are there any spikes in trading volume around these dates? Attached in text format is the public trading data for UPS shares. I started with the year 2000, followed by each subsequent year. The trading periods are excerpted for the months of October and November. After studying the data, I have been unable to find any trend or any significant day trading event in regards to the annual MIP award, other than whatever market trend was in place during each time period. Moreover, I was unable to discern anything useful from scanning over the volume figures. FWIW, I performed this exercise to satisfy my own curiosity as a participant in the discounted employee stock purchase plan and for any useful discussion on this board, confirming or refuting my findings. Personally, I find this subject of interest because there are roughly as many "Class A" shareholders as "Class B."