UPS Helps Cupid Spread The Love By Delivering Millions Of Flowers For Valentine’s Day

  • 89 Million Flowers Flow Through UPS’s Global Logistics Network
  • Last Minute Cupids Can Ship as Late Monday, February 13th

Business is blooming leading up to Valentine’s Day. To get flowers, sweets and gifts to consumers and businesses by Feb. 14 it takes a global logistics network helping Cupid. This year, it’s estimated that UPS (NYSE:UPS) will deliver more than 89 million flowers – enough to fill 64 767 Boeing cargo aircraft – to loved ones around the world.

UPS Hikes Dividend 6%; Yield Tops 3% – Barrons

Investors in United Parcel Service (UPS) are probably still smarting from a late January selloff in the stock. But they should be feeling better after the package delivery giant increased its dividend to 83 cents a share, up from 78 cents, Wednesday afternoon.

The 6% hike brings its current dividend yield to 3.1%.

Time to Think Differently About Investing in UPS and FedEx Stock? – Fox Business

Has the investment thesis changed?

FedEx and UPS are proactively taking measures to improve profitability Opens a New Window. (dimensional-weight pricing, adjusted oversize package surcharges, and so on), but it’s proving harder than anticipated to grow margin with e-commerce deliveries. In a nutshell, we know capital expenditures are likely to go up, but we can’t be clear on whether FedEx and UPS have a handle on increasing profitability with e-commerce deliveries.

All told, investors should feel a little less comfortable holding UPS and FedEx, particularly at these valuation levels. E-commerce growth is creating challenges, and it’s not clear yet that both companies are overcoming them in terms of margin and cash flow generation.

UPS Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know – Fox Business

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for investors in United Parcel Service(NYSE: UPS) stock, shares of which are off 10% since reporting earnings Opens a New Window. on Jan. 31 — but things are already starting to look up.

This morning, analysts at boutique investment banker Aegis Capital announced they are sticking with their projected price target of $120 on UPS shares. And since UPS has fallen back from that target, they’re going ahead and upgrading UPS stock as well — to buy. As the analyst points out, if and when UPS rises from its current valuation of $105 and change to hit $120, the stock will provide investors with a 13.6% equity profit. Throw in a hefty 2.9% dividend yield, and the total return on this stock could exceed 16.5%.

UPS Board Increases Quarterly Dividend

The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared an increased regular quarterly dividend of $0.83 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares.

The dividend is payable March 8, 2017, to shareowners of record on Feb. 21, 2017.