United Parcel Service Inc.
UPS trades around $71.55, giving it an implied upside of 12.6 percent to its consensus price target of $80.71. What is interesting is that UPS also hit a 52-week high of $71.90 just on December 1. The company also trades at a premium valuation at more than 17-times expected 2011 earnings. one contributing factor to higher guidance is that it has exceeded estimates and raised guidance in 2010. That $80+ target is also significant in that the last time UPS shares were up there was in early 2006. This was a surprise to see in the screening process, but that is what makes a ballgame.
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