Grainger PLC (LON:GRI) Buy Rating Kept by Peel Hunt; Virtus Investment Advisers Has Boosted United Parcel Service (UPS) Stake By $3.83 Million

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Grainger PLC (LON:GRI) stock Buy was kept by Peel Hunt in a research report sent to investors and clients on 5 April.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc increased United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) stake by 188.25% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc acquired 32,183 shares as United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)’s stock declined 13.88%. The Virtus Investment Advisers Inc holds 49,279 shares with $5.87M value, up from 17,096 last quarter. United Parcel Service Inc now has $91.66 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $106.41. About 3.83 million shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has declined 2.49% since April 5, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.04% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 59 investors sold UPS shares while 372 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 422 raised stakes. 448.80 million shares or 0.57% less from 451.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Leisure Capital Mngmt accumulated 15,577 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Communication stated it has 0.09% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). 9,624 are owned by Drw Llc. 568 are owned by Warren Averett Asset Limited Liability Company. Noesis Mangement has invested 2.75% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Boothbay Fund Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Canada Pension Plan Board stated it has 94,741 shares. Tillar stated it has 1.64% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Sumitomo Mitsui holds 0.31% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 2.00 million shares. Badgley Phelps And Bell accumulated 31,856 shares. Ent Financial Services Corporation stated it has 1,027 shares. Round Table Svcs Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0.14% or 3,329 shares. Boyd Watterson Asset Limited Com Oh owns 5,603 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. E&G Ltd Partnership accumulated 3,200 shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Limited Liability Partnership Ma stated it has 0.01% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS).

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $480,600 activity. $480,600 worth of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) shares were sold by McClure Teri P.

Among 24 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. United Parcel Service has $148 highest and $79.0 lowest target. $122.76’s average target is 15.37% above currents $106.41 stock price. United Parcel Service had 72 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 27. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 6 report. On Wednesday, September 20 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) earned “Buy” rating by Edward Jones on Friday, February 16. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Zacks. Macquarie Research maintained the shares of UPS in report on Wednesday, October 28 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by JP Morgan. Loop Capital maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Friday, October 27. Loop Capital has “Hold” rating and $128 target.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc decreased Mgm Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) stake by 14,383 shares to 165,108 valued at $5.51M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) stake by 5,702 shares and now owns 18,376 shares. Mohawk Inds Inc (NYSE:MHK) was reduced too.

Grainger plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, manages, and rents residential properties in the United Kingdom The firm operates through three divisions: Residential, Development, and Funds. The company has market cap of 1.20 billion GBP. It also provides fund management, asset management, and property management services. It has a 16.2 P/E ratio.

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