NEW YORK, February 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com highlights the global Services sector which continued to grow at a modest pace in terms of sales this February. According to a report by World Economics, business confidence remained strong this month, signaling that sales managers expect business conditions to remain favorable in the coming few months. Equities under review are: United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS), ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO), Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD), and Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ: AIRM). You can access our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:
United Parcel Service
Atlanta, Georgia headquartered United Parcel Service Inc.'s stock finished last Friday's session 1.04% higher at $106.18 with a total trading volume of 2.71 million shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 200-day moving average by 1.78%. Shares of the Company, which provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the US and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 39.89.
On February 22nd, 2017, research firm Bank of America/ Merrill downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'.
On February 23rd, 2017, United Parcel Service announced that it will build a new regional operations hub in Salt Lake City that will be among the largest processing facilities in its global package network. When completed in late 2018, the new 840,000 square foot facility will process 69,000 packages per hour as a complement to the existing 200,000 square foot operations in town. Visit us today and download your complete report on UPS for free at:
On Friday, shares in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China headquartered ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. ended the session 0.28% higher at $14.15. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.08 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 9.78% in the last one month and 17.23% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 8.98% and 2.47% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of ZTO Express, which provides express delivery and other value-added logistics services in China, have an RSI of 62.65.
On February 14th, 2017, ZTO Express announced that that it will release its unaudited financial results for Q4 and year ended December 31st, 2016, after the close of the US markets on February 27th, 2017. ZTO's management team will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 PM ET on February 27th 2017. The complimentary research report on ZTO can be accessed at:
Expeditors International of Washington
Seattle, Washington headquartered Expeditors International of Washington Inc.'s shares climbed 1.23%, closing the session at $56.70. A total volume of 1.32 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.31 million shares. The stock has gained 7.41% in the last one month, 8.95% over the previous three months, and 7.06% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 5.23% and 11.15% above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Expeditors International of Washington, which provides logistics services, have an RSI of 68.49.
On February 21st, 2017, the Company reported that diluted net earnings attributable to shareholders per share (EPS) for Q4 2016 remained constant at $0.61 compared to Q4 2015. The Company's operating income decreased 3% on a y-o-y basis to $172 million. Expeditors International's Q4 2016 revenues increased 3% to $1.64 billion compared to $1.60 billion in Q4 2015. The Company's Airfreight tonnage and ocean container volumes both increased 12% on a y-o-y basis to record levels.
On February 22nd, 2017, research firm Cowen reiterated its 'Market Perform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $49 a share to $57 a share. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the PDF research report on EXPD at:
Last Friday at the close, shares in Englewood, Colorado headquartered Air Methods Corp. recorded a trading volume of 425,215 shares. The stock ended the session 1.42% lower at $38.10. The Company's shares have advanced 4.96% in the past month, 17.41% over the previous three months, and 19.62% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 8.62% and 13.24%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Air Methods, which together with its subsidiaries, provides air medical emergency transport services and systems in the US, have an RSI of 58.36.
On February 21st, 2017, Air Methods announced that it will report financial results for Q4 ended December 31st, 2016, after the close of the market on February 28th, 2017. The Company has scheduled a conference call for February 28th, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss these results. Get free access to your research report on AIRM at:
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