Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ADR (NYSE: UGP) stock jumped 3.22% on Monday to $5.13 against a previous-day closing price of $4.97. With 1.39 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 1.3 million shares. During the session, the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing company that operates in wider Energy sector, reached to the highest price of $5.16 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $4.96. The 52-week range on UGP shows that it touched its highest point at $5.07 and its lowest point at $2.18 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $4.45. With its current market cap of 5.62 billion, UGP has annualized dividend of $0.12 while the current yield stands at 2.42%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.44.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of UGP was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 6.88%, but this was up by 31.20% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 38.27% while six-month performance rose 48.70%. The stock gained 110.25% in the past year, while it has gained 111.98% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for UGP yields 0.39 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.27. For the next quarter, that number is 0.08. This implies an EPS growth rate of -6.91% for this year and 6.10% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 24.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -6.26%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 1.10 billion UGP shares are outstanding with a float of 1.10 billion shares on hand for trading. On Oct 30, 2023, short shares totaled 1.04 million, which was 0.07% higher than short shares on Sep 28, 2023. In addition to UNP as the firm’s Union Pacific Corporation, UGI serves as its UGI Corporation.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 4.15% of UGP’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for UGP since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With UGP analysts setting a high price target of $5.97 and a low target of $3.24, the average target price over the next 12 months is $4.45. Based on these targets, UGP could surge 16.37% to reach the target high and fall by -36.84% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a decline of -13.26% from current levels.

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