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United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS)
Marketable Securities
$1,031 Mil (As of Mar. 2017)

Marketable Securities are very liquid securities that can be converted into cash quickly at a reasonable price. United Parcel Service Inc's marketable securities for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 was $1,031 Mil.

United Parcel Service Inc's quarterly marketable securities declined from Sep. 2016 ($2,059 Mil) to Dec. 2016 ($1,091 Mil) and declined from Dec. 2016 ($1,091 Mil) to Mar. 2017 ($1,031 Mil).

United Parcel Service Inc's annual marketable securities increased from Dec. 2014 ($992 Mil) to Dec. 2015 ($1,996 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2015 ($1,996 Mil) to Dec. 2016 ($1,091 Mil).


Definition

Marketable Securities are very liquid securities that can be converted into cash quickly at a reasonable price.


Explanation

Marketable securities are very liquid as they tend to have maturities of less than one year. Furthermore, the rate at which these securities can be bought or sold has little effect on their prices.

Please note, GuruFocus' marketable securities also includes "Other Short Term Investment".


Related Terms

Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities, Cash and Cash Equivalents


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

United Parcel Service Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
MarketableSecurities 5775425587111,2415975809921,9961,091

United Parcel Service Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
MarketableSecurities 9921,9352,7922,2481,9962,3802,6132,0591,0911,031
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