• A High-Flyer That Is Still Ridiculously Cheap

    By Brian Nichols - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, FDX, JBHT, YRCW

    In 2013, YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) has grown from a $60 million company to having a market cap of $240 million, a gain of more than 300%. While many assume that such large gains could indicate a potential pullback, I believe there is still unprecedented upside potential.

    YRC at a glance

    YRC Worldwide is a transportation company that operates in the industrial, commercial, and retail goods space. After producing almost more »

  • Don't Miss the Upside Potential of This Stock

    By Lee Samaha - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: DPSGY, FDX, UPS

    It’s very easy to get caught up in the trap of following quarterly earnings in so much granular data that developments in the long term trends can easily be missed. At times, investors are too quick to expect managements to hit quarterly guidance while not focusing on any strategic changes being made. In the case of FedEx (NYSE: FDX), this would be unfortunate because its numbers reveal some fascinating more »

  • Changes in the Logistic trends

    By Vanina Egea - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, FDX, UPS


    The world economic crisis has hit logistics companies differently. The logistics trend is shifting from priority services such as airline cargos towards cheaper and slower forms of delivery as ground transport. This has affected traditional logistics companies such as FedEx (NYSE: FDX), United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) and CH Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW) in diverse ways. Let’s take a look at each of them for further analysis.

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  • This Freight & Logistics Business Could Deliver a Lot of Value

    By Anh HOANG - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, FDX, UPS

    Con-way (NYSE: CNW) has experienced pretty good returns since the beginning of the year, up nearly 40% to $38.90 per share. All famous investors, including Joel Greenblatt, Jim Simons, and Steven Cohen, have either reduced or exited their positions in the company. However, Barron’s is still bullish on Con-way, believing that it could surge at least 18% to $46 per share. Let’s take a closer look to more »

  • Potential Upside for This Express Delivery Business

    By Anh HOANG - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: DPSGY, FDX, UPS

    Recently, FedEx (NYSE: FDX) released stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings results. The market has sent its shares up by nearly 1.3%, to nearly $101 per share. However, since the beginning of the year, FedEx gained only 9.6%, much less than the S&P 500’s return of 14.2%. Let’s take a closer look to determine whether or not FedEx could be a good buy at its current price more »

  • Why Investors Should Be Cautious Over China

    By Lee Samaha - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, ORCL, PLL

    There are two ways of looking at developments on the macro-economic front.

    The first is to take a top down approach and analyze as much economic data as you can get your hands on. The second is to build up a macro view by aggregating knowledge from looking at a large number of micro sources such as company earnings.

    In this article I want to do the latter and look more »

  • Should You Invest in These 3 Air Freight Companies?

    By Shweta Dubey - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: EXPD, FDX, UPS

    With recovery in the U.S. economy, shipment volumes at freight companies is surging. According to an IATA report, freight volumes are expected to grow 5% per year until 2014, as international trade is likely to grow by 6% annually for the same period. Growth in the freight industry will significantly depend upon Asian countries, as it is estimated that the highest volume of growth -- 12% per year -- will be more »

  • This Week: Three Stocks to Move the Market

    By John Macris - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, RAD, KR

    Equity markets remain in an upward trend as investors approach the halfway point for 2013. Discussions remain centered on the NSA surveillance, with public companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft revealing the number of requests received from local, state, and federal agencies.

    The Federal Reserve is also hosting a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19. Investors are focused on the sustainability of the Fed more »

  • The Best Investments for the Coming Drone Craze

    By Daniel Cawrey - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, GOOG, NOC, TXT

    By 2015, it is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration will begin to allow commercial unmanned flying vehicles, commonly know as drones, to operate within the U.S. airspace. That means there is potential for many publicly-traded companies to boost their revenues as drones take to the skies for security, logistical, and information-gathering purposes.

    Right now, private drone operations are limited to hobbyists that can operate with a ceiling of more »

  • Should Investors Pick FedEx or UPS?

    By Bob Ciura - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, UPS

    U.S. freight companies are commonly viewed as bellwethers for our economy, because the volumes of packages and goods they transport are seen as indicators for the health of corporate and personal spending.

    Curiously, the global economy continues its steady recovery from the depths of the Great Recession, yet FedEx (NYSE: FDX) has underperformed this year both in terms of its stock price and underlying operations. At this point, the more »

  • 4 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week

    By Damon Churchwell - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: ATU, CLC, FDX, JBL

    Among companies releasing May-quarter earnings reports soon, several are industry behemoths with possibility of recovering and a couple in growth stages. An overview of analysts' forecasts and company prospects can provide insight into what to expect. Will profits exceed estimates? What will be in store for beyond the current quarter? Here's the breakdown:

    FedEx might deliver a favorable forecast

    A recent announcement regarding the International Priority airline fleet perked more »

  • A Bargain in the Delivery Business

    By Matthew Frankel - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, FDX, UPS

    Amid the rapid growth of the global delivery market, FedEx (NYSE: FDX) has been fulfilling an ever-larger share of ground deliveries. But while that expansion should yield strong earnings growth for the company going forward, FedEx's shares have dropped more than 5% in the past few weeks. Is this a tremendous buying opportunity, or should prospective investors wait for shares to correct further?

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    The State of FedEx: 2013

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  • Getting You What You Need, When You Need It

    By Nihar Patel - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, SSW, UPS

    It seems unbelievable that there can still be room to move more into a digital society, but as ubiquitous as Internet shopping is there is still a lot of room to grow. Everybody uses Amazon for everything, and yet there are still a lot of brick-and-mortar stores making a profit, if only just barely. Physical goods are still going to be present in our society even if physical media is more »

  • Southeastern's Top Five Stock Picks

    By Marshall Hargrave - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, DTV, FDX, L

    The multi-billion dollar fund manager Mason Hawkins has been the CEO of Southeastern Asset Management since 1975. Hawkins and Southeastern are value investors, looking for three things:  "good business, good people, and a good price." Hawkins also believes in running a concentrated portfolio, generally owning less than 25 stocks. Outlined below are Southeastern's top-five stocks.

    Southeastern's top pick continues to be Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), which makes up more »

  • 3 Global Leaders in the Logistics Industry

    By Victor Selva - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, TNTEY, UPS

    Unlike the companies in my previous article, FedEx (NYSE: FDX), United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) and TNT Express (NASDAQOTH: TNTEY) may be better known by the broader public as they offer logistics and transportation services for individuals, as well as for corporate clients. Some offer more compelling growth prospects and interesting entry points for investors than others. Let's take a look at them and try elucidate which one stands more »

  • How FedEx Stole UPS’ Thunder

    By Sarfaraz Khan - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, TNTEY, UPS

    The second largest U.S. package delivery company, FedEx (NYSE: FDX) , and the world’s largest package-delivery company, the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) or UPS, have delivered contrasting results. While the former reported a rise in revenues and a sharp drop in earnings, the latter saw increasing top and bottom lines – despite the setbacks coming from the failed acquisition bid for the European package delivery giant TNT Express (NASDAQOTH: TNTEYmore »)

  • Can These Stocks Deliver profits?

    By Terry Chrisomalis - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, LEN, UPS

    When we want to ship a package there are only a few options to choose. One of those options is the United States Postal Service, or USPS; an affordable way for those people who don't need to deliver their packages quickly, and want cheaper standard shipping options. But the USPS has seen some problems in funding from the government, and people prefer to use other shipping service methods. 

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  • Why the Online Sales Tax Bill Is All About Logistics

    By Daniel Cawrey - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, FDX, UPS

    The Marketplace Fairness Act is a bill that is making its rounds in Congress this year. It will give states the capability to collect sales taxes from online businesses that aren't physically in their jurisdiction. This could be a boon for state coffers, and it will likely shift the landscape of how online companies do business. 

    Amazon's stance (NASDAQ: AMZN), previously, was against having to collect more »

  • An Elite Hedge Fund Is Looking At These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: BHI, FDX, LOW, LUV, TEL

    With the 13F season up and running, Greenhaven Associates has kept pace with some of their colleagues and has announced their stock holdings. Although at the top of the list we see the same company, Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), a huge boost in Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) catches the eye. The Dallas, TX based carrier has replaced Devon Energy in the top 5 of Greenhaven Associates for the fourth quarter more »

  • Is United Parcel Service A Good Stock To Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, EXPD, FDX, UPS, UTIW

    United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) is coming off of a poor 2012. While the company’s revenue edged up 2% compared to the previous year, its costs increased at a faster rate. In particular, UPS spent $33 billion on compensation and benefits for the year, up from less than $28 billion in 2011, partly due to increases in pension expenses. This was a major contributor to operating income, dropping 78 more »