United Parcel Service

  • Are These 3 Stocks Worth Buying?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: EXPD, FDX, UPS

    United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) is widely known as a safe and shareholder-friendly investment, but it's possible that one of its peers might present a better opportunity. 

    Getting ahead of itself
    If you compare UPS' all-time stock movement to FedEx (NYSE: FDX) and Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ: EXPD), you’re not going to be overly impressed. The chart below demonstrates: 

    UPS data by YCharts

    However, we need to more »

  • The Emissions “Game Changer” You Shouldn't Miss

    By Reuben Brewer - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CLNE, UPS, WM

    United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) recently called natural gas a “game changer” for vehicle emissions. That's true, and companies like UPS, Waste Management (NYSE: WM), and Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE) are ahead of the curve.

    Garbage collection relies on a large number of vehicles that perform the same tasks every day on a regular basis. Large numbers of garbage trucks are owned by individual companies and normally all more »

  • Has This Industry Finally Gone Mainstream?

    By Robert Hanley - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, SSYS, UPS

    3D printing is probably still foreign to a lot of of people, at least relative to paper printing, despite a shout-out from the President during his latest State of the Union address. 3D printers create objects by “printing” successive layers of resin or thermoplastic material onto a base, according to design files that are input to an attached computer system.  While the primary users of the machines have been manufacturing more »

  • What Industry Will Tomorrow's Jobs Come From?

    By Wes Patoka - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, SSYS, UPS

    We are entering a new age of manufacturing, with 3D printing technology changing the way that we produce everything from prosthetic limbs to houses. Designers can now build and tweak blueprints digitally and then implement them instantaneously. This allows manufacturers to waste less time waiting for molds to be produced before creating prototypes and production models.

    Two big players

    3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) are two of more »

  • Changes in Logistic Trends

    By Vanina Egea - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, FDX, UPS

    The world economic crisis has hit logistics companies differently. The logistics trend is shifting from priority services, such as airlines, towards cheaper and slower forms of delivery like 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 for further analysis.

    UPS: The e-commerce solution

    UPS, as more »

  • Will the First Self-Driving Car Be a Truck?

    By Paul Sangrey - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, GM, GOOG, TM, UPS

    Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has made headlines as it acheives greater and greater successes with its self-driving cars. However, one of the cars' main problems is that they currently cost more than a Ferrari. Google can easily afford that, but the general public cannot. As time goes forward, the costs should come down through economies of scale, but a self-driving car will at least be highly expensive in the short run more »

  • 2 Carriers that Deliver and One That Doesn't

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, FWRD, UPS

    With an increasing number of people choosing to shop online, delivery companies are handling higher volume. That helps make up for a reduction in the amount of mail being sent, due to an increasing digital world. But before you buy just any carrier company, size really does matter in this sector.

    FedEx's increased fleet is good for business

    FedEx (NYSE: FDX) recently bought 1,900 lightweight Reach vehicles, which more »

  • Are These 4 Post-Earning Movers A Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: INFY, UPS, WBMD, WFC

    Earnings season has official begun, and there were several companies that either reported earnings or provided preliminary earnings, which created a significant amount of stock movement. In this piece, I am looking at the most volatile of stocks on Friday, determining if any are a post-earnings buy.

    Solid Quarter, But Worthy Of A Premium?

    Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has the largest market capitalization of any bank in the U.S more »

  • Is FedEx an Ackman Pick?

    By Anh HOANG - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: DPSGY, FDX, UPS

    FedEx (NYSE: FDX) has recently risen by 4.4% to more than $103.10 per share on the market, marking the company's biggest one-day gain since October last year. Since the beginning of the year, the company’s stock price has increased nearly 11.6%, lower than the S&P 500’s gain of more than 17.8%. The recent one-day gain was due to the rumor that activist more »

  • Is There Any Spice in the Airfreight Sector?

    By Zain Abbas - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: EXPD, FDX, UPS

    No airfreight stock has been able to beat the market since the start of this year. United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) has seen the most appreciation of 18%, which is less than S&P 500's +20% performance for the year. This performance has not come as a surprise. Airfreight trends have decelerated throughout 2Q13, with particular weakness noted within the Asia region and on Asia-to-Europe trade routes.

    Most recently more »

  • Are These 4 Post-Earning Movers a Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: INFY, UPS, WBMD, WFC

    Earnings season has officially begun, and there were several companies that either reported earnings or provided preliminary earnings, which created a significant amount of stock movement. In this piece, I am looking at the most volatile of stocks on Friday, determining if any are a post-earnings buy.

    Solid Quarter, But Worthy of a Premium?

    Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has the largest market capitalization of any bank in the U.S more »

  • Can Shipping Companies Survive the Web?

    By Stephanie Faris - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, UPS, WMT

    When the Internet first went mainstream, it seemed the post office would thrive. Online shopping would generate enough packages to make up for consumers who would now be communicating via the web.

    Nearly two decades later, the impact of the Internet is still being felt. The United States Postal Service (USPS) regularly reports giant-size shortfalls, including almost $16 billion in losses last year. The world is quick to blame competition more »

  • FedEx or UPS: A Rivalry Worthy of Your Attention

    By Jordan Wathen - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, FDX, UPS

    Bill Ackman can’t stay out of the headlines. This week Reuters reported that the hedge fund manager may be raising a $1 billion fund to invest in FedEx (NYSE: FDX). While we can’t help but get excited about a big investment from a Wall Street titan, a big institutional investor isn't reason to make an investment. 

    Let's see what the two delivery giants have to offer more »

  • The Expense of Shipping

    By Tyler Wofford - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, FDX, UPS

    In American society, people have just a couple of options for how to ship packages. Is one cheaper than the other? What about performance? Is there more opportunity surrounding companies that provide business to these businesses? 

    Who is there?

    You have seen the commercials, ads and trucks. FedEx (NYSE: FDX) has definitely made a name for itself despite its largest competitor being 2.5 times as large. We know about more »

  • Is This Bellwether Company a Buy?

    By tarun bachhawat - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: DPSGY, FDX, UPS

    FedEx (NYSE: FDX) is a bellwether of the economy because of its global presence and size. It recently reported its earnings and gave weak guidance, therefore making it evident that the economy remains weak. With a weak outlook from the company let's analyze what to expect from the company and check what it offers investors.  

    Number crunching 

    FedEx reported quarterly earnings of $2.13 a share, beating analysts’ estimates more »

  • Why This Small Shipping Company Is Worth Considering

    By Matthew Frankel - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, FWRD, UPS

    While the parcel delivery industry certainly has its share of big players in United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) and FedEx (NYSE: FDX), sometimes it pays to look deeper and examine some of the smaller players in a segment dominated by a few companies. On that note, I’d like to take a look at Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD), which offers surface transportation and logistics services in North America. With very more »

  • FedEx: One Mail Service That Thrives In The Good Times And The Bad

    By Rupert Nicholson - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, UPS

    A Global Presence

    A couple of weeks ago, FedEx (NYSE: FDX) retired its last B727. While this type of aircraft is no longer needed, there will always be a need for a mail service, in good times and bad.  The company barely felt the effects of the recession as although its net income dropped off in 2009, it quickly returned to its usual levels in 2010. FedEx's large, global more »

  • Is This Stock a Buy at Today’s Prices?

    By Michael Weber - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, EXPD, FDX, UPS

    Lately, I’ve been working on an article about companies with strong competitive advantages. Part of the research for this involved making a list of dividend growth stocks that have a wide moat rating from Morningstar. As a part of the article, I was planning on doing a brief summary of some companies that were close to a five star rating. During this process, I stumbled across C.H. Robinson 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

    Logistics

    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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