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March 19, 2014
11:27 EDTFDX, UPSFedEx shares bounce back despite lowering outlook due to weather
Shares of delivery giant FedEx (FDX) were down in pre-market trading after the company reported lower than expected third quarter revenue and earnings per share and lowered its FY14 outlook. Shares have bounced back and are down just slightly in morning trading as investors appear to be attributing the earnings miss as due to the severe winter weather, as the company explained. WHAT'S NEW: FedEx said that the unusually severe winter storms throughout the third quarter disrupted operations, decreased shipping volume and increased costs and impacted year-over-year operating income by an estimated $125M. For this reason, the company reported lower than anticipated third quarter earnings per share of $1.23, versus analysts' consensus estimate of $1.46. Third quarter revenue of $11.3B missed analysts' expectation of $11.43B. FedEx lowered its fourth quarter and FY14 guidance also due to the weather. FedEx now sees FY14 EPS of $6.55 to $6.80, which compares to the consensus forecast of $6.90 prior to its report. Still, FedEx asserted that the $1.6B profit improvement plan at FedEx Express remains on track despite the near-term impact of weather and that its accelerated stock repurchase program reflects its confidence in achieving its goals. ANALYST OPINION: On March 7, Citigroup lowered its third quarter earnings estimate for FedEx to $1.45 from $1.55, which was below the consensus at that time, to reflect the impact from severe winter weather. Citi believed FedEx's underlying fundamentals held up well in the quarter, however, and it reiterated a Buy rating on the stock. On March 17, Stephens lowered its forecast for FedEx's third quarter earnings per share from $1.72 to $1.34, which was well below the Street consensus, and also cited the extreme winter weather as the culprit. However, Stephens said it would use any weakness in the shares following an earnings miss to add to or start positions and the firm maintained its Overweight rating and $169 price target on the stock. This morning following the report from FedEx, Wells Fargo calculated that management's estimate of the $125M impact of adverse weather equated to about 26c per FedEx share, making the company's adjusted EPS closer to $1.49 than the $1.23 GAAP figure it reported. PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, shares of FedEx were down slightly by 8c, or 0.06%, to $138.49. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of FedEx peer United Parcel Service (UPS) were virtually unchanged in morning trading.
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September 17, 2014
08:54 EDTFDXFedEx expects to spend $1.2B on CapEx in FY15, with 90% for capacity
08:42 EDTFDXFedEx expects EPS, revenue growth assuming stable fuel prices, economic growth
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07:33 EDTFDXFedEx Express reports Q1 revenue of $6.86B, up 4% from a year ago
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07:32 EDTFDXFedEx reaffirms FY15 EPS view $8.50-$9.00, consensus $8.84
The outlook assumes no net year-over-year fuel impact and continued moderate economic growth. The capital spending forecast for fiscal 2015 remains $4.2B. “FedEx reported strong first quarter results, as all three of our transportation segments drove higher revenues and improved profitability year over year,” said Alan B. Graf, Jr., FedEx Corp. executive vice president and CFO. “Our profit improvement programs are progressing as planned and we continue to expect strong earnings growth this year.”
07:31 EDTFDXFedEx says share buybacks benefitted Q1 earnings by 15c per share
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07:31 EDTFDXFedEx reports Q1 EPS $2.10, consensus $1.96
Reports Q1 revenue $11.7B, consensus $11.48B. “FedEx Corp. is off to an outstanding start in fiscal 2015, thanks to very strong performance at FedEx Ground, solid volume and revenue increases at FedEx Freight and healthy growth in U.S. domestic volume at FedEx Express,” said Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corp. chairman, president and CEO. “More customers are relying on FedEx because they appreciate the competitive advantages provided by our broad portfolio of solutions.”
September 16, 2014
17:02 EDTFDXFedEx subsidiaries to increase shipping rates in 2015
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16:00 EDTFDXFedEx technical comments ahead of results
Shares have outperformed in the last three months, trading up over 10%. The trading range in the same period has been contained between $146 at the low and $155 at the top, the latter being close to the life high. On stronger than expected news, the shares could easily top life highs, opening up a range of $156 to $165 depending on the degree of positive surprise. Without resistance, there may be room for an upside surprise in price. If the shares break the low at $146, the technical picture for the stock could change considerably. A break below $145 would put the current uptrend in jeopardy. Additional supports below are at $140.27 and $135.49 on an extreme move lower.
15:14 EDTFDXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:39 EDTFDXFedEx September 155 straddle priced for 3% move into Q1
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08:43 EDTUPSUPS expects to hire 90K-95K seasonal employees
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September 15, 2014
11:40 EDTUPSUPS management to meet with BB&T
Meetings to be held in Los Angeles on September 17 and in Denver on September 18 hosted by BB&T.
08:33 EDTFDXFedEx September volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
FedEx September call option implied volatility is at 34, October is at 19, January is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results before the market open on September 17.
07:40 EDTFDXFactors working in FedEx favor in first quarter of 'turnaround' year, WSJ says
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07:32 EDTFDXFedEx should report solid Q1 results, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer raised its Q1 estimates for FedEx slightly above consensus levels, as the firm expects the company to benefit from strong consumer e-commerce sales, improving B2B package volumes, and continued margin expansion in Express. The firm raised its price target on the name to $172 from $168 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
September 12, 2014
07:53 EDTFDX, UPSUPS squeezed by growth of e-commerce, power of Amazon, WSJ says
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September 11, 2014
09:37 EDTUPSActive equity options trading on open
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September 9, 2014
14:43 EDTFDXFedEx September volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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13:51 EDTUPSNTSB finds UPS flight 1354 crashed due to 'unstabilized approach'
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07:50 EDTUPSExecutives' Club of Chicago to hold a luncheon meeting
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