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June 18, 2014
11:42 EDTUPS, FDXFedEx hits 52-week high after results top expectations
Shares of package delivery company FedEx (FDX) hit a fresh 52-week high after the company's fourth quarter results beat analysts' consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, FedEx reported Q4 earnings per share of $2.46 and revenue of $11.8B, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.36 and $11.66B, respectively. The company posted Express segment revenue of $7B vs. $6.98B last year, Freight segment revenue of $1.55B-$1.39B last year and Ground segment revenue of $3.01B vs. $2.78B last year. The company said Ground average daily volume grew 8% in the quarter, primarily driven by growth in e-commerce. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company forecast fiscal 2015 EPS of $8.50-$9.00, compared to consensus of $8.76. This outlook assumes continued moderate economic growth. Capital spending for the year is expected to be around $4.2B. CFO Alan B. Graf, Jr. expects FY15 results to benefit from "base performance improvement and ongoing execution of our profit improvement initiatives at FedEx Express, continued profitable growth at FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, and our share repurchase program. We remain committed to improving earnings, cash flows, returns on invested capital and returns to shareowners, with the most recent example of the latter being our announced 33% increase in the quarterly dividend." On its earnings conference call, FedEx said it anticipates revenue and earnings growth from ongoing improvements in all of the company's transportation segments with moderate global economic growth driving volume and yield increases. Its goal is to achieve annual double-digit operating margins for the total company in the near future. The company sees U.S. GDP growth for calendar year 2014 of 2.2%. FedEx expects to complete its share repurchase program this year and said it is "always" looking for acquisitions. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, FedEx rose $6.53, or about 4.7%, to $146.86 on heavy trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $147.90. Including today's advance, the stock is up approximately 47% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: FedEx's main competitor, United Parcel Service (UPS), is up about 0.5% to $102.12.
News For FDX;UPS From The Last 14 Days
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August 27, 2015
16:41 EDTUPSUPS, Cargojet enter long-term air cargo services agreement
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August 23, 2015
17:40 EDTFDXJudge sends FedEx driver lawsuit back to trial court, Bloomberg says
A federal appeals court has sent a dispute over the employment status of FedEx drivers back to trial court, saying a jury must decide whether the drivers are independent contractors or full-fledged employees, reports Bloomberg. The verdict gives FedEx another chance to defend its practices, according to the report. Reference Link
August 21, 2015
06:34 EDTFDXFedEx to launch EUR 8.00 bid for TNT Express on Aug. 24
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August 20, 2015
17:52 EDTFDX, UPSUPS pilots President issues statement on FedEx/ALPA tentative agreement
The following statement is from Captain Robert Travis, President of the Independent Pilots Association regarding the tentative pilot labor agreement between FedEx (FDX) and ALPA: "We congratulate our pilot peers and FedEx on reaching a new tentative collective bargaining agreement. While we have not seen the details, the IPA will refrain from commenting on the merits of the tentative agreement until the ALPA ratification process has been completed. If approved, however, the FedEx pilot contract will bring labor peace to our largest competitor. In sharp contrast, UPS (UPS) management has created a bitter standoff with its pilot employees, unnecessarily dragging out contract talks for four years. UPS must not allow itself to be left behind by FedEx. The IPA calls on UPS management to work with its pilots to expeditiously achieve an agreement."
17:33 EDTFDXFedEx reaches tentative agreement with Air Line Pilots Association
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12:05 EDTFDXBoeing reports eight new orders in weekly update
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08:18 EDTUPSUPS management to meet with UBS
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August 18, 2015
14:01 EDTUPSUPS completes Coyote Logistics acquisition
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06:39 EDTUPS, FDXUSPS boosts same-day delivery to compete with FedEx, UPS, Amazon, WSJ says
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August 14, 2015
10:50 EDTUPS, FDXCiti says FedEx outlook still positive despite headwinds
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08:14 EDTUPS, FDXFedEx multiple remains well below UPS, says Citi
Citi analyst Christian Wetherbee lists reasons to buy shares of FedEx (FDX) in a note to investors this morning. The stock's multiple remains "compelling" and well below peer UPS (UPS), while the shipping giant is highly levered to e-commerce growth, Wetherbee writes. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on FedEx with a $205 price target.
06:21 EDTFDXEU to rule on FedEx, TNT deal by January 13, Reuters reports
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