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June 18, 2014
11:42 EDTFDX, UPSFedEx 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 20, 2014
16:06 EDTUPSUPS notifies customers of potential data compromise, incident resolution
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August 19, 2014
15:57 EDTFDXFedEx pushed to settle drug case as U.S. adds laundering charge, Bloomberg says
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10:28 EDTUPSUPS establishes freight forwarding services in Myanmar
UPS announced the expansion of inbound and outbound air and ocean freight services in Myanmar for the first time. Global customers trading to and from this emerging market will have access to UPS's supply chain technologies and services, which initially will include UPS Air Freight Direct, UPS Air Freight Consolidated, Full Container Load and Less-than Container Load services.
07:37 EDTUPSUPS management to meet with William Blair
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August 15, 2014
15:32 EDTFDXFedEx receives money-laundering charge in altered indictment, Bloomberg reports
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12:12 EDTFDXFedEx falls to session lows, levels to watch
Shares were last at $147.69, trading lower by 1.3% on the day. At that price next support is at $145.47, a pivot low on a closing basis. Resistance is at $148.83.
12:09 EDTFDXFedEx receives money-laundering charge in altered indictment, Bloomberg reports
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August 14, 2014
17:08 EDTFDXSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: CONSOL Energy (CNX), Google (GOOG), Level 3 (LVLT), Time Warner (TWC), and New Oriental (EDU). INCREASED STAKES: YPF SA (YPF), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), AIG (AIG), and American Airlines (AAL). DECREASED STAKES: Teva (TEVA), Liberty Global (LBTYK), Barrick Gold (ABX), EQT (EQT), and Comcast (CMCSA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: FedEx (FDX), Monster Beverage (MNST), Google (GOOGL), Devon Energy (DVN), Marathon Petroleum (MPC).
12:01 EDTFDXThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Rackspace (RAX), Finisar (FNSR), Amgen (AMGN), Ally Financial (ALLY), and AstraZeneca (AZN). INCREASED STAKES: Dollar General (DG) and Dow Chemical (DOW). DECREASED STAKES: FedEx (FDX), Hertz (HTZ), T-Mobile (TMUS) and Intrexon (XON). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Google Class A (GOOGL), Verizon (VZ) and Mondelez (MDLZ).
06:23 EDTUPS, FDXFedEx, UPS brings express services to more China cities, Reuters says
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August 13, 2014
07:29 EDTUPS, FDXUPS, FedEx face new challenges, invest in technology to answer, FT says
Online retailing is driving up traffic volumes and the number of stops needed for both UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX), while also making flows harder to predict, and the shipping giants are making efficiency-boosting investments in technology to avoid a repeat of the type of issues that plagued UPS last Christmas, said Financial Times. Reference Link

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