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January 17, 2014
12:12 EDTJBHT, UPS, FDX, ABFS, CNWUPS, Con-way warnings weigh on transportation stocks
Shares of a number of transportation companies are dropping after two of the companies in the sector, UPS (UPS) and Con-way (CNW), pre-announced weaker than expected results. WHAT'S NEW: UPS and Con-way - which provide transportation and supply chain management services - both said that they faced challenges over the last several weeks of the fourth quarter. UPS, which pre-announced its results this morning, stated that it was hurt by the compressed holiday shopping season. The company said the "unprecedented" level of online shopping featured a surge of orders at the very end of the season. As a result of these last minute orders, UPS stated that it had to take "extraordinary measures" that included the deployment of additional equipment and people. UPS estimated that its fourth quarter earnings per share would be $1.25, versus analysts' consensus estimate of $1.43. The company predicted that its fiscal 2013 earnings per share, excluding certain items, would be $4.57, versus the consensus estimate of $4.75. Meanwhile, Con-way said that its expenses generated by employee benefits and cargo claims were higher than expected in the fourth quarter, particularly during December. In addition, its operating efficiencies were lower than anticipated, primarily due to poor weather late in the quarter, the company stated. Con-way estimated that its fourth quarter earnings per share would "approximate" 21c, versus the consensus estimate of 39c. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, UPS fell 1.9% to $98.50 and FedEx (FDX) lost 0.5% to $141. Meanwhile, Con-way shares fell 3% to $40, trucker J.B. Hunt (JBHT) dropped 1.15% to $77.60, and another trucking company, Arkansas Best (ABFS), sank 3.5% to $34.10.
News For UPS;CNW;FDX;JBHT;ABFS From The Last 14 Days
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November 21, 2014
08:59 EDTFDXFedEx price target raised to $179 from $149 at Bernstein
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November 20, 2014
15:25 EDTUPSUPS says company has not be been contacted by Ackman, Bloomberg reports
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10:45 EDTUPSRumor: UPS moves up on activist investor speculation
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November 19, 2014
07:23 EDTUPS, FDXFedEx, UPS preparing for earlier holiday rush after last year, WSJ says
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November 18, 2014
10:10 EDTUPSUPS management to meet with Stephens
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November 17, 2014
17:36 EDTUPSUPS says any unplanned surge during holiday may cost customers, Reuters says
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November 14, 2014
16:58 EDTFDXThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Alibaba (BABA), eBay (EBAY), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Shire (SHPG), and Parker Hannifin (PH). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Amgen (AMGN), EQT (EQT), Sensata (ST), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). DECREASED STAKES: Williams Cos (WMB), Ally Financial (ALLY), Cheniere Energy (LNG), YPF (YPF), and FedEx (FDX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: AIG (AIG), T-Mobile (TMUS), Rackspace (RAX), Hertz (HTZ), and Citrix Systems (CTXS).
15:56 EDTUPSUPS to hold a webcast
UPS Retiree Webcast is being held on November 17 at 3:30 pm. Webcast Link
November 13, 2014
14:28 EDTUPSUPS confirms FY14 adjusted EPS view $4.90-$5.00, consensus $4.96
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13:54 EDTUPSUPS sees repurchasing over $15B over next five years
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13:31 EDTUPSUPS down 1% as analyst day meeting continues
UPS gave FY15 and long-term guidance during the meeting.
13:30 EDTUPSUPS targets EPS growth of 9%-13% from 2015-2019
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13:25 EDTUPSUPS sees FY15 U.S. Domestic revenue up 5%-6%
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13:21 EDTUPSUPS sees FY15 EPS $5.45-$5.70, consensus $5.71
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November 10, 2014
18:05 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt sees FY15 operating income up 11%-14%, consensus $3.71
Sees FY15 revenue up 9%-12%, consnesus $6.88B. Sees FY15 interest expense up 3%-5%. Sees FY15 CapEx $640M. Guidance from presentation slides.
07:20 EDTJBHTRW Baird to hold a conference
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07:12 EDTFDXCA Technologies to hold a conference
CA World 2014 is being held in Las Vegas on November 9-12.

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