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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.
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April 24, 2014
06:16 EDTUPSTeamsters override local bargaining units for UPS contract, WSJ reports
The Teamsters union, the national union representing UPS employees, has voted to override three local bargaining units that were holding out on approving parts of a five-year national contract with the company, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
April 23, 2014
15:35 EDTUPSNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:11 EDTUPSEarnings Preview: United Parcel Service shares up 4% since Q4 report
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05:47 EDTFDXFedEx announces Canadian retail expansion
Federal Express Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx, has announced its most comprehensive Canadian retail expansion in the company's history. An agreement has been reached with Home Hardware Stores Limited that allows individual Dealer-Owners the ability to house full-service FedEx Authorized ShipCentres within their stores. This agreement represents the largest opportunity for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground retail growth within Canada to date. In order to meet the needs of Canadian e-consumers, transportation companies are required to offer more proximate "points-of-access" options for drop-off and pick-up services. With close to 1,100 stores across Canada, Home Hardware Dealer-Owners will soon be able to offer FedEx's full suite of domestic and international shipping solutions for their respective communities.
April 14, 2014
10:52 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt results showed signs of recovery, says Wunderlich
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08:37 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt says driver, equipment, insurance costs 'likely' to persist
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08:35 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt expands Simpson's title to Chief Marketing Officer
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08:33 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt reports Q1 EPS 58c, consensus 62c
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April 13, 2014
19:35 EDTFDXNTSB launches go-team to investigate bus and truck collision in California
In response to the bus crash involving a FedEx truck last week, the NTSB issued the following press release on its website on Friday: The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate a crash involving a truck that crossed over the center median of Interstate 5 and collided with a motor coach in Orland, California. Highway Safety Investigator Robert Accetta will serve as the investigator-in-charge, leading a multi-disciplinary team of NTSB personnel. NTSB Board Member Mark Rosekind is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesperson during the on-scene phase of the investigation. Reference Link
April 11, 2014
10:29 EDTFDXTen people die after FedEx truck crashes into bus, USA Today says
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