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January 14, 2013
12:58 EDTFDX, UPS, TNTEYUPS advances after abandoning takeover of TNT
UPS (UPS) indicated this morning that it would not acquire Dutch delivery company TNT Express (TNTTY) as previously planned because the E.U. has decided to block the deal over competition concerns. As a result, UPS said that it would pay TNT a EUR200M termination fee. In a note to investors earlier today, Deutsche Bank analyst Justin Yagerman responded to the news by upgrading UPS to Buy from Hold. UPS will likely buy back more shares of its own stock following the termination of the deal, wrote Yagerman, who raised his earnings per share estimates to reflect the expected additional buybacks. The analyst, who added that investors had been cautious about the acquisition, increased his price target on UPS shares to $92 from $83. Similarly, Jefferies analyst Peter Nesvold wrote that UPS would likely buy back a large amount of additional shares or increase its dividend soon. The company could announce such a move after February 5, when the E.U. is expected to announce that it will block the TNT acquisition, wrote the analyst, who maintained a Hold rating on the stock. Meanwhile, Nesvold added that FedEx (FDX) is "extremely unlikely" to launch its own bid for UPS. In early afternoon trading, UPS rose $1.14, or 1.46%, to $79.06, while FedEx added 0.77% to $98.15.
News For UPS;FDX;TNTEY From The Last 14 Days
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May 19, 2015
10:44 EDTUPSUPS to settle alleged civil false claims act violations for $25M
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07:22 EDTUPS, FDXUPS having success with pickup points, WSJ says
Driven by the increase in e-commerce deliveries, UPS (UPS) has been combatting failed deliveries by using package pickup points, called UPS Access Points, like local drug stores, reports the Wall Street Journal. As a result UPS, FedEx (FDX), and DHL are investing in new systems aimed at having e-commerce customers collect orders from these pickup points, the Journal adds. Reference Link
May 15, 2015
12:13 EDTFDXThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
12:07 EDTFDXThird Point reports new stakes in Yum! Brands, FedEx, McKesson
10:01 EDTUPSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aspen Technology (AZPN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Canadian National (CNI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Connecticut Water (CTWS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Hanesbrands (HBI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Impala Platinum (IMPUY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Inovalon (INOV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital... Sovran Self Storage (SSS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Union Pacific (UNP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities... Yum! Brands (YUM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
06:33 EDTFDXJudge denies FedEx motion on drug charges, Reuters says
A judge denied FedEx's motion to dismiss charges that it was involved in distributing controlled substances, according to Reuters. The company is accused by the Justice Department of shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies, the news service stated. Reference Link
05:46 EDTUPSUPS upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
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May 14, 2015
13:28 EDTUPSIncreasing equity options volume
Increasing equity options volume: FCX UPS KSS CHK CSCO AVP YOKU CALM KORS
10:23 EDTUPSUPS May calls active
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May 13, 2015
05:35 EDTTNTEY, FDXFedEx provides update on offer to acquire TNT Express
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May 12, 2015
08:27 EDTUPSU.S. Chamber of Commerce to hold a summit
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07:37 EDTFDXOppenheimer to hold a conference
10th Annual Industrial Growth Conference is being held in New York on May 12-13 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 12 at 8:15 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
06:56 EDTUPSUPS management to meet with William Blair
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