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January 30, 2013
12:39 EDTUPSEarnings Preview: United Parcel Service sees Q4 domestic volume up 3%
United Parcel Service (UPS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Thursday, January 31 before the market open with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. UPS is a package delivery company and provider of global supply chain management solutions... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.38 on revenue of $14.43B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.30-$1.41 on revenue of $14.12B-$15.43B... LAST QUARTER: UPS reported Q3 adjusted EPS of $1.06 against estimates for $1.06 on revenue of $13.07B against estimates for $13.3B. On its Q3 earnings report, the company guided FY12 EPS to $4.55-$4.65, consensus $4.56. Management forecast a 3% rise in domestic volume in Q4 with a "slight improvement" in international volume. Holiday shipping was seen rising 10% over last yearís level, with 527M packages delivered between Thanksgiving and Christmas. On January 14, UPS abandoned its bid for Dutch delivery company TNT Express because the E.U. decided to block the deal over competition fears... STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been overwhelmingly positive in the weeks leading up to UPSís Q4 earnings report. The stock was upgraded on January 14 and 24 by Avondale and BofA/Merrill, respectively. J.P. Morgan, Sterne Agee, and Atlantic Equities all had positive comments on UPS during the recent quarter... PRICE ACTION: UPS shares have rallied approximately 13% since Q3 results were released in late October, making a fresh 52-week high of $82.76 earlier this month. Since making a 52-week low of $69.56 in mid-November, the stock is up about 17%. In early afternoon trading ahead of Thursday's Q4 report, UPS shares are down almost 1%.
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July 28, 2014
15:47 EDTUPSNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:05 EDTUPSEarnings Preview: UPS shares near 52-week high ahead of Q2 report
United Parcel Service (UPS) is expected to report second quarter earnings on Tuesday, July 29, before the market open with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. UPS is a package delivery company and provider of global supply chain management solutions. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $1.25 on revenue of $14.1B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.18-$1.28 on revenue of $13.91B-$14.29B. LAST QUARTER: UPS reported first quarter EPS of 98c against estimates for $1.08, on revenue of $13.78B against estimates for $13.91B. On its Q1 report, the company forecast FY14 EPS at the low end of the $5.05-$5.30 range, compared to consensus of $5.19. Kurt Kuehn, UPS CFO said, "During the quarter, the momentum of the underlying business was masked by the disruption of inclement weather. We are encouraged by the positive trends in our business and expect the remainder of the year to perform as we originally guided. However, due to the challenging start to 2014, we anticipate diluted earnings per share to be at the low end of our full-year guidance range of $5.05 to $5.30.Ē On its Q1 earnings conference call, management said it expects U.S. economic growth to pick up as 2014 progresses. They noted that the economy in Europe is showing signs of recovery and faster growth, though the pace may slow if situation in Ukraine deteriorates, while economic expansion in Asia has remained steady with mid-single digit growth. They expect FY14 CapEx of $2.5B with the pace of investments to accelerate during the year. They said emerging markets are the next step in the company's growth. On June 6, UPS named David Abney as its new CEO and appointed him to the board. STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been mixed in the weeks leading up to UPSís Q2 earnings report. This morning in a note to investors, Bernstein analyst David Vernon said he expects an in-line quarter at UPS with improvement in underlying domestic margins. Shares were rated Outperform. On July 21, Barclays reiterated its Overweight rating on UPS and raised its price target on shares to $120. The firm expects UPS' Q2 results to demonstrate the company's favorable growth potential. PRICE ACTION: UPS shares have traded modestly higher since Q1 results were released and approached their 52-week high of $105.37 earlier this month. The stock has gained over 17% over the past twelve months. In afternoon trading ahead of Tuesday's Q2 report, UPS shares are down almost 1.5%.
13:00 EDTUPSUPS technical commentary ahead of earnings
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July 18, 2014
11:35 EDTUPSUPS expands early morning delivery coverage
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July 15, 2014
10:32 EDTUPSUPS increases presence in Brazil by opening 9 facilities
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