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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 year’s 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 UPS’s 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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October 12, 2015
08:06 EDTUPSUPS expands UPS Worldwide Express service
UPS is expanding its UPS Worldwide Express service to more than 41,000 new postal codes around the world, creating earlier guaranteed-delivery options for customers that previously had only end-of-day guarantees. The company already delivers more packages internationally and offers more guaranteed small-package delivery options than any other integrated logistics company. The service is part of the UPS Express portfolio, which offers three guaranteed time-of-day delivery options that include customs clearance. The UPS Express portfolio features: Express Plus for early-morning delivery to 27 countries; Express for midday delivery to 65 countries; Express Saver for end-of-day delivery to 220 countries and territories; Starting Oct. 19, UPS Worldwide Express service will be available in all of the new postal codes. This is the largest one-time expansion of the service in its history.
October 6, 2015
06:17 EDTUPSFedEx, UPS raise surcharges amid fuel price drop, WSJ reports
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October 2, 2015
12:23 EDTUPSSupply chain issues impact Pratt & Whitney production this summer, WSJ says
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08:03 EDTUPSConcerns about XPO Logistics 'rather overblown,' says Stifel
After meeting with XPO's (XPO) senior management and attending a Q&A session held by its CEO, Stifel says that the Con-way deal will enable the company to compete in new markets and should create "a lot more value over time" than the UPS (UPS)-Coyote deal. The firm is very upbeat on XPO's management team. It keeps a $62 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
07:35 EDTUPSUPS lobbies EU against FedEx-TNT merger, Bloomberg says
UPS (UPS) is lobbying to the EU against FedEx's (FDX) offer to acquire TNT Express (TNTEY), Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the EU's investigation of the proposed FedEx-TNT tie-up. UPS' proposal to acquire TNT Express was blocked by the EU two years ago, the report says. Reference Link
06:20 EDTUPSEU may demand concessions in FedEx, TNT merger, WSJ reports
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October 1, 2015
06:10 EDTUPSUPS to take minority stake in tech startup Ally Commerce, WSJ reports
UPS is investing in Ally Commerce, a tech startup that bypasses middlemen and allows brand manufacturers to set up websites and sell directly to consumers, The Wall Street Journal reports. UPS is set to take a minority stake in the startup, though exact terms of the investment have not been disclosed. Reference Link
September 29, 2015
09:34 EDTUPSDetroit Economic Club to hold a luncheon meeting
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