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July 22, 2013
13:19 EDTUPSEarnings Preview: United Parcel Service sees Q2 EPS $1.13
United Parcel Service (UPS) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Tuesday, July 23 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 $1.13 on revenue of $13.59B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.12-$1.13 on revenue of $13.2B-$13.93B. LAST QUARTER: UPS reported Q1 adjusted EPS of $1.04 against estimates for $1.01 on revenue of $13.43B against estimates for $13.47B. On July 12, UPS lowered its FY13 EPS view to $4.65-$4.85 from $4.80-$5.06, consensus $4.98. Q2 EPS was forecast at $1.13, consensus $1.20. UPS said, "Overcapacity in the global air freight market, increasing customer preference for lower-yielding shipping solutions, and a slowing U.S. industrial economy drove revenue and operating profit below expectations. In addition, UPS experienced some slowing in package volume growth as a result of labor negotiations. We expect the second quarter market trends to persist and UPS is adapting to meet these conditions. Despite downward revisions to economic forecasts for the second half of the year, we anticipate solid profit growth. However, we are reducing guidance for 2013 adjusted diluted EPS to a range of $4.65 to $4.85, a 3%-7% increase over last year." STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been mixed in the weeks leading up to UPSí Q2 earnings report. On July 11, UPS was initiated with a Buy at Buckingham, price target $115. On July 15, three firms, BB&T, Raymond James, and JP Morgan all downgraded UPS citing the slower pace of earnings growth. PRICE ACTION: UPSí shares have gained approximately 3% since Q1 results were released in late April, and reached a 52-week high of $91.78 earlier this month. In early afternoon trading ahead of Tuesday's Q2 report, UPSí shares are down about 0.2%.
News For UPS From The Last 14 Days
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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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