Saturday, November 22, 2014

The bullish case for United Parcel Service

United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS  ) investors will have been pleased to see the stock rising after a solid set of results. I've already covered the key points on the third-quarter earnings, and then looked at the five things that management wants you to know about the company's prospects. Now it's time to look at the company purely from the perspective of an investor looking to buy the stock. In doing so, I'll outline the three reasons the stock could start to play catch-up with its rival FedEx (NYSE: FDX  ) and the market in 2014.



UPS Chart

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E-commerce brings challenges and opportunities

The reasons for the underperformance of UPS relative to FedEx have already been discussed in more detail. Simply put, UPS was harder hit than FedEx by the severe winter weather last year. However, one development that affects both companies is the burgeoning development of e-commerce deliveries, and in particular, from business to consumer, or B2C, channels.


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