Friday, October 24, 2014

Time to Buy UPS Stock?

Investors in United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS  ) could be forgiven for wondering what has happened to their stock. The company, alongside key rival FedEx (NYSE: FDX  ) , has long been known for being a play on global growth, but many of the underlying assumptions behind this view have changed in recent years. In short, UPS faces challenges and opportunities that make it a different investment proposition than you might think. It's time to look at the pros and cons of buying stock in UPS.

Source: United Parcel Service.

United Parcel Service faces changes

Recently, I've taken a look at the key fundamentals from UPS' earnings report and conference call, as well as the bullish and bearish cases for the stock. My key argument in this series is that, since 2008, the investment proposition behind buying UPS, and FedEx, has changed relative to previous recoveries. The three reasons are as follows


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