Friday, May 22, 2015

United Parcel Service Inc Equity Research and Analysis

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) delivered earnings that beat analyst expectations on Tuesday, and the market reacted positively by taking the stock above $100. Diluted EPS came in at $1.12 for the quarter -- ahead of analyst estimates of $1.09 -- but that's only part of the story. On closer inspection, there are a few positive takeaways from the results and commentary. Most also reflect positively on FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) -- but one doesn't. Let's take a closer look.

It's worth noting that, despite beating analyst estimates, the company left its full-year guidance unchanged. Management still expects $5.05 to $5.30 in earnings. In a sense, the positive news in the report isn't really about the numbers per se; it's more a matter of how the numbers confirm the directional trends in UPS' business.


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