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    Earnings Report

    Why Most Analysts Have a ‘Hold’ Opinion on United Parcel Service

    Of the 27 analysts covering UPS, four analysts (14.8%) recommended a “strong buy” for UPS stock.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    XPO’s Better-than-Expected 3Q16 Earnings Impress Markets

    XPO Logistics (XPO) released its 3Q16 earnings on November 2, 2016, after markets closed.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing UPS’s 3Q15 Performance, Expansions, and Acquisitions

    United Parcel Service (UPS) continued to perform as expected and recorded its third consecutive quarter of improved earnings per share growth.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    Why Analysts Recommend ‘Hold’ for CHRW

    Of the 22 analysts covering C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), four (18%) have recommended “strong buy,” three (14%) have recommended “buy,” 12 (54%) have recommended “hold,” and three (14%) have recommended “sell.”

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why United Parcel Service’s International Revenues Rose in 2Q17

    UPS’s International Package volumes in 2Q17 rose 5.6% to 2.9 million average daily packages from 2.7 million average daily packages in 2Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did FedEx Grow into One of the Largest Logistics Giants?

    In the international arena, FedEx primarily competes with DHL, United Parcel Service (UPS), and foreign postal authorities.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    UPS and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Simplicity in Trade?

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Is the FedEx-TNT Deal a Threat to UPS?

    FedEx (FDX) offered to purchase TNT Express for an all-cash deal of $4.8 billion. The deal aims to provide FedEx with a strong hold in the European market.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    UPS Missed 4Q15 Revenue Estimates but Beat Earnings Estimates

    United Parcel Service (UPS) reported 4Q15 earnings on February 2, 2016. The company missed analyst revenue estimates but beat earnings estimates.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did UPS’s International Segment Perform in 2014?

    Revenue for United Parcel Service’s (UPS) International segment rose 4.5% in 2014 to $12,988 million, from $12,429 million in 2013. Growth was led by a recovery in Europe.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Will UPS Deliver in the 2015 Holiday Season?

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    UPS and the Coyote Logistics Deal: New Capabilities and Synergies

    UPS expects its acquisition of Coyote Logistics to provide high-tech light entry into the truckload brokerage market and help manage its backhaul capacity.

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    Earnings Report

    UPS’s Domestic Segment: Assessing 3Q15 Performance

    In 3Q15, UPS’s domestic segment saw a strong 1.9% YoY growth in revenues, reaching $8.86 billion, due to strong base-rate improvements.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at UPS’s Stock Performance

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    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Is UPS Valued Compared to Its Peers?

    UPS’s forward PE ratio stands at 17.1x compared to its current PE ratio of 22.3. Analysts are expecting UPS’s earnings to grow in the next four quarters.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Is FedEx Valued Compared to Its Peers?

    Currently, FedEx’s (FDX) forward PE ratio stands at 13.53x. Its current PE ratio is 34.8.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Fund Managers

    Hedge Funds Were Right about Air Freight and Courier Services

    1Q15 aggregate filings from institutional investors revealed a net bearish position in stocks belonging to the air freight and logistics industry.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Earnings Report

    FedEx Stock before Fiscal 2Q18 Earnings Release

    FedEx (FDX) is slated to announce its fiscal 2Q18 earnings after the market closes on December 19, 2017. On December 12, FDX stock closed at $238.60, hovering near its 52-week high of $241.30.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    How FedEx’s Stock Performed in Expectation of the Holiday Season

    In the last three months of the year, marking the peak holiday season, FedEx’s (FDX) stock has declined by 4.5%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How the TNT Cyberattacks Could Affect FedEx’s Future Dividend Growth

    There was no mention of dividends in FedEx’s fiscal 1Q18 earnings conference call, and its stock buybacks were significantly lower ($86.0 million) in fiscal 1Q18.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing UPS’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers

    United Parcel Service’s (UPS) forward dividend yield of 3.1% is the highest in its peer group.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt Stock Plunged ~5% after Q1 Earnings Missed Estimates

    J.B. Hunt plunged ~5% in the extended trading session on April 15 after the company reported lower-than-expected first-quarter 2019 results.

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    Earnings Report

    Higher Freight Rates to Drive J.B. Hunt’s First-Quarter Earnings

    J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) is expected to report its first-quarter earnings results on April 15.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FedEx Appoints Don Colleran as Express President and CEO

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UPS Hikes Its Dividend

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    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FedEx Plunges 2.5% after President and COO Bronczek Resigns

    Shares of FedEx fell 2.5% on February 15 after the company revealed that its president and COO, David Bronczek, had decided to step down.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt Shares Rose 6% after Strong Q4 Results

    J.B. Hunt Transport shares gained ~6% in the extended trading session on January 17 after the company reported its fourth-quarter results.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FedEx to Buy Flying Cargo’s International Express Unit

    FedEx (FDX) is acquiring Flying Cargo Group’s delivery and logistics business to expand its global operations.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Why Higher Crude Oil Prices Are a Concern for US Trucking

    The EIA anticipates Brent spot prices will average $72 per barrel in 2018 and $71 per barrel in 2019.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Trump Talks Trade with Mexico: Truckers Optimistic

    The US trucking industry is keeping a close eye on President Trump’s trade agreement with Mexico since there’s so much at stake.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s Q3 Dividend and Its History

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.46 per share on August 9, maintaining its 25-year payout streak.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Analyst Recommendations for EXPD after Second-Quarter Earnings

    Of the 14 analysts covering EXPD stock, ten of them have recommended a “hold,” and one has recommended a “buy.”

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Expeditors International Beat Q2 Estimates, Stock Zigzags

    Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD) beat analysts’ adjusted EPS estimate of $0.78 by $0.01 for the second quarter.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    EXPD’s Second-Quarter Earnings Beat Estimates, Stock Zigzags

    Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD) reported its Q2 earnings on August 7. Adjusted EPS was $0.79, beating the $0.78 estimate.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Recommendations for XPO Logistics before Q2 Earnings

    Currently, 20 analysts are covering XPO stock. Four (20%) of them are bullish and have rated it a “strong buy.”

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why XPO Could Beat Analysts’ Q2 2018 Earnings Estimate

    For XPO, analysts estimate adjusted EPS of $0.98 in the second quarter. That’s a 63.3% growth rate YoY (year-over-year).

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt Transport’s ICS Segment’s Revenue Growth

    J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ (JBHT) ICS (Integrated Capacity Solutions) segment reported blockbuster growth in the second quarter.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing C.H. Robinson’s and Peers’ Valuation

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) is concentrating on the growth of its transportation and logistics businesses through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Analyzing C.H. Robinson’s Stock Trends

    In the last ten years, C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) has raised its dividend per share from $0.88 to $1.84 and has paid dividends consistently.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Navisphere: C.H. Robinson’s Technology Backbone

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s (CHRW) Navisphere is a proprietary global technology platform that matches customer requirements with supplier capabilities to fit customers’ needs.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    C.H. Robinson’s Sourcing Business, Robinson Fresh

    Since C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s (CHRW) inception in 1905, the company has been in the business of sourcing fresh produce.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding C.H. Robinson’s Global Forwarding Business

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s (CHRW) Global Forwarding business provides ocean and air freight services and customs brokerage through its contracts with independent agents and its global network of offices.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    C.H. Robinson’s North American Surface Transport Segment

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s (CHRW) NAST (North American Surface Transport) segment provides truckload, LTL (less-than-truckload), and intermodal freight transportation services across North America.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside C.H. Robinson’s Competition and Growth Strategy

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) is the largest third-party logistics provider in the world.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    C.H. Robinson: Solid Business Growth through Acquisitions

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) went public in 1997. Soon after, the company went on an acquisition spree to further its business interests in new geographies.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    C.H. Robinson: Down Memory Lane

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) is a 113-year-old transportation and logistics service company.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    How Is FedEx Progressing in the TNT Express Integration?

    FedEx (FDX) expects TNT Express integration expenses to be ~$450.0 million for fiscal 2019.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    What’s behind FedEx Express’s Revenue Growth?

    In this article, we’ll consider FedEx’s (FDX) Express segment’s performance in the fourth quarter.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FedEx Raised Its Quarterly Dividend 30%

    FedEx (FDX) announced a 30% increase in its quarterly cash dividend on June 11. The quarterly cash dividend of $0.65 per share is payable on July 9.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Analysts’ Views on XPO Logistics and Its Peers

    In this article, we’ll look at analysts’ recommendations for XPO Logistics (XPO).

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why XPO Logistics Stock Is Trending Upward in 2018

    XPO Logistics (XPO) is the third-largest road carrier in the United States based on fleet size.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Parcel Service: Q2 2018 Dividend Announcement and History

    On May 10, United Parcel Service (UPS) announced its regular quarterly dividend of $0.91 per share.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Consumer

    Expeditors International’s Blockbuster 1Q18 Sends Stock up 8%

    The United States’ premier road transportation (JBHT) company, Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD), announced its 1Q18 earnings today.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Unum Group: S&P 500’s Top Loss on May 2

    Unum Group, which provides supplemental insurance coverage in the workplace, was the S&P 500’s top loss on Wednesday.

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    Earnings Report

    XPO Beat 1Q18 Estimates, but Higher Operating Costs Hurt Stock

    XPO Logistics reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.61, which surpassed analysts’ estimate of $0.51.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Will C.H. Robinson Worldwide Beat Revenues in 1Q18?

    Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimate that C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) will report revenues of $3.8 billion in 1Q18.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    C.H. Robinson’s Stock Performance ahead of 1Q18 Earnings

    C.H Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), a 113-year-old trucking company, is set to announce its 1Q18 earnings on May 2.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How XPO Logistics Views Its Global Forwarding Business

    XPO provides global forwarding services for domestic, international, and cross-border shipments and views this as a $150.0 billion industry.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XPO Logistics: A Brief Company Overview

    XPO Logistics (XPO) stock closed at $98.66 on March 27, 2018, which was lower than its 52-week high of $106.20.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FedEx: Insights into Its Past Dividends

    On February 16, 2018, FedEx (FDX) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its common stock.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Parcel Service’s Dividend Yield Compared to Its Peers

    Among its peers, UPS has the highest forward dividend yield of 3.3%. In the past three years, its forward dividend yield has risen steadily.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Parcel Service: Some History on Its Dividends

    On February 8, 2018, United Parcel Service (UPS), the world’s largest parcel delivery company, announced a 10% rise in its quarterly dividend.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    US Tax Reforms: An Opportunity for FedEx?

    The tax reform bill should create huge gains for transportation stocks and give a boost to their cash flows.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Financials

    Could Blockchain Technology Impact US Freight Transportation?

    The supply chain of the global logistics market is often complex, involving many intermediaries in the process. Blockchain offers visibility and minimizes chaos in the supply chain process.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Consumer

    Disruptions in US Freight Transportation: What You Should Know

    The US transportation sector (IYT) is set to witness some disruptions in the near term. They will most likely happen on three fronts.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why J.B. Hunt’s ICS Revenues Posted Solid Growth in 3Q17

    J.B. Hunt’s Integrated Capacity Solutions segment reported a 16% YoY (year-over-year) rise in 3Q17, reaching $269.0 million, compared with $233.0 million in 3Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Will Upward Momentum in Less-than-Truckload Rates Continue?

    In this article, we’ll discuss the tonnage and the rate movements in the US LTL (less-than-truckload) industry.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why EXPD’s Operating Margins Declined in 2Q17

    While EXPD’s revenues grew 13.4% in 2Q17, its operating expenses rose 16%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Expeditors International Meets 2Q17 Earnings Estimate, Stock Fell 5.3%

    Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD) announced its 2Q17 earnings on August 8. The logistics company’s adjusted earnings per share fell 5% to $0.63 in 2Q17 compared with $0.63 in 2Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    XPO Logistics’ 2Q17 Earnings Missed Estimate

    XPO Logistics (XPO), an emerging trucking giant, announced its 2Q17 earnings on August 2, 2017. It marginally missed analysts’ estimate by 0.60%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    United Parcel Service Beat 2Q17 Earnings Estimate, Stock Rose 1.7%

    United Parcel Service (UPS) announced its 2Q17 earnings on July 27. UPS reported earnings per share of $1.58 in 2Q17, a 7.9% earnings beat over its estimated EPS of $1.45.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why FedEx Beat Analysts’ Earnings Estimates in Fiscal 4Q17

    On June 20, 2017, parcel delivery and logistics giant FedEx (FDX) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results. The company reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $4.25.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why CHRW’s Robinson Fresh Segmental Revenue Slumped in 4Q16

    CHRW’s Robinson Fresh segment, the smallest in terms of revenue saw its revenue total fall 3.7% to $529.0 million in 4Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did CHRW’s North American Surface Transport Net Revenue Slide in 4Q16?

    CHRW North American Surface Transport segment, the company’s largest, contributed ~69% of the company’s net revenues in 4Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Did FedEx’s Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings Meet Analysts’ Expectations?

    For fiscal 2Q17, FedEx (FDX) reported adjusted EPS of $2.8, as compared to the consensus estimate of $2.9 per share, missing its earnings target by 3.4%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Expeditors International Missed Earnings, Stock Fell 3.2%

    On November 8, 2016, Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD), a major US-based logistics company, announced its 3Q16 earnings.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Growth in North American Logistics Boosts XPO’s 3Q16 Revenues

    In 3Q16, XPO Logistics (XPO) reported quarterly revenues of $3.7 billion.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UPS’s Focus on 3D Printing

    UPS’s focus On September 16, 2016, UPS (UPS) disclosed its plans to take its 3D printing business beyond the United States. In May of this year, the company launched its 3D printing service with Fast Radius, which has a 3D printing factory at UPS’s hub in Louisville, Kentucky. Why is UPS wary of 3D printing? […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Will UPS Deliver a Higher Dividend Payout in 2016?

    UPS’s market cap as of August 1, 2016, was $94.7 billion. The stock’s closing price on the same day was $107.8.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Strong European Operations Bump UPS’s 2Q16 International Revenue

    Let’s look into UPS’s International Package segment, which includes the Domestic, Export, and Cargo subsegments.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Old Dominion Freight Line’s Global Services

    Old Dominion unloads its less-than-truckload shipments dispatched by vendors onto an ocean container unit and onto the client’s steamship of choice.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Old Dominion’s Technology Tools Are Carving out a Niche Position

    As technology improves a company’s bottom line and enhances shareholder value, Old Dominion banks on technology to cut costs and maximize satisfaction.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Investor’s Guide to Old Dominion’s Expedited Services

    Old Dominion’s Expedited Services include high-value, time-sensitive deliveries. It provides guaranteed services for high level, top priority shipments.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Old Dominion Evolve as a Major US Trucking Company?

    Old Dominion offers access, through agents or strategic alliances, to services in international locations including Canada, Mexico, Europe, and China.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Stocks Have Helped FMAGX Year-to-Date in 2016

    As of May 27, 2016, the Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX) had risen by 0.5% YTD (year-to-date) in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Should We Expect Higher Dividends from UPS in 2016?

    United Parcel Service rewards its stockholders through regular dividends and share repurchases. The company has paid regular cash dividends since 1969.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    UPS’s International Package Segment: Fewer Operating Days

    UPS’s International Package segment includes Domestic, Export, Cargo, and other subsegments. In 1Q16, the segment’s revenue declined 1.9% to $2.9 billion.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Parcel Service: Key Growth Focus Areas

    Recently, United Parcel Service has broadened the service offering of UPS My Choice to 15 more countries and territories in the Americas and Europe.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Parcel Service: A Company Overview

    In 2015, United Parcel Service reported total revenues of $58.4 billion. The company’s primary competitor in the US is the Memphis-headquartered FedEx Corporation.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JBHT’s Asset-Light Business: Integrated Capacity Solutions

    J.B. Hunt Transport’s (JBHT) Integrated Capacity Solutions segment provides conventional freight brokerage and transportation logistics solutions.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Will United Parcel Service Increase Its Dividend Payout in 2016?

    United Parcel Service (UPS) has been a consistent dividend payer for the last 20 years.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Should UPS’s Rising Leverage Be a Concern for Investors?

    Industry acquisitions have come at the cost of increasing leverage. UPS’s debt has increased from $11 billion at the end of 2014 to ~$15 billion at the end of 3Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    FedEx Express Segment’s Profits Increased despite Revenue Decline

    For fiscal 2Q16, FedEx’s Express segment reported revenues of $6.59 billion as compared to $7.02 billion in fiscal 2Q15, which was a 6% year-over-year decline.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Windstream Rose by 7.96% and SPY Rebounded by 1.90%

    Windstream Holdings (WIN) was the top gainer of the day among the 502 stocks in SPY. It returned 7.96% on September 2.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Earnings Report

    UPS Shares Rise Due to the Profit Spike

    UPS is arguably the world’s largest package delivery services company. It’s a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Fund Managers

    Courier Service Providers Report Strong Second-Quarter Earnings

    Over the last week, air freight and courier service providers registered the largest gains among subindustry groups within the iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT).

    By Santiago Solari
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which ETFs Give Exposure to Courier Stocks?

    Smaller ETFs that provide exposure to the courier services industry include Buyback Achievers (PKW), the First Trust Capital Strength ETF (FTCS), and the MSCI Industrials Index ETF (FIDU).

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Courier Services Industry Is Riding High on Debt

    High leverage often results in reduced return on invested capital (or ROIC). ROIC measures the returns the company generates on the total capital invested in the business.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Growing Air Freight Traffic Is Good for Courier Services

    Air freight volumes have increased continuously since the 2009 recession, when world trade had declined significantly.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Economic Growth Important for the Courier Service Industry?

    Over the past few years, the global courier services industry has managed to recover from the global economic slowdown.

    By Ally Schmidt
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