Top 5 Transportation Companies For 2015: FedEx Corporation(FDX)
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. The FedEx Express segment offers various shipping services for the delivery of packages and freight. This segment also provides international trade services specializing in customs brokerage, and ocean and air freight forwarding services; customs clearance services, as well as global trade data, an information tool that allows customers to track and manage imports; and international trade advisory services, including assistance with the customs-trade partnership against terrorism program, as well as publishes customs duty and tax information in various customs areas. In addition, it offers supply chain solutions, including critical inventory logistics, transportation management, fulfillment, and fleet services. The FedEx Ground segment provides business and reside ntial ground package delivery services. It primarily serves customers in the small-package market in North America. The FedEx Freight segment offers less-than-truckload freight services, as well as freight-shipping services. As of May 31, 2010, this segment operated approximately 60,000 vehicles and trailers from a network of 492 service centers. The FedEx Services segment provides sales, marketing, information technology support, and customer service support services; and access to copying and digital printing through retail and Web-based platforms, signs and graphics, professional finishing, computer rentals, and a range of ground shipping and time-definite express shipping services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.Advisors' Opinion:
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Investing Daily analysts have been bullish on FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and current indicators show that a positive sentiment is still appropriate for the company.
See here and herefor more background on Federal Express from InvestingDaily.com experts.
Finding good stocks like FDX is becoming paramount, as winter gives way to spring. The S&P 500 is only up by one percent so far this year, and thats after a plunge of negative 5.5 percent in January. Geopolitical upheaval in the Ukraine, high debt in key emerging market countries like China, and a sluggish US jobs market are all pulling down the US stock market right now.
In an interview with TheStreet.com this week, Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management’s chief investment officer, says he expects the stock market to hold its uneven performance for three to six months.
But FDX is showing all the signs of being the exception to the rule, and should see its stock price (about $137 per share this week) to rise above $155 per share this year. How so?
Take the companys third-quarter financials. The firm doesnt post its Q3 revenues until Wednesday, March 19, but theres enough data out there to show that Fed Ex has survived a rough winter and is poised for upward growth for the remainder of the year.
The third quarter was a wild one for the nations second-largest shipping service. It included the all-important holiday shopping season, which wasn’t kind to Fed Ex and its arch rival UPS (NYSE: UPS), the top shipping services company in the US. The season included the worst winter weather conditions in years, which impacted the ability of delivery companies to ship client packages.
Still, the news looks upbeat for Fed Ex. Heres what the company is expecting from it! s own fin! ancial projections:
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FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) reported fiscal third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The package delivery services provider reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.23 on revenues of $11.3 billion. In the same period a year ago, FedEx reported adjusted EPS of $1.23 on revenue of $11.0 billion. Third-quarter results also compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $1.46 and $11.43 billion in revenue.
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