Here's how UPS stock has performed versus FDX for the last 5 years, Yahoo! Finance Charts Yahoo! Finance Charts For those corporate types who care to look at this, the discrepancy is not the economy (as far as I know UPS and FDX operate within the same economic realities). It's not the American political system (as far as I know both UPS and FDX operate within the political realities). And, it's not the competition (as far as I know with the exclusion of each other, UPS and FDX operate in the same competitive environment). So, what could account for a 5 year growth of a total 30% for UPS versus 120% for FDX? a) leadership b) business background of the CEO c) management committee decisions d) composition of the Bored of Directors e) employee morale Dunno. What do you think?