Comparing Shipping Giants: FedEx vs. UPS

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Comparing Shipping Giants: FedEx vs. UPS - Seeking Alpha

    We’ve previously looked at stocks and ETFs that benefit during economic recoveries. FedEx and UPS are two names that are intimately tied to the overall health of the U.S. and global economies. Since these two companies face little in the way of additional domestic competition and do essentially the same thing, investors should only own one of these names. So it’s decision time. Which package shipper belongs in your portfolio? In spite of the cheery news delivered by FedEx, UPS is probably the better bet for longer-term investors.
     
  2. JaxUPSHub

    JaxUPSHub New Member

    hell yeh !!! UPS ftw (for the win)
     
  3. unionman

    unionman New Member

    Other than the dividend, what does UPS have to offer besides lackluster returns on your investment? FEDX is aggressively gaining ground revenues while UPS sits on its hands and does not pursue the lucrative next day air especially in Asia.
    So, you have to ask yourself, am I looking for growth or am looking for a stable investment? FEDX is both, and UPS is only a good place to hide your money................
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  4. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    UPS dividend yield is not to bad, also what information leads you to believe that fedex's pe is 0?
     
  5. Mr Jingles

    Mr Jingles Rat out of a cage

    No yellow in it?
     
  6. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    Buy both of these stocks. Its a win win if you do. There is no other competition for UPS and FDX so why not? They both need each other to keep the pricing of shipping rates where it needs to be to make money. I own both stocks just like I own Coke and Pepsico.
     
  7. unionman

    unionman New Member

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