What Do FedEx Corporation's Results Mean for United Parcel Service? - Motley Fool The package delivery giant's key rival recently gave results. Here's a look at what it all means. As United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) moves through its all-important fourth quarter, investors will be wondering if it's dealing with peak demand during the holiday season. One way to know is to look at key rival FedEx Corporation's (NYSE: FDX) recent second-quarter results. FedEx reported its numbers between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so management's commentary will provide clues as to United Parcel Service's trading during peak demand. Let's take a closer look at the events.