How UPS Is Getting Back Into Good Shape - Motley Fool The parcel delivery giant is taking important steps to improve its productivity. After years of underperforming its key rival, FedEx Corporation, United Parcel Service stock is managing to eke out an outperformance, and it's also slightly positive in 2018 as I write. What's more, most of the move took place after the recent second-quarter results. Clearly, UPS is doing something right. Let's take a look at what that is and why it might prove to be a catalyst for future stock improvement.