UPS Near An All-Time High Ahead Of Earnings; Any Missteps Could Prove Costly - Seeking Alpha UPS shares are just off the recent all-time highs, thanks to an improving economic backdrop, a solid share repurchase program, improving fundamentals. Given the recent advance in the share price, however, UPS is vulnerable to even the slightest missteps. Recall rival FedEx told investors just one month earlier that its quarterly results were negatively impacted by weakness in international markets and increased low-cost competition. For its part, UPS boasts better logistical capabilities and less international exposure, helping to lift its shares 13.8% YTD versus a mere 1.0% gain for FedEx over that same-time frame. In order for UPS to maintain the upward momentum, look for earnings and revenues toward the high end of Street estimates as even the slightest miss could drag trigger a sharp pullback.