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United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) is expected to report Q1 earnings before the market opens on Thursday, April 26 with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET.

Guidance

Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.02 and revenue of $13.26B. The consensus range is 96c-$1.06 for EPS, and $13.09B-$13.47B for revenue, according to First Call. UPS reported mixed Q4 results, beating EPS and missing revenue estimates. On its Q4 report, the company guided FY12 EPS to $4.75-$5.00, consensus $4.77. Management expected mixed economic growth around the world, with modest improvement in the U.S. However, UPS projected another strong year of earnings. The shares have traded modestly higher since then, making a fresh 52-week high of $81.79 in March. Since making a 52-week low of $60.74 in early October of last year, the shares have advanced approximately 35%. As such, investors will need an upside surprise in earnings and guidance to push the shares through their recent trading range.

Source: Earnings Preview: United Parcel Service