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During the last couple years, the air courier stocks have significantly underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average. They have been hit hard by by the high cost of fuel, so maybe there might be a contrarian opportunity with these stocks. Here are the publicly traded air courier stocks:

  • FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is one of the leading air courier and logistics companies in the United States. It also owns FedEx Kinkos. The stock has a P/E of 15, a PEG of 1.44, and a yield of 0.4%.

  • TNT N.V. ADS (OTC:TNTTY) is a Dutch-based global express and mail delivery services company. It has operations in 65 countries, and delivers to over 200 companies. The stock has a P/E of 12.

  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) is the largest package delivery company in the world. It has 6.1 million customers in more than 200 countries. The stock has a P/E of 174, a PEG of 1.49, and a yield of 2.40%.

  • ABX Holdings, Inc. (ABXA) is a provider of air cargo transportation and related services. The stock has a P/E of 8.

  • Air T, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRT) is a provider of overnight air cargo services. This is a very low cap stock and should be considered very speculative. The stock has a P/E of 7.

  • Alpine Air Express, Inc. [APNX.OB] is a provider of air cargo services. This is a very low cap stock and should be considered very speculative. The stock has a P/E of 12.

  • AirNet Systems, Inc. (ANS) operates a national air transportation network. This is a very low cap stock and should be considered very speculative. The stock has a P/E of 8.

  • Disclosure: The author owns AIRT.

    Source: Six Air Courier Stocks to Transport Your Portfolio to New Heights