- The warning from UPS (UPS) this morning is a double-edged sword with Q4 EPS cut due to transitory higher costs from temporary workers, but the outlook for 2014 factoring in more underlying demand factors. UPS stayed within its long-term profit growth targets, but missed analyst expectations.
- Shares of FedEx (FDX) are lower in early trading after the UPS guidance cut.
- Though there's plenty of speculation that the UPS Q4 miss, due in part to a surge in late online orders, could be a signal that Amazon's (AMZN) delivery traffic exceeded expectations - investors aren't betting the house on that premise just yet.
- Premarket: UPS -2.9%, FDX -1.3%, AMZN -0.1%.
Delivery watch: UPS, FedEx, and Amazon in focus
Jan 17 2014, 09:15 ET