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  • Mon, Nov. 28, 9:10 AM
    • UPS (NYSE:UPS) CEO David Abney says Black Friday weekend shipping volume came in at a level right at what the company anticipated.
    • There is no change to UPS' forecast of 14% growth in deliveries to 700M for the broader holiday period. The shipper is able to manage costs efficiently when its forecasts match actual deliveries and the weather cooperates on key dates.
    • UPS trades flat in premarket trading at $116.25. Shares carved out an all-time high of $116.39 late last week.
    | Mon, Nov. 28, 9:10 AM
  • Wed, Nov. 23, 10:38 AM
    • This year the company expects to deliver more than 700M packages by the end of December, a 14% jump in deliveries compared to the same time last year.
    • UPS (UPS +0.8%) intends to hire 95K part-time and seasonal workers to meet U.S. demand alone.
    • Looking to also save mileage and money along the way, the firm is relying on a tool it calls Orion. The platform uses big-data analytics and algorithms to optimize driving routes by choosing the best path for each delivery driver to take, shaving off roughly six to eight miles of drive time per driver.
    | Wed, Nov. 23, 10:38 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Nov. 15, 7:27 AM
    • UPS (NYSE:UPS) expects to deliver 700M packages between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.
    • The peak holiday volume is anticipated to be up 14% from last year.
    • UPS -0.11% premarket to $112.79. Shares are up 5.6% over the last week to outpace the S&P 500 Index for the same period.
    | Tue, Nov. 15, 7:27 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Nov. 15, 7:13 AM
    • The Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index forecasts parcel shipping will increase annually at a 5% to 7% rate to rise 20% overall by 2018. Cross-border shipping is expected to underpin the growth.
    • The index measures both volume and spend for business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-business and consumer consigned shipments with weight up to 31.5 kg (70 lbs.) in 12 major global markets.
    • Related stocks: FDX, UPS.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Tue, Nov. 15, 7:13 AM
  • Mon, Nov. 14, 10:52 AM
    • Air maintenance workers at UPS (UPS -0.4%) voted to strike against the company after the union couldn't work out a deal over health care benefits.
    • The strike action was approved by 98% of the members that voted.
    • A strike could slow down the delivery of UPS packages shipped by air.
    • Update: UPS says the vote was a "symbolic union gesture" amid contract negotiations. The company expects it to be "business as usual" heading into the holiday season.
    | Mon, Nov. 14, 10:52 AM | 2 Comments
  • Fri, Nov. 11, 9:17 AM
    • UPS unveils plans to build a $400M package sorting facility in Atlanta, in a regional hub that will become the third largest processing facility in the UPS network and create 1,250 jobs.
    • UPS says the 1.2M sq. ft. facility will have the ability to carry more than 100K packages per hour over 15 miles of conveyors using highly automated processing equipment.
    • UPS expects the plant to become operational by the end of 2018.
    | Fri, Nov. 11, 9:17 AM | 5 Comments
  • Tue, Nov. 8, 5:15 PM
    • UPS gained 2% in today's trade after reaffirming its FY 2016 earnings guidance and forecasting full-year revenues above analyst consensus.
    • In its UPS Overview presentation, the company also said it is targeting revenue growth of 5%-7%, adjusted operating profit growth of 8%-11% and adjusted EPS growth of 9%-13% from 2016-19, based on compound annual growth compared to 2014 adjusted results.
    • For FY 2016, UPS sees EPS of $5.70-$5.90 vs. $5.82 analyst consensus estimate on 6%-8% higher revenues Y/Y to $61.8B-63B vs. $61B consensus, as well as operating profit of 6%-8%
    | Tue, Nov. 8, 5:15 PM
  • Mon, Nov. 7, 10:35 AM
    • UPS (UPS +1.2%) acquires supply chain firm Marken for an undisclosed amount.
    • The company plans to operate the healthcare/pharma industry specialist as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
    • The transaction is expected to close by December 31.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Mon, Nov. 7, 10:35 AM
  • Thu, Nov. 3, 5:37 PM
    • United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) declares $0.78/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.9%
    • Payable Nov. 30; for shareholders of record Nov. 14; ex-div Nov. 9.
    | Thu, Nov. 3, 5:37 PM | 2 Comments
  • Thu, Nov. 3, 3:26 AM
    • Closing arguments were heard late Wednesday in a trial on whether UPS should be fined $872M by New York state for allegedly delivering untaxed cigarettes from smoke shops on Native-American reservations.
    • The boxing match spanned the spectrum of "entitled sense of disregard" to "overreach" and is part of a broader effort by the state to combat smuggling of cigarettes from lower-tax areas.
    | Thu, Nov. 3, 3:26 AM | 8 Comments
  • Sat, Oct. 29, 10:42 AM
    • The trucking industry is anxiously waiting for the release of key heavy-duty truck order releases next week as it assesses demand for 2017.
    • Overcapacity has impacted trucking pricing this year and forced several companies to idle parts of their fleets and rethink strategy. More than half of trucking stocks with a market cap of over $50M are showing a negative YTD return.
    • There's a sense that the extended downturn in freight demand could be bottoming out, a theory that could be confirmed by the upcoming reports from ACT Research and FTR.
    • Looking further down the road, it can't be ignored that autonomous vehicle technology could have an impact with trucking services, logistics firms and truck makers. The dramatic delivery of 50K Budweisers (NYSE:BUD) by self-driving transport company Otto (Private:UBER) is considered by some analysts as much more than a publicity stunt.
    • Ford (NYSE:F) announced last summer that it's developing smaller self-driving delivery trucks and Google has a USPTO-approved patent on a self-driving delivery truck. On the long-haul side, Daimler's (OTCPK:DDAIF) Freightliner is still testing autonomous 18-wheelers.
    • Related article: MIT Technology Review on Uber Freight
    | Sat, Oct. 29, 10:42 AM | 55 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 27, 10:06 AM
    • Tossing a lifeline to the venerable jumbo jet, UPS (UPS -1.2%) is ordering 14 Boeing (BA -1.1%) 747-8 airplanes and holds options for another 14 of the air freighters.
    • The deal is valued at $5.3B based on list prices and almost doubles Boeing’s current backlog of 15 unfilled 747 orders.
    • The planemaker in July said it was slowing 747 production output to six aircraft a year and would have to end the program if new orders didn't materialize.
    | Thu, Oct. 27, 10:06 AM | 15 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 27, 9:47 AM
    • There's some mind-blowing numbers out on e-commerce as part of the 2016 Adobe holiday season forecast.
    • E-commerce sales are expected to increase 11% this year to $91.6B. Though the pace is slower than what was seen in some recent years, it still triples the overall growth rate in retail.
    • Cyber Monday is set to be the largest online shopping day of all time, with $3.36B in sales anticipated.
    • Large retailers are seen outpacing smaller retailers by a wide margin, 17% growth vs. 7% growth. That means more market share for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), Best (NYSE:BBY) and Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) in comparison to chains which already have a harder time leveraging their shipping costs.
    • Adobe says hot gifts this year will include virtual reality devices, Pokemon, Barbie, Lego, Hot Wheels and Frozen toys.
    • A stretching out of the holiday season from early October until past Christmas could help FedEx (NYSE:FDX) and UPS (NYSE:UPS) manage the logistics more efficiently.
    • Related stocks: SNE, HAS, MAT, NILE, EBAY, DIS.
    • Related ETFs: IBUY, XRT.
    • Full Adobe report
    | Thu, Oct. 27, 9:47 AM | 16 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 27, 8:09 AM
    • UPS (NYSE:UPS) reports revenue increased 5.1% in Q3 on a currency-neutral basis.
    • U.S. domestic revenue was up 4.8% during the quarter to $9.3B. on average daily package growth of 5.7%. Revenue per package was up 0.9%. Operating profit was $1.3B in the segment.
    • International package revenue increased 2.2% to $3.0B, despite F/X pressure. Revenue per package fell 2.8%. Operating profit rose 14% to $576M in the segment.
    • UPS recorded free cash flow of $3.6B after making capital expenditures of $1.8B.
    • Previously: United Parcel Service EPS in-line, beats on revenue (Oct. 27)
    | Thu, Oct. 27, 8:09 AM | 4 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 27, 7:47 AM
    • United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS): Q3 EPS of $1.44 in-line.
    • Revenue of $14.93B (+4.8% Y/Y) beats by $200M.
    • Press Release
    | Thu, Oct. 27, 7:47 AM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, Oct. 26, 5:30 PM