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FedEx (FDX): Still Set to Deliver?

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FedEx (FDX): Still Set to Deliver?

Filed under: Newsletters , FedEx Corp (FDX) , Stocks to Buy “It’s not too often that a company lowers its guidance and the stock rises, but such is the case with FedEx ( FDX ),” says Geoffrey Seiler . The editor of BullMarket .com explains, “The company cut its fiscal Q3 guidance; but given the terrible weather, which impacted a number of airports across the U.S. and Europe, and higher fuel costs, it was largely expected. “The package delivery firm now expects to produce adjusted EPS of 70-90 cents, down from prior guidance of 95 cents to $1.15. Analysts were expecting EPS of $1.04 for the quarter. Continue reading FedEx (FDX): Still Set to Deliver? FedEx (FDX): Still Set to Deliver? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Market Wrap-Up for Dec.16 (FDX, ABX, DFS, V, MA, WYNN, SBUX, more)

There was an interesting story out today talking about how Bill Gross’s $250 billion PIMCO Total Return Fund may be investing 10% of its assets in equity securities in 2011 — and has seemingly turned a lackluster market right back up. Gross, the so-called “bond king,” has grown much less bullish on bonds, but has been on record in some of his recent newsletters that he likes income plays such as dividend stocks for long-term investors. We sent out our Thursday “Dividend Top 100 Names on Our Watchlist” post this morning. Each Thursday we look at our various proprietary watchlists and sort through the names that are trading at or near all-time highs and put them in a list to share with all our Premium subscribers. Outside of looking for names that we feel are becoming a real bargain, this list is what we are using to find our next recommendations. Of course, the stocks on this list that have low or minimal dividend yields would only be suited for “aggressive” investors who are seeking growth over yield. I hope everyone checks it out! There appeared to be a bit of rotation out of gold today going on with mining plays Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM ) and Barrick Gold ( ABX ) both getting hit hard, along with gold prices. On the earnings front, Discover Financial Services ( DFS

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Nov.29-Dec.3 (ANF, FDX, HAL, AEM, WFC, KR, more)

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Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Abercrombie & Fitch Company ( ANF ) $56.15 +15.87% 1.25% OptionsXpress Holdings Inc. ( OXPS ) $19.09 +12.76% 1.68% Halliburton Company ( HAL ) $41.15 +12.55% 0.87% Lowe’s Companies Inc. ( LOW ) $24.86 +11.78% 1.77% Freeport-McMoran ( FCX ) $108.95 +11.26% 1.84% Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) $55.06 +10.54% 1.09% Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM ) $85.03 +9.72% 0.21% Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) $29.05 +9.01% 0.69% Schlumberger ( SLB ) $82.74 +8.90% 1.02% FedEx ( FDX ) $95.00 +8.57% 0.51% Time Warner Cable ( TWC ) $66.08 +7.82% 2.42% CME Group Inc. ( CME ) $311.02 +7.31% 1.48% Inergy L.P. ( NRGY ) $38.16 -3.39% 7.39% Safeway Inc. ( SWY ) $21.80 -3.63% 2.20% American Eagle Outfitters Inc. ( AEO ) $15.78 -6.63% 2.79% Kroger Company ( KR ) $21.11 -8.50% 1.99% Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Market Wrap-Up for Nov.29 (OXPS, FDX, WAG, HAL, MOS, more)

Filed in dividend, downgrade, earnings, euro, Gold Investment, lead, o, ubs, upgrade by on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

We were seeing a second day in a row of sellers dominating the stock tape, but buyers popped up in the afternoon and leading us back up off the lows of the day. Early concerns over economic weakness in the Euro-zone spreading gave way to rumors Washington may be backing off higher taxes for the rich. The concerns we are seeing are certainly warranted, but at some point (as is always the case), the fear will be priced in. At that point, Wall Street will quickly adjust to the environment and soon identify companies that will not skip a beat. I was reviewing some recent data out of Zillow.com, which said U.S. home values have declined for the 17th quarter in a row. Home values are now 25% below the 2006 peak in prices. Be sure to catch today’s video Tom and I did on Dividend Stocks vs. Real Estate below — you’ll hear talking about the big advantages dividend stock investing has over getting into the real estate market as an investor. I believe in loving where you live and if you buy a property that eventually goes higher in value, then great. For me, the biggest attraction for someone looking to buy a property today, would be to search for a multi-family dwelling where your tenants can help alleviate the expenses in your first place. I saw many relatives and family friends practice this style of real estate spending and many today, still own those income-producing properties. It pays that many of them were handy as well, since fixing up many things that can go wrong is often overlooked when real estate investors draw up their expected returns. Back to the action in the markets today, we saw some big headlines out of OptionsXpress ( OXPS ) where the company declared a special $4.50 per share cash dividend. The stock is not reacting as positively as one would have expected, but as I mentioned in the write-up on the story this morning, I would have wished the company did not resort to borrowing part of the proceeds to pay for it. Our preference would have been to just increase the quarterly dividend substantially and keep the cash reserves nice and healthy. Elsewhere, fertilizer plays CF Industries ( CF ) and Mosaic ( MOS ) were a drag on the indices, as was the profit-taking in retailers Guess ( GES ) and Ross Stores ( ROST ). FedEx ( FDX ) bucked the early selling trend, following an upgrade from Credit Suisse this morning. Other winners included Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) and Halliburton ( HAL ). There was some talk of the afternoon rally could have been the result of late…

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FedEx’s Target, Estimates Boosted at UBS (FDX)

Filed in dividend, earnings, Gold Investment, o, shares, ubs by on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Package delivery giant FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) on Wednesday saw its price target and earnings estimates raised by analysts at UBS. The firm maintained its “Buy” rating on the FDX and boosted its price target to $111. That new target implies a big 29% upside to the stock’s Tuesday closing price of $85.87. UBS also boosted its estimates for the company through 2012, citing expectations for continued margins growth. FedEx shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line Shares of FedEx ( FDX ) have a .56% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $85.87. The stock has technical support in the $79-$80 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $90 price level. FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Sterne Agee Gets Bullish on Package Delivery Giants (FDX, UPS)

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Sterne Agee Gets Bullish on Package Delivery Giants (FDX, UPS)

An analyst at Sterne Agee on Wednesday initiated coverage on package delivery titans FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) and United Parcel Service ( UPS ) with a “Buy” rating. The firm also set a $105 price target on FDX, which represents an expected 20% upside to the stock’s Tuesday closing price of $83.63. Sterne Agee was even more bullish on UPS, setting a $67 price target. That target represents a massive 50% upside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $66.99. Both UPS and FedEx shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line Shares of FedEx ( FDX ) have a .57% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $83.63. Shares of United Parcel Service ( UPS ) have a 2.81% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $66.99. Neither FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) nor United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) have a high enough rating to qualify for our “recommended” list. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Sept.13-17 (BBY, BLK, TXN, MA, ORCL, FDX, CLF, more)

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Sept.13-17 (BBY, BLK, TXN, MA, ORCL, FDX, CLF, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Expedia Inc. ( EXPE ) $28.76 +11.21% Oracle Corporation ( ORCL ) $27.48 +9.70% Best Buy Co. Inc. ( BBY ) $37.15 +9.65% BlackRock Inc. ( BLK ) $165.05 +9.19% Texas Instruments ( TXN ) $25.72 +8.52% Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ) $213.67 +7.84% Analog Devices Inc. ( ADI ) $29.91 +7.09% Deere & Company ( DE ) $72.45 +6.84% FedEx ( FDX ) $82.28 -2.23% Entergy Corporation ( ETR ) $76.68 -4.26% Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ) $60.96 -6.97% Time Warner Cable ( TWC ) $50.96 -8.59% Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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FedEx Q1 Profit Surges, but Forecast Falls Short (FDX)

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FedEx Q1 Profit Surges, but Forecast Falls Short (FDX)

Package delivery giant FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) on Thursday said its first quarter profit nearly doubled from last year, but results came in just short of Wall Street’s expectations and its forecast was modest. The Memphis-based company reported fiscal first quarter net income of $380 million, or $1.20 per share, compared with $181 million, or 58 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue jumped 18% from last year, to $9.46 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a slightly higher profit of $1.21 per share, on slightly lower revenue of $9.4 billion. Looking ahead, the company forecast second quarter profit to range from $1.15 to $1.35 per share, which could badly miss analysts’ outlook for $1.36 per share. For the full fiscal year, FedEx boosted its estimate to $4.80 to $5.25 per share, while Wall Street expects $5.24 per share for the year. FedEx shares fell $2.47, or -2.9%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line Shares of FedEx ( FDX ) have a .56% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $85.94. The stock has technical support in the $78-$80 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $90 price level. We would remain on the sidelines for now. FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our

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Market Wrap-Up for Aug.24 (FCX, MEE, BUCY, FDX, BA, STT, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Aug.24 (FCX, MEE, BUCY, FDX, BA, STT, more)

The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes in July dropped a record 27.2% from last year. This was much worse than the 12% drop that many economists had expected, and represents a 15-year low in existing home sales. The announcement also comes with the usual amount of spin, as Lawrence Yun, NAR (National Association of Realtors) chief economist, was quoted as saying “Even with sales pausing for a few months, annual sales are expected to reach 5 million in 2010 because of healthy activity in the first half of the year.” This reminds of the Monty Python scene where two knights were fighting and one of them chops the other’s arm off, and then asked him to put down his sword and surrender, but the wounded knight refused citing a “mere flesh wound.” That was a hilarious skit, but the spin from Lawrence Yun is certainly not amusing in my book. Investors need to look at real estate as a place to raise their family first and foremost, and then as a place where their money could be parked with hopes that your principal investment can be recovered upon a sale when you decide to move. To make things clear, I do not consider real estate a viable investment! We made some changes to our “Recommended&#

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FedEx (FDX) and Housing Boost Indexes

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FedEx (FDX) and Housing Boost Indexes The indexes have regained their positive trends according the technical indicators on ClearStation.com. Today saw good news in the form of housing starts coming in better than expected (330,000 v. 310,000 expected…

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Market Wrap-Up for June 16 (FDX, BP, FNM, FRE, NOK, PPG, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for June 16 (FDX, BP, FNM, FRE, NOK, PPG, more)

We are seeing a battle take place at the S&P 200-day moving average. The last couple of days we have seen buying as the index poked above the 200-day average. Sorry for the trader talk, but we like to point out factors that are currently affecting the day-to-day situation. Aside from the technical talk, earnings guidance out this morning from FedEx ( FDX ) was not very bullish. We saw the same result from Best Buy ( BBY ) yesterday. So far the market is choosing to ignore the fundamental story regarding earnings, but we need to pay attention to this moving forward. On another note, news was out this morning that Fannie Mae ( FNM ) and Freddie Mac ( FRE ) are being delisted. It took way too long for this to happen, but when stocks trade for tens of millions of shares, a bit of greed takes hold. Too many individual investors like to venture down the path of lottery ticket-like portfolio moves. Resist the urge and stay the course of building your returns for the long-term. As for today’s market, it was a bit of a mixed bag, with selling in shares like Nokia ( NOK ) and FedEx ( FDX ) – both companies issued earnings caution looking ahead. Consol Energy ( CNX ) , and U.S. Steel ( X ) . On the upside, we saw M&T Bank ( MTB ) and PPG Industries ( PPG ) end in the green. There was also news out late that BP Plc ( BP ) has suspended its dividend. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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FedEx Now Rated a “Buy” at Stifel Nicolaus (FDX)

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FedEx Now Rated a “Buy” at Stifel Nicolaus (FDX)

Package delivery powerhouse FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) saw its rating and price target boosted on Thursday by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The firm raised its rating on FDX to “Buy” from “Hold” while boosting its price target on the stock to $102. FedEx shares had closed at $84.09 on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus cited the company’s attractive valuation and operating leverage potential for the upgrade. FedEx shares fell $1.84, or -2.2%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line Shares of FDX have a dividend yield of .52%, based on last night’s closing stock price of $84.09. The stock has technical support in the $77-$80 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $90 price level. We would remain on the sidelines for now. FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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