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  • dudesbag dudesbag Oct 23, 2012 7:21 AM Flag

    Early Tuesday thoughts...

    Dupont missed big-time in revenue and by 2 cents in EPS. BUT, they experienced HUGE drops in both revenue (minus 9% over 2011) and EPS $.44 vs. '11 $.69. Their response, similar to the FDX strategy, is to lay off 1,500 workers. In the premarket, they are being hammered by 4%. Meanwhile, Xerox blamed the European economy for their earnings and revenue misses.

    So here's the thing. UPS may miss but if so, it will only be by a penny or so. The revenue will either meet or beat last year's. So compared to Dupont and Xerox, we show core strength. In thinking more about the TNT plan, it's probably a good long-term move albeit painfully slow and perhaps more expensive than it needed to be. At least we're thinking about future growth patterns and not simply in a cutback mode. We'll see shortly....

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