The one problem I have with UPS is that they never produce any positive PR. I feel as if upper management believes it doesn't need to motivate investors. FDX is always getting the nod when it comes to positive PR and it certainly is apparent. One good start would be for UPS to produce some appealing TV ads with far more viewer appeal.
I have a family member who is a UPS driver. From what she tells me, the part timers only ride with a seasoned full-time driver as a helper and are basically "runners". Also, I know someone who did it one Christmas and said it's a "go-go job", with no rest for the weary....The packages must be delivered on time!
Thanks, Dude, I knew you'd come up with an intelligent explanation. Being a novice at investing, it's reassuring to glean logical advice from a seasoned investor. Thanks. Of course, at my age, patience may not be an option; however, there's always the children ....LOL.
UPS doesn't stand a chance with analysts, media and DC. Quarterly Analyst phone conferences with officers are always negative, even when UPS presents numbers above expectations. It's so obvious UPS is not held in high esteem by Wall Street or even DC. Just watch and see what happens to FDX regarding the shipment of drugs. I'm sure they will come up smelling like roses. I remember the good old days before 1998 and the IPO. That happy marriage certainly didn't last long. The UPS bashing never ends.
I had exactly the opposite experience. In May I had a package that was due on a certain date, but hadn't been delivered by late afternoon. I called UPS in my area and said I needed the package that day. The gentleman called me back within one hour, told me where I could meet the truck and retrieve my package. Kudos to the employee for making the extra effort. Don't condemn a company for one unfortunate incident.
Just saw the first message under "Headlines" on their website. It says" FDX Boosts Numbers Using Stock Options". All I know is their stock went up over $1.40/share directly following the announcement the other day and UPS dropped over $1.00 (I believe, due to the Ukraine scare). Fred keeps pulling that rabbit out of his magic hat. Either that, or he has excellent Business Advisors. Hope you'll take a look at it and post a comment. Maybe i misinterpreted it.
Are you saying that a controlled substance is allowed to be shipped? I have to take pain medication and if I let it run out, NO scrip can be mailed by my doctor or released from a drugstore without my signature and I.D.
It's not the shipper's responsibility, it's the supplier's.
It's just amazing how the media loves to attack UPS at the slightest provocation. My gut feeling is that the big money guys are going to drive down the stock price, then on the low they'll jump back in just in time to reap the anticipated increased dividend and ride the wave back up. We, the people, who invested in UPS for the long term years ago don't stand a chance against the greedy, instant gratification moguls. They control the market nowadays.
So glad you posted this "spot-on" analysis of our so-called "learned analysts" who only show ignorance and bias. The morning after Christmas I went on-line and the first headline I saw was 'UPS RUINS CHRISTMAS!, by "The Motley Fool". What ruined Christmas was the spoiled Americans who want to be catered to by expecting last-minute delivery. Sure would like to have seen them on a UPS truck bustin' their buns getting the job done, unlike them sitting in a warm, cozy office on their fat butts spouting such drivel! The sad part is, they get paid well for their bashing.
By the way, doesn't UPS get voted "one of the TOP 10 most well-run companies in the U.S"????.
Exactly...STUPID, STUPID MEDIA! They'll do and say anything to hype up a normal occurrence. It's the spoiled American public who thinks the world revolves around them and demand instant gratification. Just do your shopping on time folks and prepare for the Christmas rush. UPS delivered millions of packages on time but nobody seems to care about those statistics. AND, JUST THINK OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO saved money by waiting until the day after Christmas to do their shopping to get the bargains!!! Do you think they were worried????
Thanks for your excellent response. I did know that Fred hobnobs with the DC folks quite frequently and is quite the "Golden Boy". Perhaps that's why he gets away with the illegal maneuvers he manages to hide. I guess he even convinced the powers that be that FDX is an airline and that UPS isn't. Therefore, FDX falls under Airline jurisdiction and UPS is under railroad jurisdiction. Sure do see a plethora of FDX trucks on the road!!!, , . would drones qualify???? - LOL
Sure would like an answer from Dudesbag who always has objectivity in this postings. There are far too many UPS bashers posting negative and probably untrue comments on a great company. I would like an intelligent response from dudesbag as to why UPS stock languishes while FDX seems to leap forward. Part of it, I know, is that UPS is unionized but there has to be more to it than that. My daughter has been a driver for 18 years and gets nothing but kudos from her customers. Days are horrendously long now but the truck never goes back to the barn until it's empty. Would you please respond.
Sorry. I didn't mean to be rude. It's just that so many incorrect info gets published on this message board castigatiing UPS with false acc;usations. However, I do have my receipt from the UPS store here in Mashpee Commons on Cape Cod for the scanning and e-mailing of 10 pages,and the cost was $5.00.
The unfortunate part of being on the open stock market is that the "big guns" anticipate the upswing and drop millions of dollars into the stock. The next morning, they sell everything and run to the bank with huge profits. So much for middle America who has no way of surviving the tremendous greed in this country. I keep hoping that UPS will go back to being a private company so we might have a chance to reap some of the rewards.
Don't know where you went, but I just did the same thing. They scanned and e-mailed 10 pages and only charged me $5.00. Either you are one of those people who hate UPS and constantly post incorrect info or the UPS store you went to has a serious problem!!
I'm sooo disgusted with how this market works! FDX ACTUALLY got a "pop" today because they settled an OVERCHARGE suit from 2011. If this had been UPS, the market would have been all over UPS and painting a doomsday picture. Then we have the the BIG guys and day traders throwing millions of dollars into UPS stock today, only to sell it at the end of the day and reap their rewards. What happened to the good old days when we were a private company??? Where's Jim Kelly????
Why don't all you UPS bashers just go quietly into the night. We all know the analysts will do anything to put UPS in a bad light. Of course, they rave about FDX who can't hold a candle to UPS Fred certainly knows how to play Wall Street.....how obvious and unprofessional.
So glad there are some intelligent people out there following FDX's gross misrepresentation by so-called analysts. You know who's in DC most of the time hobnobbing with the elitists on the hill. Just read a report yesterday which painted FDX with golden brush. Immediately after, another report came out comparing the two companies and UPS won hands down. Nice to know there are some unbiased analysts out there.
So much for the doom and gloomer comments. Some people just can't stand UPS's success. Sooo, we believers will just continue to enjoy the ride. No, it may not be a dynamic stock, but it sure hangs in there through thick and thin.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Thanks for the good explanation. I do rely on their dividends and am not just a trader. Have owned the stock for 15 years and rely on it as part of my income.
Perhaps I better stop worrying and believe in their approach. Let's hope so!