Have to say I'm beginning to question the health of UPS. It would certainly make one feel more positive if the people who guide this ship would honor investors with at least some informative articles regarding strategy, forward planning, etc.; at least something to show investors they're expecting better things for UPS. At present, they choose to keep quiet and let FDX continue to gain ground. Perhaps a little positive PR would help especially regarding the law suits that are being filed against them. Remember the old slogan "We Run the Tightest Ship in the Shipping Industry"? This gave a positive impression. Then the ridiculous ad "What Can Brown Do for You?" that left the door wide open for surly, negative responses. Haven't seen the new ad yet. Sure hope it's better.
Approximately 2 years ago there was a definite law suit against UPS and FDX for delivering drugs to customers from on-line pharmaceutical shippers. UPS settled out of court; however, FDX did not. I often wondered why we never heard the outcome of FDX's refusal. Of course, FDX always does what it wants to do and you never see any negative media regarding its' behavior...... Not surprising if you've followed the history of the two companies!!
Just wondering why there hasn't been a positive response to UPS's dividend announcement. Anyone have a logical explanation?
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I don't know where you live, but if it's in New England, or where all the floods are, with the weather the way it is, you're lucky to be getting your package even that late. Patience, my friend.
With a scheduled delivery date of 11/02/2015, you shouldn't be seeing it for another 9 months...TYPO perhaps...LOL???
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Oh for the 1990s when Jim Kelly steered the ship! He was a great CEO and ran UPS as a private company. It was well-respected and successful. The stock was a great investment and split every 3 or 4 years. Once he retired in the early 2000's, the new breed took over and made the decision to #$%$ the open market. I remember how they bragged about making a large number of investors Millionaires that day; however, once on Wall Street, UPS has been the brunt of its' dislike of Unionized companies and has negatively affected its' reputation and credibility. The younger team needs to step back and take a good look at their approach to managing this huge company and not lose its' way
First of all, I am not a UPS employee and never have been; however, I have close relatives who both work/worked for UPS over 20+ years. Yes, certainly there are problems with decisions regarding company and Union management, so some of your reasoning is valid; however, after 80 years of life, I believe my rational still holds. The world has significantly changed and many of the positive attributes of people have been replaced with apathy and negativity. The responsible drivers continue to take their jobs seriously and their customers come first. As hard as their job is, they do get paid well.
If you really give it common sense thought, it goes back to last year's debacle regarding Christmas deliveries. First off, most of it was due to selfish Americans who insisted on being catered to. They ignored UPS' shipping schedules and days required for a package to reach its destination and expected special treatment. Obviously, when their packages didn't arrive for Christmas, the voices roared loud and clear until the BRUTAL MEDIA pundits picked up on it and WOE to UPS, when they printed articles like "UPS Ruins Christmas" and "UPS Destroys Children's Christmas" and other such nonsense. The blame should have been put where it belonged, with spoiled, demanding Americans and severe weather problems, etc.
The unfortunate decision of UPS to over-spend just to appease customers and avoid another media attack this year, backfired as a result of less consumer spending, cost of adding 95,000 temps who required training, and much better weather conditions. In my estimation,This is what caused the latest disappointing quarterly numbers.
How sad that Americans are always looking out for "Number 1" and not willing to accede to the logistics involved to meet such an overwhelming task. This attitude permeates throughout America...."It's my way or the highway". As we can see, America is under attack by this attitude from the top down...How sad!
Why don't you stop taking up so much space on the UPS message board. Don't you have anything better to do than to continually spew nonsense. Boozer the Loser, is a good name for you. Why don't you spend your time doing something more productive with your life like getting a job!!
I read where FDX initiated this new weight/size pricing???, Boozer, so what's sauce for the goose (FDX) is sauce for the Gander (UPS)! ...
Sentiment: Strong Buy