I hope that's true. When UPS continues to put doubt in the public's mind regarding its' future success, I believe they give the wrong impression. The recent article was one example of its' lack of positive predictoins for a successful future. Why can't they boost potential customers' confidence in the health of UPS?
OH, poor Freddie! Don't you think it's about time for him to be dethroned along with all the other cheaters and liars in D.C., who are in control of our once proud and respected country?
If, perchance, UPS should get good news, the analysts will get their creative juices flowing and turn the positive into a negative for UPS, AS USUAL.
FDX, on the other hand, will get its' kudos regardless of how creatively (?)it fudges accounting methods so it comes up smelling like a rose, AS USUAL.
The only way for UPS to get an honest analysis, is to go private and get these "bozos" on Wall Street off its' back. Integrity in America has been sold out from the top down and America will soon follow.
Just left an Internet Business Section and it was all about FDX. Ordering $10,000,000,000 in aircraft, plus plans to start shipping refrigerated packages and opening opening new facilities. All about how wonderful they are.
Then, there were two articles about UPS; First, one of their drivers became like the Grinch and reported a theft by a fellow driver from his doorstep who got caught on camera. The second was the article UPS released regarding the potential delays in Christmas deliveries. This was last year!!!! This is absolutely CRAZY!!!!
What a way to get investors attention!!! Fred really knows how to put his company out there and look what happens....stock goes up and stays there at day's end. He certainly has a knack for juggling numbers!! UPS does nothing to stimulate interest and when its' stock rose today, most of the gains sold off at day's end. Same old, same old, story.
I remember the days as a private company, the stock used to split every 3 to 4 years, the stock became available to family members of employees, and it was, as their slogan stated, run as ."The Tightest Ship in the Shipping Industry!".
FDX ,FDX, FDX!!! That's all we see and hear about these days.. Doesn't UPS have anything positive to present to investors???? They can't just be sitting on their derrieres, earning huge salaries, and watching their stock sink into the mire - like from a high of $114/share down to $96/share in the past six months or so. Totally confused with their lack of strategy or any sign of positive initiatives to present to investors.
Well, we all know the analysts love FDX and have a strong dislike for UPS as it is a Union shop. Also, FDX CEO spends a lot of time in DC, , and, from what I've heard, is quite well liked.
If you listen in on the quarterly interviews, it's quite an education. No matter what UPS says that's positive, there's always a caveat by the analysts with a "ya, but?" So obvious.
Sorry, I didn't mean to demean such an honor...I have a very close relative who is a driver. I was just trying to make a point that it doesn't register with investors as an incentive to buy stock. No, we don't want to get the same reputation as FDX's CEO' however, but there has to be a better way to promote UPS as a solid investment..
I was just about to reply to UPS on it's PR regarding 25 years of safe driving...Do they really think this is going to create incentive to invest in UPS stock?? I just don't get this company. They seem to rest on their laurels as "one of the top ten most respected companies". Sorry, guys, you need to give investors something positive, tangible and future-reaching news to hold on to.your investors. FDX is always in the limelight and look at their stock price. It wasn't all that long ago when it was half of what UPS was. Is it still a "buy" stock???
Ronsright, I'm not sure I follow your logic. I do not wish to sell my shares acquired in 1998. What I want is to watch the stock increase in value so that my children will benefit from my years of being faithful to UPS. I still believe that going on the open market was a mistake. It then became subject to the whims of Wall Street's Big Money makers. We little guys don't have any way of stopping their methods of buying and selling.
I'm so tired of seeing this stock being played with by the day traders who throw big bucks into this stock and selling off at the end of the day. Somehow they always know when it is going to be attractive. Those of us who invested in this company years ago are taking the hit from this type of trading, (otherwise known as greed.) This comment ought to make a big hit!!!