|Bid||95.91 x 800|
|Ask||95.94 x 800|
|Day's Range||95.71 - 97.00|
|52 Week Range||89.89 - 125.09|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.28|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.84 (3.62%)|
|1y Target Est||116.36|
UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said May 22 that it placed the largest order for renewable natural gas (RNG) in U.S. history with the purchase of 170 million gallon equivalents of the alternate fuel over the next seven years. Under the deal, the Atlanta-based transport and logistics giant will pay Clean Energy Fuels, (NASDAQ: CLNE) one of the nation's leading natural gas suppliers, for the energy, which will be used to run the natural gas-powered delivery vehicles in the UPS fleet. UPS has 6,100 natural gas vehicles operating in nine countries, including the U.S. The cost for the fuel, in present-day dollars, is around $95 million.
Citing the German publication Deutsche Verkehrs Zeitung (DVZ), a recent Lloyd's Loading List article suggests Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is expanding its European air operations. If true, Amazon could threaten the control of the European express market by the triumvirate of DHL, UPS Inc (NYSE: UPS) and FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX). Amazon expanded its online retail platform into Europe in its early days.
UPS says its deal with Clean Energy Fuels involves buying 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas.
UPS (UPS) today announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year. RNG is a key part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be 40% of total ground fuel purchases by 2025, supporting the logistics leader’s efforts to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its ground fleet 12% by 2025.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined an appeal by UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) of a lower court ruling that effectively validated how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is allowed to price its parcel products and services. The Supreme Court's ruling, which was issued without comment, upholds a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The appellate court sided with the interpretation of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), an independent agency that approves, rejects and modifies postal rates, in determining to what degree parcel prices should cover "institutional" costs of the USPS, or the expenses required to operate the organization.
Today, The UPS Store, Inc. announced its recently launched, Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurship, a program offering significant financial incentives – valued at nearly $300,000 – for a select group of qualified U.S. military veterans to help open their own The UPS Store® franchise location. The UPS Store, Inc. is proud to support America’s U.S. armed forces as they pursue starting their own business and as a part of this effort the company will waive the franchise license fees for 10 first-time veteran franchisees. The UPS Store, Inc. is accepting franchise application packets from veterans between Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 (Veterans Day).
UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said late on May 15 that it has completed a multi-year, $300 million expansion of its key ground sorting and distribution hub in Louisville, Kentucky, tripling its size to more than 1 million square feet and doubling its package processing capacity to about 85,000 packages per hour. The project is critical to Atlanta-based UPS' operations because the facility, known as "Louisville Centennial," sits just a couple of miles from the company's "Worldport" global air hub at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Packages are inserted at the hub into the UPS air network for next-day or same-day delivery if the parcels are funneled through by the cut-off of 1:30 a.m. With the expansion, the hub will funnel even more parcels into its air operations, supporting fast deliveries to e-commerce customers, UPS said.
UPS (UPS) today announced Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine has named the company to its “100 Best Corporate Citizens” annual listing for the tenth straight year. The distinction celebrates the standout environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of Russell 1000 companies across the United States. “It’s good to see our ongoing sustainability efforts to continue to be a good neighbor and to mitigate our environmental footprint are being recognized as evidenced by UPS moving up 27 spots on this listing year over year,” said Crystal Lassiter, senior director of global sustainability for UPS.
The facility has more than tripled in size and roughly doubled its sorting capacity while adding a few hundred workers.
Perhaps no other company defines this century's digitized economy better than Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). By simply mentioning AMZN stock, the U.S. has a game-changing institution that's the envy of the world. But with unprecedented dominance comes fierce criticism and opposition.Source: Shutterstock Especially in the current political environment, it's become routine to blast the e-commerce giant as disruptive and exploitative. Even President Trump -- a man who isn't exactly popular -- went on the offensive against AMZN stock.Admittedly, many of these accusations have a ring of truth to them. But what's also true is that the company has made genuine efforts to revitalize the broader economy. For instance, in its latest bid to bring one-day deliveries to Prime customers, Amazon is funding courier service entrepreneurs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere's the rub: they're asking AMZN employees to step up to the plate.Essentially, management wants some of their workers to quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. The idea here is that these business owners will grow a delivery fleet to serve only Amazon customers, streamlining a segment of a multi-billion dollar industry. Of course, with e-commerce representing a greater share of all retail sales, this is a viable operation. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites To further incentivize volunteers, AMZN is offering a very generous offer: $10,000 to help with start-up costs, in addition to three-months' pay. Not only will this move boost the Amazon stock price longer-term, it may finally ease PR pressure. AMZN Employees Have Opportunity of a LifetimeOne of the best investments you could have made was to invest in Amazon stock early on. One meme circulating shows how $1,000 at the IPO would be worth $1.2 million today. Failing that, the next best choice is to partner with the company as it attempts to utterly dominate retail.Given a choice, I'll take the entrepreneurship offer over free shares of AMZN stock. Why? As a non-dividend paying growth name, you can't do much with the equity. Shares will either move higher or lower. But with the delivery-service partnership, you have the ability to control their compensation.Best of all, you don't have to deal with office politics. Your success (or failure) is entirely dependent on you. I believe this is a pivotal reason why entrepreneurs are happier than employees. This happiness segues perfectly into my next point… Partnership Offer Is a Great Deal for Amazon StockAs a former employee of several large corporations, I've experienced private couriers like FedEx (NYSE:FDX) and United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) from several angles. Generally speaking, the level of service varies by specific worker or business unit.I've encountered delivery drivers who made it clear that they hated their jobs. And over time, I've noticed less-personable service as a retail customer. Nowadays, the "track my shipment" option that many couriers offer is totally useless because the estimated arrival time window is too big.Most likely, that will change with a dedicated delivery network, eventually driving up the Amazon stock price. I say this because business owners, not employees, will handle the one-day delivery services. If a problem pops up, the managers of that particular route have every incentive to resolve it. If not, the entire business suffers. * 6 Trade War Stocks With a Lot of Risk Because personal pride and reputation is associated with each Prime shipment, I think you'll see better-than-expected performances. You can't say that about FedEx or UPS because each cog is tied to a bigger one. Therefore, on the delivery end, you don't find much motivation for operational excellence. This is an underappreciated tailwind for AMZN stock. AMZN Stock Can Finally Shed Its PR ControversiesAs I mentioned earlier, Amazon stock carries with it many controversies. Primarily, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has disrupted the retail sector so much that several malls have simply collapsed. In those failures, however, lie terrible human tragedies.In addition, high-profile politicians and social advocates have accused Amazon of being tone deaf. The uproar was so great that ultimately, AOC upended HQ2 in NYC. Plus, you have Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang calling out the company for not paying federal taxes.But with the delivery-partnership program, AMZN can finally attract positive attention. That's because this program is an immediate job creator. True, Amazon has automated thousands of jobs into oblivion. But this partnership opportunity rewards those with a visionary spirit. In turn, these folks can grow their businesses in their communities, sparking a hiring surge.It also does away with the notion that Amazon stock is merely a consumptive entity. This bold strategy levers an accretive effect on communities impacted by either automation or disruption. At the very least, the move forces a nuanced discussion of big business in the 21st century.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market * 5 Consumer Stocks Ready to Push Higher * 3 of the Best ETFs to Buy for a Play on Gold Stocks Compare Brokers The post 3 Reasons Why The New Delivery Service Program Will Lift Amazon Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
UPS (UPS) has completed the multi-phase expansion of its Louisville Centennial ground package sortation and distribution facility. “Tripling the size of our Centennial hub provides companies with distribution centers and operations in Kentucky and the surrounding areas with more opportunities to better serve their customers,” said Joe Boyle, president of UPS’s Ohio Valley District.
The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. (“K&T”), www.nasd-law.com, announced today that it filed a claim against Merrill Lynch on behalf of a former UPS (UPS) employee for losses sustained from unsuitable covered call writing strategies for concentrated UPS stock positions. More importantly, the Claimant was earning much needed quarterly dividends, which he relies upon in his retirement.
Amazon (AMZN) is doing something avant-garde, paying employees to quit and start their own business. Amazon is offering employees 3-months pay and $10,000 worth of startup funds to open their own local delivery services.
UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said May 14 that it will triple to 179 the number of countries that U.S. exporters can ship to on Saturdays. An additional 122 countries are now included in the company's "Worldwide Express" service, UPS said. The new countries include 20 in Europe, 28 in the Americas, 2 in Asia Pacific and 72 in the Middle East and Africa.
UPS (UPS) is significantly expanding the destination countries that are available to its U.S. customers using the company’s Saturday pick-up solution for export shipments. Businesses that schedule a Saturday pick-up for their UPS Worldwide Express portfolio packages from the U.S. to 179 international markets will have their shipments processed and shipped on Sunday and delivered as soon as Monday.
The tech contractor finds itself in a litany of companies tied together by activist investor John Chevedden.
UPS Declares Quarterly Dividend(Continued from Prior Part)Share repurchasesShare repurchases are yet another strategy that United Parcel Service (UPS) uses to create wealth for its shareholders. Share buybacks are considered a more tax-efficient
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a massive company and it has an equally massive workforce. The company employs many people at its warehouses, where three factors are converging: shipping costs, the need for greater speed with the move to one-day Amazon Prime shipping, and increased labor costs. The company is now experimenting with equipment that addresses all three of these issues. And it could lead to Amazon job cuts.Source: Amazon New machines rapidly box up orders and label them, building a custom-made box for each order as they do so. At each warehouse where the technology is deployed, there could be up to 24 Amazon job cuts as the robotic equipment replaces humans. Report: Amazon Job Cuts Coming Via Warehouse Order Boxing AutomationReuters published an exclusive report this morning, detailing a program currently being tested at Amazon warehouses. According to Reuters' sources, the company has installed technology at a number of its warehouses that scans the products for an order as they arrive on a conveyer belt, then wraps them in a custom-made box and slaps on a delivery label.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe machines -- called CartonWrap -- are made by an Italian company, and are capable of processing between 600 and 700 boxes per hour. That makes them four or five times more efficient than a human packer. Offsetting this efficiency somewhat is the need to have one employee stationed at the machine to help load custom orders, and another to keep stocking the machine with glue and sheets of cardboard.A warehouse with the CartonWrap machines installed would also need to have a specially-trained technician onsite to deal with jams and other issues. According to the Reuters report, the net gain for Amazon is the elimination of at least 24 positions per warehouse. If the CartonWrap machines are deployed at all Amazon U.S. warehouses, that would represent 1,300 Amazon job cuts.As for expenditures, the costs of the equipment would be recovered within two years. Given the cost of employee wages, that's a substantial win for the company, and a positive for Amazon stock. Benefits for Amazon StockAmong American companies, Amazon has the second-largest number of employees. Wages are a big expense. That cost got even bigger last year when it announced a new $15 hourly minimum wage for all employees. That move reportedly cost $1.5 billion per year, and the resulting hit to AMZN earnings is likely to impact Amazon stock value.The Amazon job cuts would help a bit to offset that increased expenditure.For years, Amazon has had issues where small products were shipped in ridiculously large boxes. This is not only bad PR, but it costs the company more in shipping fees. And shipment costs for a company with Amazon's scale are huge -- big enough that AMZN launched its own delivery service last year, competing with carriers like UPS (NYSE:UPS). The CartonWrap machines customize boxes to minimize wasted space, which means lower cost through carriers -- and more packages on a truck for its own delivery fleet.Finally, in April Amazon announced it would begin rolling out one-day Prime delivery.Amazon stock has been feeling the effect of slowing e-commerce sales, and improving Prime from two-day to one-day service is seen as a way to boost those shopping numbers. But one-day shipping requires orders to be turned around much more quickly. Replacing human order boxers with CartonWrap machines that are four to five times faster would go a long way toward achieving one-day Prime delivery goal. Avoiding LayoffsAMZN has been working to put a positive spin on its role as the country's second-largest employer. Headlines decrying Amazon job cuts would not be the desired outcome. The company has not made the final decision about wide scale deployment of the CartonWrap technology, but if its does there is a plan.An Amazon spokesperson released a statement, telling Reuters:"We are piloting this new technology with the goal of increasing safety, speeding up delivery times and adding efficiency across our network. We expect the efficiency savings will be re-invested in new services for customers, where new jobs will continue to be created." * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites Reuters sources say that means the company will count on attrition and shuffling employees to other positions, while playing up the safety angle. That would avoid those Amazon job cuts being reported as actual layoffs and ensure the new robots are a win for Amazon stock on multiple fronts.As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites * 10 Stocks That Could Squeeze Short Sellers, Including CGC * 5 Tech Stocks Getting Crushed Compare Brokers The post Robots Are Coming for 1,300 Amazon Warehouse Jobs appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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ATLANTA, May 09, 2019 -- The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.96 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares..