Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, express delivery giant FedEx (NYSE: FDX ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at FedEx's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Memphis, Tenn. (1971)|
|Market Cap||$29.9 billion|
|Industry||Air freight and logistics|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$42.7 billion|
|Management||Founder/Chairman/CEO Frederick Smith
CFO Alan Graf
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||10.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.8 billion / $1.7 billion|
United Parcel Service
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 91% of the 2,335 members who have rated FedEx believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
The world is becoming a Global Village. It is becoming much more centralized around ever bigger cities with production being done in the farthest flung, cheapest places possible. What this means for [FedEx] is business. [FedEx] has been positioning itself over the past decade. ... They have been upgrading their fleets, forging strategic partnerships and making pointed acquisitions to fast growth areas. ... In short I think the world is going to need a lot more shipping to be done and [FedEx] is going to be one of the most reliable, cheap and competitively placed players.
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