UPS (NYSE: UPS) made its investors proud this morning with a good earnings report and a large jump in its business-to-consumer division, which could bode well for the e-commerce segment. The company gets 40% of its business from business-to-consumer shipments -- think companies such as Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) . These shipments have jumped 12% from last year. Investors are also happy with the 3.2% dividend payout, which is larger than that of FedEx (NYSE: FDX) .
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