Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, shipping 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.

FedEx facts 


Memphis, Tenn. (1971)

Market Cap

$17.0 billion


Air freight and logistics

TTM Revenue

$37.51 billion


Founder/CEO Frederick Smith
CFO Alan Graf Jr.

Return on Equity (average, last five years)




CAPS members bullish on FDX also bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE)
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

CAPS members bearish on FDX also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE:GM)
Ford (NYSE:F)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 608 of the 657 members who have rated FedEx -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mode7 and SideShowMel0329, both of whom are ranked in the top 4% of our community.

Last month, mode7 noted that FedEx has "better pricing in some respects than the US Post Office and they're one of the most professional companies you'll find in any sector." Our CAPS All-Star concludes: "They'll probably suffer a bit with the economic downturn, as I suppose they're a leading indicator, so they'll pick up nicely as the markets do."

In a pitch from earlier in the month, SideShowMel0329 also weighs his shipping options:

This is a good company if you're looking to invest in the services industry, especially when it comes to shipping. The [United States Postal Service] is cheap, but it's also poorly run and losing money fast. I think [FedEx] (along with UPS) are primed to takeover the shipping industry. I think both make for good investments, but [FedEx] has a much nicer P/B, a better current ratio, and seems to have a stronger hold on shipping with businesses (which is where the money is at).

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. FedEx and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. UPS and Johnson & Johnson are selections of Income Investor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.