The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics across the investing world.

UPS is a shipper with a strong history (it was founded in 1907) and arguably a strong future as online retail continues to grow. It's already one of the largest companies in the U.S. But does its size, its past, and its future justify its inclusion in the Dow? Anand gives his thoughts.

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