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In today's video, I look at global shipping giant FedEx (NYSE: FDX) and how the stock is off its 52-week high after the company lowered its outlook for next quarter. I think that despite its short-term challenges, FedEx is making the right moves to secure its position as an industry leader. To counter rising fuel costs, FedEx is purchasing new freight-carrying jets from Boeing (NYSE: BA) that are up to 30% more fuel-efficient. Also, FedEx is growing through international expansion.

That said, FedEx faces fierce competition from rival UPS (NYSE: UPS), which is also making strides overseas. UPS recently acquired TNT Express, which could threaten FedEx's progress abroad. However, as my Foolish colleague Navjot Kaur points out, FedEx plans to counter this by focusing on organic growth in Europe -- something that has worked well for it in the past. Additionally, clients like Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) are big business for both FedEx and UPS. Growth in e-commerce should continue to boost volume for FedEx. I think this is a winning stock, so long as you can own it for the long term.

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