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UPS Slashes Guidance Amid "Slowing U.S. Industrial Economy

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With macro fundamental data anything but positive and earnings expectations on a one-way street lower, it makes perfect sense for stocks to be surging on expectations for the future, right? Well, it appears UPS is about to burst that little bubble of faith, hope, and unclarity.

  • *UPS EXPECTS TO REPORT 2Q EPS $1.13; EST. $1.20; YEAR VIEW CUT
  • *UPS SEES YEAR ADJ. EPS $4.65-$4.85, SAW $4.80-$5.06, EST. $4.98

Citing "customer preference for lower-yielding shipping solutions" - i.e. everyone is slashing costs still, the real kicker is what is driving their revenue and operating income below expectations - "a slowing US industrial economy." So much for the 'recovery'. For now, UPS is -4.2% pre-market.

 

 


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Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:45 | Link to Comment GubbermintWorker
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And they don't allow you to ship guns either!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:48 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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But they do allow you to buy junk made by Chinese and ship it. In return the sheeples are indebted for life.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:55 | Link to Comment El Oregonian
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UPS is downs.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:03 | Link to Comment SamAdams
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If only UPS were the prefered transport of liquor.  Bartending is in a breakout!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:08 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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The economic recovery is moving employment entertainment and temp positions. It's not surprising that UPS is down, how much do hookers need to ship things. They might be able to help UPS with that down problem though.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:06 | Link to Comment onewayticket2
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in our biz, we're shifting certain parcels from fedex to USPS expressmail.  ~half the price/twice the speed of ground.  sure, it's a pain to get it to the PO, but we just have an employee , err, temp handle....

 

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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And if shipping is down, pretty much every other business is hurting too. 

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 13:19 | Link to Comment MarsInScorpio
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Theere is a toll-free number you can call to get your package picked up by the postal service at your office.

-30-

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:07 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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But they will ship ammo.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:09 | Link to Comment 10mm
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Yes,they ship ammo.Ammoman.com ships ups.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:26 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Yes they do...lots and lots of precious ammo!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:46 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Good news for the US Post Office system at least. 

Bad news for ZH-most-hated-stock AMZN.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:30 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Yeah... UPS probably ensures its package weights are accurate to ensure it's actually making money... unlike the USPS.

About 90% of the ePackets I get from China are over weight by at least 50%.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:44 | Link to Comment Non Passaran
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> About 90% of the ePackets I get from China are over weight by at least 50%.

That's funny - I was told Chinese airport workers observed the same about the Americans.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:00 | Link to Comment gjp
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So naturally it's up 1% in Benny's wonder world

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:47 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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g = 9.8 m/s^2 [down]

 

Whoo hoo, beating gravity is a great thing. One must take up yoga to read the chart.

 

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:49 | Link to Comment 101 years and c...
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whats stronger:  gravity or the printer?  im betting on gravity.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:08 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Me too especially when the financial collapse implodes into a black hole!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:58 | Link to Comment ChacoFunFact
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An object in free fall can do no work.

-Ed Asner, quoting Sir Isaac Neston while wondering outloud how it was possible for building 7 to fall at free fall speed while also effortlessly demolishing ton and tons and tons of steel and cemet pancake style.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:47 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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At least the speed of packages will pick up unless......they lay guys off.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:47 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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so then green shoots for the trannies?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:48 | Link to Comment Cdad
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So...soaring oil, fake bank earnings, hot inflation numbers [just as the entire world is positioned for deflation], and flashing red lights for the consumer/industrial economy from UPS.

Rally! 

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:49 | Link to Comment jpc578
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Clearly UPS needs David Tepper to teach them how to analyze economic data. What part of "the economy is booming" do they not understand?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:50 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Send the Federal Reserve to unload the trucks.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:50 | Link to Comment The Contrarian ...
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Just pretend and everything will be allright...

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:57 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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USSA is done pretending. Now broke as shit and nothing more left to loot.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:50 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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In April everything was hunky dory

UPS Earnings Beat on Growth in Exports, Ground

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100668706

 

I guess one has to read past the 2nd paragraph to see the true earnings.

 

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:50 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Friend went and applied at FEDX couple weeks ago and they told him not a good time they just laid off 25 people.

 

UPS should be getting a call from Obama anytime now.  Too much reality here.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:55 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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No worries, more wars will be created to keep this ponzi scheme going

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:13 | Link to Comment 10mm
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The only war would have to be a major,not some bombing mission or cake walk middle east shithole.Mass production of material and more than one foe.Im not seeing it.Im just saying.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:51 | Link to Comment Rainman
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They need to hire JPM's bean counters...fixed !

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:52 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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China exports slide raises doubts about currency policy

 

An unexpected slump in exports in June marked the latest worrying sign of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy and raised the prospect that regulators may be forced to drag the yuan back down after a massive rally this year.

 

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/china-exports-slide-raises-doubts-currency-poli...

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:55 | Link to Comment NEOSERF
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When I can print my own shit at home, it will be the final nail for UPS...in the meantime, these results can only mean opportunity, bring on Ackman

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:56 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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or Icahn

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:56 | Link to Comment csmith
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Symbol should be "DWNS"

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 08:56 | Link to Comment bnbdnb
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Buy UPS now, leverage X2. Make 8% profit in three days. This is the new normal.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:00 | Link to Comment Cursive
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Just ignore it.  Like Cramer says, if it guides lower, this means that it is not a "bellweather" stock.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:01 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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Did you ever notice how ZH reports all the negative stuff, but never, and I mean "never", writes an article about how we can win this thing? Is ZH a provocateur? I was looking online at a dating service for aborigine women with big breasts, and now ZH has hooked me up with the same website. Coincidence? God, I hope I am not dealing with the same close minded idiots that are on Liberty Forest! Pleeeease, we need to step out of the box.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:03 | Link to Comment bnbdnb
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ZH is a stop builder.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:11 | Link to Comment Cursive
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@Mr. Hudson

From a public policy/political/economics standpoint, what is there positive to talk about?  Also, WTF is Liberty Forest?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:18 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Well, we are positively fucked.
Google knows all, Mr. Hudson

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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The positive is about how we can win this thing. You gutless wonders have no clue. "Liberty Forest" is the now defunct "ronpaulforums.com".

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:25 | Link to Comment Cursive
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@Mr. Hudson

Do use usually generate a lot of positivity with ad hominem attacks like "gutless wonders?"  Real positive spirit there, guy.  Also, maybe the Ron Paul camp should direct their energies to getting Ron Paul (or his heir apparent) on the ballet in all 50 states for the next presidential election (if we have one).

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:30 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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"Gutless wonder" only applies to someone who is a "gutless wonder". Sometimes you have to use ad hominems to wake people up. Are you awake? Are you ready for the ultimate challange?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment 10mm
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Negative is the new reality.It hits me everytime i walk out the door.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:27 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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No. "Positive" is the new reality. Jim Rodgers said it best: "I became rich by buying when everybody else was selling". Rothschild took it a step further: "I only buy when there is blood in the streets". Do you see the pattern here?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:30 | Link to Comment Cursive
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@Mr.  Hudson

I completely agree that this is the best strategy for you.  I encourage you to show your great faith in this great country of ours and buy up everything that is not nailed down.  Be a patriot, Mr. Hudson, lever up and buy, buy, buy!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:31 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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ZH is not one-stop-shopping for news. If you want good news (and there is some) you'll need to look at the myriad of sites that report only good news. There are very few that will report the dark side of today's news, but you likely won't miss such a report if you look at ZH regularly. Tyler owns the site and gets to do as he wishes and there is definitely a niche market for this slice of the truth.

Besides look at the national public service he's providing by making it easy for the NSA to tag so many of us malcontents by watching which IP addresses regularly visit this site. Yoohoo Mr. Clapper I'm over here and I think you're a lying, traitorous scumbag!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:33 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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I don't want "good news", I want "solutions". C'mon ZH!! We need to start brainstorming and come up with some solutions!!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:39 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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boycott the Russell 2000

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:43 | Link to Comment Tinky
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Start with these two:

http://www.peakprosperity.com

http://www.resilientcommunities.com/

There are many others available to those who seek, so quit whining and open your eyes.

 

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:51 | Link to Comment css1971
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We know the solution.

http://www.positivemoney.org/

 

Monetary reform. You won't here those two words anywhere else.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:41 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops down to zero."

Does that sound like the tag line of a site dedicated to publishing good news?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:05 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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The economy is growing....just like a dick in the collective asses of the workers of Western countries.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:10 | Link to Comment timbo_em
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A note to .gov/central_planning: If the Fed were to print and ship paper money like they did with that money that went awol in Iraq instead of just 1s and 0s, UPS would be drowning in orders. They could even hire some security guys from a temp agency to guard the money.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:13 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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... didn't UPS hit 52 week high just yesterday? ...

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:18 | Link to Comment radiotom
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R..R...Rally on? Yes!? OK!! RALLLLLLLLLLY ONNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:28 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Green shoots. Companies are getting sqeezed again. Raise prices again.

Bernanke and the Fed want massive inflation.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:30 | Link to Comment Agent P
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I never understood why anyone would ever ship a breakable item with a company whose name could be pronounced "Oops".

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:48 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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What can the brown guy in white house , do for you?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:15 | Link to Comment Its Only Rock N Roll
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This should mean soft volumes for AMZN, higher losses and lower cash flow.... which will push the PPS over $350.  Well done UPS. 

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment rosiescenario
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Obviously UPS is lying, for a reason known only to them, otherwise the DOW would now be up +300 pts.

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