In a global environment where e-commerce is growing and oil prices look to remain relatively low, United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) is an industry leader that is capitalizing in this environment.
United Parcel Service is the world’s largest package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions. Currently, UPS operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package and Supply Chain & Freight.
Retail e-commerce has overtaken the traditional business-to-business deliveries. When comparing 2012 to estimates in
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When you’re the No. 1 company in a competitive sector like retail, all eyes are on you. In the case of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), the No. 1 (meaning the biggest) company in the retail space, the competition is fierce. With direct competition from Costco (NASDAQ:COST), Target (NYSE:TGT), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), plus discount stores like Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) picking away at the company, is Wal-Mart a company to invest in, or is it a company on the decline?
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Over the past year, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has been a laggard in the sector. As the chart below indicates, J&J has clearly fallen behind a couple of its competitors. As Johnson & Johnson has lagged the group and looks to have fallen out of favour, is this a good time to add to or enter a position, or is it time to turn away and look for opportunities elsewhere?
Johnson & Johnson is a multi-national company engaged in research
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When looking at the chart for Lowe’s Company (NYSE: LOW) we can see that the share price has come off over the past few months. Since the beginning of the year the share price has been relatively flat. So as we dive further into the company fundamentals and look for “cracks in the armor” we will look to solve the question, is this the beginning of a sell off or a healthy consolidation in a company with plenty of legs
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Over the past 5 years, The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) has been on a tear. The company’s stock is up over 300%. A couple of the factors leading to these gains are a slowly improving housing market coupled managements ability to focus on disciplined capital allocation, productivity and efficiency. These factors together have provided an environment which has produced exceptional shareholder returns.
As The Home Depot stock price has increased by over 300% over the past five years, I will analyze
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