FedEx's $4.8 billion bid for TNT will combine two firms with quite different strengths while boosting global delivery cost advantages, writes Morningstar analyst Keith Schoonmaker .
Despite low fuel prices pointing toward the contrary, railroads’ competitive advantages remain strong against transportation rivals.
Investors should only take risks that the market rewards--and that they can live with.
Top managers continue to find opportunities for some new-money purchases, while taking full advantage of a rising stock market to book gains in shares trading above their fair value estimates.
The recent wave of M&A continued this week, but some mergers look better than others for shareholders.
The exact timing of an ultimate rate hike shouldn't worry long-term investors. Plus, FedEx outdoes UPS, Oracle stands its ground, and more.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: three wide-moat names worth a look, an 89-day deal in Washington, and more.
Class I railroads have cost advantages and scale efficiencies that give them a competitive edge over lesser players.
The Fed stays a course toward normalcy, stormy weather for FedEx, and housing hits a rough patch.
An economic moat provides a gauge of a company's competitive advantages and overall strength, and it is a highly valuable tool for investors of all levels.