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  1. New Morningstar Analyst Report for FedEx Corp

    Stock Reports

    Mon, 30 Jun 2014

    economic cycles and oil supply crises. While short-term results may suffer, the firm's powerful network is here to stay. Fred Smith , FedEx's founder and the inventor of overnight national delivery, remains at the helm of a largely independent board that

  2. New Morningstar Analyst Report for FedEx Corp

    Stock Reports

    Mon, 30 Jun 2014

    adequate, this coverage including rent is certainly not as glowing as the firm's 50 times EBIT/interest expense ratio. Fred Smith , FedEx's founder and the inventor of overnight delivery, remains at the helm of a largely independent board that has guided

  3. Winter Hit CSX Hard in the First Quarter; We Expect Similar Headwinds at Other Transports

    Commentary

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014

    to winter storms. All the rails, indeed, all transports, faced bitter, debilitating conditions this year. FedEx CEO Fred Smith called this the toughest winter in which his firm has ever operated, but we consider weather to be a regular variable in

  4. Harsh Weather Pounded FedEx's Fiscal 3Q Results, but Season of Storms Doesn't Disrupt our Thesis

    Commentary

    Wed, 19 Mar 2014

    FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith described this winter as the toughest in which the firm has ever operated, and management estimates that related volume declines

  5. U.S. Economy: Standing Still or Standing Up?

    Video Reports

    Fri, 4 Oct 2013

    Oftentimes, you can tell more about what's going on in China or in other parts of the emerging-markets theaters by calling Fred Smith at FedEx and saying, how many packages were shipped out of China? Or these guys who have got the satellites can see how

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    in China or in other parts of the emerging-markets theaters by calling Fred Smith at FedEx and saying, how many packages were shipped out of China? Or these guys who have got the satellites can see
  6. Global Economy Weak, but FedEx Ground and Freight Strong in Fiscal 1Q

    Commentary

    Tue, 18 Sep 2012

    2013, FedEx expects 1.9% GDP growth, 3% U.S. industrial production growth, and 2.7% global GDP expansion. CEO Fred Smith indicates that he expects relatively low volume numbers (perhaps lower growth rates than GDP growth rates) until macro issues

  7. FedEx Beats Top-Line Expectations on Mixed Fundamentals

    Headlines

    Thu, 22 Mar 2012

    This lead to an operating margin of 7.7 percent compared to 4.1 percent in the previous year. The company’s CEO Frederick W . Smith said results were driven by improving yields, record holiday package shipping and exceptional performance at FedEx Ground

  8. UPS' Bid to Acquire All Shares of TNT Rejected

    Commentary

    Mon, 20 Feb 2012

    comparable capabilities in air and ground (also less-than-truckload, or "LTL") services. When we last heard FedEx CEO Fred Smith comment on this matter, which was in Sept. 2010, he indicated low interest in TNT since it still had postal operations

  9. FedEx Grows Fiscal 2Q Revenue 10%, Improves Margin, Reaffirms Full Fiscal-Year Earnings Guidance

    Commentary

    Thu, 15 Dec 2011

    purchased 17 B777Fs and will continue to add to this fleet, including four units in fiscal 2013 and two in fiscal 2014. Founder Fred Smith made several observations today on changes he sees in international air movements. Smith indicated it is not clear that the

  10. FedEx CEO: Economy not slipping back to recession

    Headlines

    Thu, 6 Oct 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - FedEx Corp Chief Executive Fred Smith said on Thursday that he does not expect the U.S. economy to slip back into recession.

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