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UPS

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UPS expects number of packages returned to peak before Christmas

National Returns Day is expected to occur prior to Christmas, reflecting just how deeply e-commerce is reshaping the retail universe, according to UPS. Consumers who got a jump on online shopping in the days before Black Friday are expected to begin returning more than 1 million packages each day in December, jumpstarting the holiday returns season earlier than ever. The spike is driven by self-gifting due to retailer promotions, express shipping for deliveries and returns, simplified returns processes and advanced re-stocking and management systems. In past years, National Returns Day occurred in early January and represented the highest spike of packages for the entire year. Returns are still expected to hit 1.3 million packages on Jan. 3, but this will now represent the second wave and be outpaced by Dec. 19th returns of 1.5 million. These returns are included in the 800 million packages UPS anticipates delivering this holiday season.

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COWN
12/12/18
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Outperform
FedEx margins likely to improve on y/y, q/q basis, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Helane Becker reiterated an Outperform rating and $280 price target on FedEx (FDX), telling investors in a research note that she believes margins will improve on a y/y and q/q basis, albeit at a moderately slower than expected pace. She lowered her 2Q19 earnings estimates to reflect higher purchase transportation costs and softer international pricing, but raised 2H19 estimates due to a strong peak and improving Express and Ground operations. She notes that investors are concerned Amazon (AMZN) will mitigate rising transportation costs by launching their own delivery network to compete with FedEx and its peers, but says that a new entrant will have to meaningfully ramp up its cost profile and forgo other investment opportunities to achieve the operating efficiencies of FedEx, UPS (UPS) and others.
12/06/18
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12/06/18
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Buy
USPS task force report may relieve concerns about Stamps.com, says B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Zach Cummins noted that the task force assigned by President Trump to review the operations of the United States Postal Service finally released its report, which includes a number of proposed administrative and legislative reforms. He believes the report could provide relief for recent investor concerns around Stamps.com's (STMP) viability as a USPS partner and may ultimately provide a longer-term net benefit to the business, Cummins tells investors. While potential price increases could hurt customers such as Amazon (AMZN), FedEx (FDX), and UPS (UPS), Cummins thinks it would represent little-to-no impact to Stamps given that the company does not participate in "last-mile" delivery, he added. Following the release of the report, he reiterated his Buy rating and $300 price target on Stamps.com shares.
12/06/18
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Postal system Task Force report positive for FedEx and UPS, says Citi
Citi analyst Christian Wetherbee views the White House Task Force's report on the U.S. postal system as a "material positive" for parcel pricing. The analyst says the Task Force affirmed his view that the U.S. Postal Service's new business model needs to be structured around parcel and that pricing should be aimed at maximizing profit versus volume. Collectively, the report appears to support the thesis that the USPS should be restructured to sustain profits and reinvestment using the secular growth of parcel as a lever, Wetherbee tells investors in a research note. He believes the initiatives laid out in the report, many of which Treasury believes can be enacted directly by the Trump Administration, are likely to lead to higher parcel rates, which is a "long-term positive" to FedEx (FDX) and UPS (UPS).
12/04/18
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12/04/18
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Market missing risk Amazon poses to UPS, FedEx air volumes, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Ravi Shanker said investors so far have been focusing on Amazon's (AMZN) last-mile efforts and build-out of its internal logistics network, but he thinks the market has been missing the potential risk posed to UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX) air volumes from the e-commerce giant's in-house Express Air network. While "Amazon Air's" rollout is in the early stages, Shanker already estimates a 200-300 bps impact on the Domestic Air volume growth of UPS and FedEx and expects more erosion. Amazon Air could put 2% of potential revenue for UPS and FedEx at risk in 2018, and Shanker sees that growing to over 10% by 2025, he tells investors. Following the Amazon Air analysis, the analyst lowered his price target for UPS to $87 from $92 and for FedEX shares to $230 from $240. Shanker keeps an Equal Weight rating on FedEx and an Underweight rating on UPS.

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Western Alliance

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Activision Blizzard

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BDN

Brandywine Realty

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GIL

Gildan Activewear

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Gildan Activewear cuts FY19 adj. EPS view to $1.65-$1.70 from $1.95-$2.00 »

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Brandywine Realty

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Brandywine Realty narrows FY19 FFO guidance to $1.41-$1.43 from $1.40-$1.44 

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