FedEx to deliver robust results

FedEx will it report its first quarter results on Thursday 18 September. The consensus is for revenue of $11.45 billion and an EPS of $1.94.

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Source: Bloomberg

FedEx is trading at $151.93. The stock is up 7.4% since it announced its fourth-quarter results for 2014 in June, in which both the revenue and EPS doubled on the year and exceeded estimates.

Equity analysts are bullish on FedEx. Out of the 31 recommendations, 14 are buys, 16 are holds and only one is a sell.

Cost-cutting is likely to continue, with the focus being on trimming its Asian business in order to profit growth.

The stock has held onto the gains that were made on the back of the strong fourth-quarter earnings in June. For the past month the share price has been trading with a tight range of $148 and $152; if it drops below $148 the next level down is $145.92. If FedEx exceeds estimates it could clear the all-time high of $153.99 and target $155.

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