UPS Cuts First Quarter Guidance

April 9, 2008 at 12:45 pm  ·  Category: Macro Economics, Market Commentary, Stocks

The US economy has continued to weaken, causing a reduction in domestic package volume and a shift away from premium products.

UPS Press Release, April 8 

The piece of news that most caught my attention today was UPS (UPS), the delivery company, cutting first quarter guidance from 94-98 cents to 86-87 cents (UPS Press Release).

This suggests a real slowdown in economic activity as consumers and businesses ship less packages.

UPS shares are down about 3.5% on the heaviest volume in the last 52 weeks (UPS YTD Chart).

Disclosure: Top Gun has no position in UPS (UPS) shares.

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