4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: UPS

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, package delivery company United Parcel Service (NYS: UPS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at UPS' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

UPS facts

Headquarters (Founded)Atlanta (1907)
Market Cap$69.5 billion
IndustryAir delivery and freight services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$52.4 billion
Management

Chairman/CEO D. Scott Davis (since 2008)

CFO Kurt Kuehn (since 2008)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)17.6%
Cash/Debt$5.64 billion / $12.2 billion
Dividend Yield2.9%
CompetitorsFedEx (NYS: FDX)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 88% of the 1,718 members who have rated UPS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star dividendsrus, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and mwlove.

Late last month, dividendsrus tapped UPS as a timely bargain pick:

[Amazon.com] stock is booming. The post office is dying. And yet UPS stock is tanking? Looks like a buying opportunity to me.

UPS even boasts a solid operating margin of 10.8%. That's higher than that of main rival FedEx (5.9%), as well as other shipping and logistics plays like C.H. Robinson (NAS: CHRW) (7%) and Expeditors International of Washington (NAS: EXPD) (9.3%).

CAPS member mwlove expands on the UPS outperform argument:

Great value here. I actually bought it at a higher level, but I'm comfortable because UPS is well-run, has good margins, and pays a great dividend. Its current malaise is due to fears of recession and, paradoxically, high fuel prices. Fuel prices are now falling, business is expanding, and UPS will fly us to the moon.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of UPS and FedEx. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of FedEx and Amazon.com. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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