Will 2012 Be a Rough Year for This Shipper?

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This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan goes in-depth on FedEx and its recent earnings release. The company had a great quarter, more than doubling earnings. But investors were disappointed by the company's lower economic growth guidance, and the stock got punished for it. Brendan also talks about how UPS' acquisition of TNT Express will affect FedEx, and whether the companies deserve a spot in your portfolio.

One of the reasons that UPS purchased TNT Express was for its presence in China and Latin America. But UPS is not alone in chasing growth abroad. There are three other companies whose international growth stories we're particularly bullish on. If the trend continues, investors could be looking at internationally fueled new stock highs. Uncover them in our special free report: "3 American Companies Set to Dominate the World." The report won't be available forever, so we invite you to enjoy a free copy today. You can access it by clicking here. Enjoy, and Fool on!

At the time this article was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com and lululemon athletica.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmazon.com, FedEx, and lululemon athletica. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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