4-Star Dividend 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, delivery giant United Parcel Service (NYS: UPS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

UPSfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Atlanta (1907)

Market Cap

$70.4 billion

Industry

Air freight and logistics

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$53.7 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO D. Scott Davis (since 2008)
CFO Kurt Kuehn (since 2008)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

18.5%

Cash/Debt

$7.3 billion / $13.1 billion

Dividend Yield

3.1%

Competitors

FedEx (NYS: FDX)
United States Postal Service


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

On CAPS, 88% of the 1,795 members who have rated UPS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this year, one of those Fools, JohnCLeven, succinctly summed up the UPS bull case for our community:

If it moves, UPS moves it. More importantly, they move it more efficiently and more profitably than [FedEx] or anyone else. Super high barriers to entry. Extremely wide moat. Great dividend. Wonderful company at a reasonable price. Long term hold.

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The article 4-Star Dividend Stocks Poised to Pop: UPS originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of FedEx. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend FedEx and United Parcel Service. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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