Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, package-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' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Air delivery and freight services
Chairman/CEO D. Scott Davis (since 2008)
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)
$4.3 billion / $11.2 billion
United States Postal Service
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 88% of the 1,750 members who have rated UPS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
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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