5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: FedEx

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, express-delivery giant FedEx (NYS: FDX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

FedEx facts

Headquarters (founded)

Memphis, Tenn. (1971)

Market Cap

$28.7 billion


Air freight and logistics

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$43 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Frederick Smith
CFO Alan Graf

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.7 billion / $2.4 billion

Dividend Yield



DHL International
TNT Express
United Parcel Service

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

On CAPS, 91% of the 2,359 members who have rated FedEx believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Justin Loiseau (TMFJLo), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community: "Largest postal company in the world, and Internet sales will continue to drive up demand in years to come. Scale is important, and [FedEx] is making smart partnerships with [United States Postal Service] and others to further entrench their presence in a sector that cannot be replaced: moving things from point A to point B."

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