UPS (NYS: UPS) made its investors proud this morning with a good earnings report and a large jump in its business-to-consumer division, which could bode well for the e-commerce segment. The company gets 40% of its business from business-to-consumer shipments -- think companies such as Amazon.com (NAS: AMZN) . These shipments have jumped 12% from last year. Investors are also happy with the 3.2% dividend payout, which is larger than that of FedEx (NYS: FDX) .
See more in the following video.
Everyone knows Amazon is the big bad wolf in the retail world right now, but at its sky-high valuation, most investors are worried that Amazon's share price will get knocked down instead of those of its competitors. We'll tell you what's driving Amazon's growth, and how to know when to buy and sell this company, in our premium research report. Our report also has you covered with a full year of free analyst updates to keep you informed as its story changes, so click here now to read more.
The article UPS Delivers on Q3 Earnings originally appeared on Fool.com.
Blake Bos and Isaac Pino have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Amazon.com, FedEx, and UPS. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.
Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.