A shipping titan improves its competitive position

Fed Ex's narrow moat is widening, thanks to improvements in its ground shipping segment.

Keith Schoonmaker, CFA 21 November, 2017 | 6:00PM

 

 

Shipping pioneer FedEx continues to refine its portfolio to increase margins and capture more of its clients' shipping spending. Well known for overnight parcel deliveries, FedEx has improved its competitive advantage by building the capacity to handle additional modes of shipping. Fulfilling more of its customers' needs makes FedEx more difficult to displace and a bigger, stickier part of clients' operations.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
FedEx Corp291.30 USD1.36

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Keith Schoonmaker, CFA

Keith Schoonmaker, CFA  Keith Schoonmaker, CFA, is director of industrials equity research for Morningstar.

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