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By Patrick Thomas
Shares of FedEx Corp. (FDX) plunged about 12% to $151.23 Wednesday after the logistics company cut its forecast for the year.
The Memphis, Tenn., company lowered its revenue outlook and said it expects earnings to fall in its current fiscal year.
The profit warning comes after the company posted an 11% drop in its first-quarter net income, driven by weakness in its Express unit.
Shares of FedEx are down about 6% this year and off roughly 37% over the past 12 months.
Analysts across the board downgraded their price estimates for the company's stock. Stifel cut its rating on the company from "buy" to "hold" and lowered its price target to $171 from $185 a share. Morgan Stanley analysts cut their price target to $120 from $131 and JPMorgan & Chase Co. lowered its target to $146 from $168 a share.
"FedEx is tied heavily to the global macro and U.S. economy, so to work, we believe the tailwinds need to be favorable, and currently they're not," the Stifel analysts said in a research note. "The 'self-help' related to continued margin expansion at FedEx Express that management had been touting the past couple of years has practically disappeared."
Shares of logistics rival United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) were down 1.3% and shares of the parent company of DHL, Deutsche Post AG, were off 1.6%.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 18, 2019 10:44 ET (14:44 GMT)
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