by Sam Collins | December 21, 2012 1:20 am
FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) — This shipping giant provides domestic and international air express for residential customers and heavy freight delivery for business. The company missed its fiscal Q2 earnings estimate by a penny due to Superstorm Sandy. But S&P maintains its fiscal year (FY) 2013 (ending in May) estimate of $6.50 and looks for $8.02 in FY 2014 with a 12-month target price of $122.
Technically, FDX has been consolidating in a saucer (rounding bottom) pattern for almost a year. Since October, upside volume has increased dramatically, and the stock executed a golden cross (long-term bullish signal) in November.
A break through the February closing high at $96.96 should result in an easy trade to $110. But the stock is volatile, so our buy under price is $92. Longer-term buyers should purchase FDX as a cornerstone holding and expect much higher gains.
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