The company is facing charges for allegedly failing to establish effective methods of preventing shipments of drugs without prescriptions from online pharmacies. FedEx denies these allegations, claiming its employees have not been involved in illegal activities regarding the shipment of prescription drugs.
The government has been investigating the matter for years including subpoenas in 2008 and 2009. FedEx says it responded to both inquiries.
UPS (UPS) avoided charges for similar allegations with a $40 million settlement last year.
FDX stock is up over 0.5% Friday afternoon. UPS stock is up close to 0.9%.
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