Pays out great quarterly dividends
UPS has one of the most robust balance sheets on the exchange. Its debt to equity ratio tops the transportation field and it generates plenty of cash in its daily business.
UPS is the most efficient package delivery company in the world.
UPS is well-positioned to capture share in fast-growing, international small-package markets and to provide customers in those markets with high-quality service.
UPS announced it plans for a $2 billion buy-back of its outstanding shares. This is a clear statement that UPS feels strongly about it's future growth and it's position in the domestic, international, supply-chain and freight, markets.
Increased international trade and online business can be expected to offset reduced package volume growth in the U.S., at least in part.