On February 2, 2023,
B of A Securities
their outlook for FedEx from Neutral to Buy.
Analyst Price Forecast Suggests 6.40% Downside
As of February 4, 2023,
the average one-year price target for FedEx is $200.94.
The forecasts range from a low of $146.45 to a high of $270.90.
The average price target represents a decrease of 6.40% from its latest reported closing price of $214.67.
The projected annual revenue for FedEx
is $95,532MM, an increase of 1.53%.
The projected annual EPS
is $14.39, an increase of 12.06%.
FedEx Declares $1.15 Dividend
FedEx said on November 18, 2022 that its board of directors declared a regular
quarterly dividend of $1.15 per share ($4.60 annualized).
Shareholders of record as of December 9, 2022
received the payment on January 3, 2023.
Previously, the company paid $1.15 per share.
At the current share price of $214.67 / share,
the stock’s dividend yield is 2.14%.
Looking back five years and taking a sample every week, the average dividend yield has been
the lowest has been 0.79%,
and the highest has been 3.22%.
The standard deviation of yields is 0.53 (n=237).
The current dividend yield is
1.31 standard deviations
the historical average.
Additionally, the company’s dividend payout ratio is 0.35.
The payout ratio tells us how much of a company’s income is paid out in dividends. A payout ratio of one (1.0)
means 100% of the company’s income is paid in a dividend.
A payout ratio greater than one means the company is dipping into savings in order to maintain its dividend – not a
Companies with few growth prospects are expected to pay out most of their income in dividends, which typically
means a payout ratio between 0.5 and 1.0.
Companies with good growth prospects are expected to retain some earnings in order to invest
in those growth prospects, which translates to a payout ratio of zero to 0.5.
The company’s 3-Year dividend growth rate is 0.77%,
demonstrating that it has increased its dividend over time.
What are large shareholders doing?
Dodge & Cox
holds 17,241,695 shares
representing 6.83% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 17,426,647 shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in FDX by 29.07% over the last quarter.
holds 13,878,717 shares
representing 5.50% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 13,433,592 shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in FDX by 26.76% over the last quarter.
DODGX – Dodge & Cox Stock Fund
holds 10,797,177 shares
representing 4.28% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 10,811,977 shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in FDX by 29.58% over the last quarter.
VPMCX – Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Investor Shares
holds 8,931,358 shares
representing 3.54% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 8,860,358 shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in FDX by 29.12% over the last quarter.
VTSMX – Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Investor Shares
holds 6,972,099 shares
representing 2.76% ownership of the company.
In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 6,867,310 shares, representing
its portfolio allocation in FDX by 30.69% over the last quarter.
There are 2349 funds or institutions reporting positions in FedEx.
This is a decrease
owner(s) or 4.24%.
Average portfolio weight of all funds dedicated to US:FDX is 0.3502%,
Total shares owned by institutions increased
in the last three months by 2.41% to 221,711K shares.
Fedex Background Information
(This description is provided by the company.)
FedEx Corp. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $75 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its nearly 600,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
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