Robust Shipment Expectations for the Holiday Season, Financial Results, and New Investments - Research Report on UPS, FedEx,

 Robust Shipment Expectations for the Holiday Season, Financial Results, and
New Investments - Research Report on UPS, FedEx, Kirby, Landstar, and Scorpio
                                   Tankers

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NEW YORK, October 31, 2013

NEW YORK, October 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting United
Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), Kirby
Corporation (NYSE: KEX), Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), and Scorpio
Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

United Parcel Service, Inc. Research Report

On October 25, 2013, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) reported that it
expects its daily volume to increase during the 2013 Holiday season, with
pick-ups anticipated to exceed 34 million packages globally on its peak day -
December 16, 2013. Overall, UPS expects peak season daily volume to increase
by 8% YoY in 2013. In addition to its peak day, UPS also released the
following key peak season dates: Cyber Monday, December 2, 2013 - Pick-up
volume will eclipse 32 million, an increase of 10%; and Tuesday, December 17,
2013 - Peak delivery day with over 29 million packages. UPS also informed that
it will hire 55,000 seasonal employees across the U.S. to meet the demand for
this Holiday season. The Full Research Report on United Parcel Service, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/500b_UPS]

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FedEx Corporation Research Report

On October 23, 2013, FedEx Corporation (FedEx) announced that it expects to
see its busiest day in Company history when it moves more than 22 million
shipments around the world on Cyber Monday, December 2, 2013. FedEx said that
it expects more than 85 million shipments to move through its global networks
during the busiest week of the year: December 1-7, 2013, representing an
increase of 13% YoY. "Our workforce of more than 300,000 team members
worldwide is ready to deliver the holidays once again this year," said
Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President and CEO of FedEx. The Company also
stated that it expects to increase its workforce with tens of thousands of
seasonal positions to help handle the surge in holiday shipments. The Full
Research Report on FedEx Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b24a_FDX]

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Kirby Corporation Research Report

On October 28, 2013, Kirby Corporation (Kirby) released its Q3 2013 and 9M
2013 results. Consolidated revenues for the quarter stood at $551.1 million
versus $521.3 million in Q3 2012. The Company reported record net earnings at
$69.1 million or $1.21 per share, compared to $53.1 million or $0.95 per
diluted share in Q3 2012. Net earnings attributable to the Company for the 9M
2013 stood at $188.8 million or $3.32 per share, compared with $151.6 million
or $2.70 per share in 9M 2012. Joe Pyne, Kirby's Chairman and CEO, commented,
"For both our inland and coastal marine transportation markets, strong demand,
high tank barge utilization levels and favorable pricing trends continued
during the third quarter. However, our land-based diesel engine services
business continues to be very challenging. The significant increase in
pressure pumping horsepower during 2010, 2011 and early 2012, along with
current low natural gas prices, resulted in a very weak market for our
land-based diesel engine services sector. However, there are signs that this
cycle has bottomed and we anticipate an improved market sometime in 2014."
Kirby anticipates Q4 2013 EPS to be within $1.05 to $1.15 range, compared with
$1.03 earned in Q4 2012. The Full Research Report on Kirby Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/80b7_KEX]

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Landstar System, Inc. Research Report

On October 24, 2013, Landstar System, Inc. (Landstar) reported Q3 2013
financial results. Revenue during the quarter was reported at $680.5 million,
representing a decline of 5.1% YoY. Net income came in at $29.2 million or
$0.64 per diluted share, compared to $33.1 million or $0.71 per diluted share
in Q3 2012. The Company stated that it's lower than anticipated operating
margin of 43.9% and diluted EPS amounts were mainly due to the result of
unexpectedly high insurance and claims expense during the quarter. Landstar
Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens said, "Based on current trends, and
assuming insurance and claims expense for the 2013 fourth quarter based on a
five year historical average of insurance and claims expense as a percentage
of BCO revenue, I anticipate revenue to be in a range of $650 million to $700
million and diluted earnings per share to be within a range of $0.62 to
$0.70." The Full Research Report on Landstar System, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9ff1_LSTR ]

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Scorpio Tankers Inc. Research Report

On October 28, 2013, Scorpio Tankers, Inc. (Scorpio Tankers) announced that it
has entered an agreement with Dorian LPG Ltd. (Dorian) under which the Company
will contribute its entire fleet of newbuilding Very Large Gas Carriers
(VLGCs), along with a cash contribution of $1.9 million in exchange for newly
issued shares, representing 30% of Dorian's pro-forma outstanding shares
immediately following the transaction. Scorpio Tankers expects the transaction
to close during Q4 2013. The Full Research Report on Scorpio Tankers Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/21cc_STNG]

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