Ups: Will This Ipo Deliver?

A peek under the wrappings show it's not a sure bet

Can the guys in brown bring home the green? United Parcel Service Inc.'s plan to float nearly 10% of its shares, perhaps as early as next week, may turn out to be the largest initial public offering ever. Small investors are clamoring to get into a blue chip that could turn out to be a back door Internet play to boot. Public demand for a piece of the familiar UPS brown trucks and gold logo is likely to drive the price well above the offering range of $36 to $42 per share.

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