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FedEx Has Biggest Drop in Over 40 Years After Pulling Forecast

  • Demand for freight has ‘significantly deteriorated’: analyst
  • Courier’s shares suffer worst one-day loss in over 40 years
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FedEx Tumbles After Pulling Forecast on Big Profit Miss
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FedEx Corp. lost $11 billion in market value, wiping out two years of stock gains, after withdrawing its earnings forecast on worsening business conditions. 

In a potentially worrying sign for the global economy, the package-delivery giant flagged weakness in Asia and challenges in Europe as it pulled its prior outlook and reported preliminary results for the latest quarter that fell well short of Wall Street’s expectations. Conditions could deteriorate further in the current period, FedEx said.