The Rodney Dangerfield of Stocks

Rodney Dangerfield used to complain that he got no respect. That was certainly true for FedEx (FDX) Thursday when disappointing fiscal third-quarter adjusted earnings came in $0.15 below consensus estimates. Management also guided fourth-quarter numbers down to $1.90 to $2.10 compared with previous expectations for $2.12. FDX shares plunged by almost 7% for the day to close at $99.13.

Revised full-year 2013 (ending May 31) earnings are likely to come in around $6.07. That would be a drop of 5% from last year's all-time record of $6.41. The shares have retreated by almost twice that much (-9.6%) from their Mar. 11, 2013 peak of $109.66. The newly revised estimate for 2013 is 61.4% above what was earned in FY 2010. That's pretty good growth over a three-year period. FDX deserves more respect than the market gives it....238 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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