It may soon be possible to invest in FedEx Freight as a stand-alone

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 01, 2024 4:00 AM CT | Published: July 01, 2024 4:00 AM CT

FedEx Corp. likely will spin out its freight division, the highest margin-producer in the portfolio, as a way to create value for investors.

For more than a year, analysts have been asking FedEx when it planned to make a move. (UPS sold its freight division in 2021.)

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FedEx is now studying the issue, it said late Tuesday, June 25, in its fourth quarter earnings report. The company’s final plan, which could include maintaining the portfolio of companies as they exist today, will be announced by year end.

The Freight division, FedEx’s less-than-truckload business, carries palletized loads in trucks, far different from the package business — both in weight and network.

But it’s also grown to be the best moneymaker. The way the company stock is structured now, investors can’t simply invest in one division. 


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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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