FedEx Looks Bearish Before Posting Earnings

FedEx (NYSE:FDX) shares were on the move after Cowen reiterated its outperform rating heading into the peak holiday shipping season.

But, the stock has not delivered in recent months. The shares have fallen 13% this quarter, tracking for their worst since March 2020. This comes ahead of earnings next Tuesday.

Bill Baruch, president of Blue Line Capital, sees a warning forming in the charts.

Said Baruch, “The FedEx stock is actually trading well below its 50-day moving average and you’re seeing the death cross here. “On top of that, FedEx has now surrendered its 2018 high. This stock on a charting basis is very exhausted at these levels."

A death cross is formed when a shorter-term moving average, typically the 50-day, moves below a longer-duration moving average such as the 200-day. This bearish indicator suggests more downside to come.

Main competitor UPS (NYSE:UPS) is in similar shape, Baruch said.

"We owned UPS for a while and UPS had a great surge back in late April after earnings but it wasn’t able to hold that and it left another gap down as well … and now breaking a trend line going back to May of last year. So I think UPS and FedEx are both looking very exhausted and I think there could be lower to go," he said.

FDX shares raced ahead $1.81 to $258.40.