Jensen Investment Team Sells Position in UPS
The Jensen Investment Team recently completed the sale of United Parcel Service (UPS) shares from the Quality Growth Strategy to take advantage of better opportunities within the Portfolio and from our bench of investment candidates.
First added to the Portfolio in 2012, UPS is a global leader in package delivery and logistics. We made the decision to exit the position based on our valuation of the stock and our view that better opportunities exist in our investable universe. In our opinion the company still has a strong brand, economies of scale, technological superiority, good management team and solid returns on capital, but we have managed the position downward in the Portfolio over time due to our concerns on the company’s economic sensitivity, profit margin challenges and, as of late, its increased debt levels.
We intend to closely monitor UPS and may consider reestablishing a position based on improvement in the company’s valuation, fundamentals and risk characteristics.
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