July 8 2011 09:04 AM

Yahoo! Finance: Analysts believe FedEx' earnings and revenue will continue to improve this year on strong demand, improved pricing, moderate economic growth, continued yield (revenue per package) improvement, industrial production growth and diminishing cost headwinds. Industrial production, the main driver of the company's volume growth, is expected to be higher than the country's GDP growth. Notably, Express and Ground is also likely to see solid earnings momentum on the back of a profitable Freight business. FedEx is committed to its shareholders in the form of dividends. FedEx' long-term goals of 10.0% revenue growth per year, more than 10.0% operating margin, cash flow improvement and higher returns on invested capital affirm the analysts' confidence on the stock.