The tech layoffs are a result of Big Tech's push for more, now their employees are paying the price.
While more than doubling your money might seem like a good result (it's close to $3,000 if dividends were reinvested), the performance of UPS (NYSE: UPS) and its rival FedEx (NYSE: FDX) lagged the S&P 500 over the period. To gauge the success of UPS' transformational strategy (launched in 2018), it's a good idea to look at the stock's performance on a three-, five-, and 10-year basis versus the S&P 500 and FedEx. As you can see below, UPS has notably outperformed the S&P 500 and FedEx over the last three years and held its ground versus the index in the previous five years.
Economic headwinds sent the S&P 500 into a bear market last year, and the benchmark index is still 16% off its high. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway treated the drawdown as a buying opportunity, investing $66 billion into the stock market through the first three quarters of 2022. Smart investors like Buffett know that a bear market offers investors a chance to buy good stocks at great prices.