UPS says 2Q profit smaller than analysts expected

      ATLANTA (AP) UPS says its second-quarter earnings will be hurt as customers use cheaper options.

      The package delivery and logistics company also says it's seeing a slowdown in the U.S. industrial economy.

      United Parcel Service Co. says its second quarter earnings per share will be $1.13. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had been expecting $1.20 per share.

      UPS stock is down $4.60, or 5 percent, to $86.85 in premarket trading.

      It says it expects the same trends to continue, and it's adapting to meet those conditions. It cut guidance for full-year earnings to a range of $4.65 to $4.85 per share. That's more than it earned last year. But it's lower than the $4.98 per share that analysts had been expecting.

      The company will release full results on July 23.