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AMER EXPRESS CO (AXP) Price: $49.83 Industry: Finance Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Thu Jun 23 13:39 EDT 2011 AXP AMER EXPRESS CO $49.83 Power Gauge Rating AXP - Bullish TM The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for AXP is bullish due to attractive financial metrics, bullish price/volume activity and positive expert opinions. Financial Metrics AXPs financial metrics are very good due to a high return on equity. Earnings Performance Price and volume activity for AXP is bullish which is indicated by positive Chaikin money flow. Price/Volume Activity Expert Opinions News Sentiment Rating Neutral AXP AMER EXPRESS .. June 23, 2011 TM Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for AXP is neutral. Stories concerning AXP have a balanced or neutral sentiment. News Sentiment :Neutral Power Trend - 5 Year Chart The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stocks potential. High Potential Neutral Low PotentialI want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here www.chaikinpowertools.com
Financials & Earnings Financial Metrics Financial Metrics Rating LT Debt/Equity Ratio Bullish Price to Book Value AXPs financial metrics are very good. The company yields a high return on shareholders equity and generates high free cash flow relative to market Return on Equity capitalization. The rank is based on a high long term debt to equity ratio, high price to book Price to Sales Ratio value ratio, high return on equity and relatively high cash flow. Business Value Assets and Liabilities Valuation Returns Ratio TTM Ratio TTM Ratio TTM Current Ratio 1.24 Price/Book 3.43 Return on Invest 5.3% LT Debt/Equity 4.09 Price/Sales 2.15 Return on Equity 27.4% Earnings Performance Earnings Performance Rating Earnings Growth Neutral Earnings Surprise AXPs earnings performance has been neutral. The company experienced superior earnings growth in the past 12 months and has a history of weak earnings growth. Earnings Trend The rank is based on poor EPS growth over the past 3-5 years, an upward trend Projected P/E Ratio in earnings this year, a relatively high projected P/E ratio and consistent earnings over the past 5 years. Earnings Consistency 5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth EPS Estimates 12/06 12/07 12/08 12/09 12/10 Factor Actual EPS Prev EST EPS Current Change Revenue(M) 27,136.00 27,731.00 28,365.00 24,523.00 27,819.00 Quarterly EPS $0.84 $0.99 +0.15 Rev % Growth 11.82% 2.19% 2.29% -13.54% 13.44% Yearly EPS $3.37 $3.89 +0.52 EPS $3.06 $3.42 $2.28 $1.54 $3.37 Factor Actual EPS Growth Est EPS Growth Change EPS % Growth 0.99% 11.76% -33.33% -32.46% 118.83% 3-5 year EPS 3.24% 10.83% +7.59 EPS Surprise EPS Quarterly Results Estimate Actual Difference % Difference FY Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Total Latest Qtr $0.93 $0.97 $0.04 4.30 12/09 $0.31 $0.09 $0.54 $0.60 $1.54 1 Qtr Ago $0.90 $0.94 $0.04 4.44 12/10 $0.74 $0.84 $0.91 $0.88 $3.37 2 Qtr Ago $0.85 $0.90 $0.05 5.88 12/11 $0.98 - - - - 3 Qtr Ago $0.79 $0.84 $0.05 6.33 Fiscal Year End Month is December. I want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here www.chaikinpowertools.com
Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity Price/Volume Activity Rating Relative Strength vs Market Bullish Chaikin Money Flow Price and volume activity for AXP is bullish. AXP is experiencing sustained buying and has outperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks. Price Trend The rank for AXP is based on its price strength versus the market, positive Price Trend ROC Chaikin money flow, a positive Chaikin price trend, a negative Chaikin price trend ROC and a decreasing volume trend. Volume Trend Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index Chaikin Money Flow Chart shows whether AXP is performing better or worse than the market. Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a companys stock. Price Activity Price Activity Volume Activity Factor Value Factor Value Factor Value 52 Week High 51.82 % Change Price - 4 Weeks -1.11% Average Volume 20 Days 6,158,086 52 Week Low 37.82 % Change Price - 24 Weeks 10.68% Average Volume 90 Days 7,159,861 % Change YTD Rel S&P 500 11.77% % Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P 1.45% Chaikin Money Flow Persistency 79% % Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P 9.77% Expert Opinions Expert Opinions Earnings Estimate Revisions Bullish Short Interest Expert opinions about AXP are positive. Shorting of AXP is low and analystss opinions on AXP have been more positive recently. Insider Activity The rank for AXP is based on a low short interest ratio, insiders not purchasing significant amounts of stock, optimistic analyst opinions and price strength of the Analyst Opinions stock versus the Finance industry group. Relative Strength vs Industry Earnings Estimate Revisions Analyst Recommendations EPS Estimates Revision Summary Current 7 Days Ago % Change Factor Value Last Week Last 4 Weeks Current Qtr 0.99 0.99 0.00% Mean this Week Buy Up Down Up Down Next Qtr 0.95 0.95 0.00% Mean Last Week Buy Curr Qtr 0 0 1 1 Curr Yr 0 0 2 0 Current 30 Days Ago % Change Change 0.00 Next Qtr 0 0 1 0 Current FY 3.89 3.87 0.02 Mean 5 Weeks Ago Buy Next Yr 0 0 2 0 I want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here www.chaikinpowertools.com
The Company & Its Competitors AXPs Competitors in Finance News Headlines for AXP Company Power Historic EPS Projected EPS Profit Margin PEG PE Revenue(M) NV Economic Forum chairman files for Gauge growth growth bankruptcy - May 21, 2011 AXP 3.24% 10.83% 15.36% 1.18 13.66 27,819 MBNA Launches the UKs First American MCO 4.34% 11.33% 25.79% 1.42 16.30 2,032 Express-Branded Contactless Credit Cards - May 16, 2011 SGS 106.74% - -5.52% - - 800 American Express Takes Aim at Identity Thieves EEFT 15.51% 14.00% -2.27% 0.88 13.13 1,038 with ID Protect Premium - Apr 12, 2011 Discover shares up as analyst raises estimates - MGI 89.49% 15.00% 4.01% 2.19 - 1,167 Mar 18, 2011 IX 7.09% 34.17% 7.34% 0.28 - 11,667 American Express to revive buybacks after Fed CIT 249.23% 11.17% 6.97% 9.01 20.72 6,362 OK - Mar 18, 2011 Company Details Company Profile AMER EXPRESS CO American Express Company is primarily engaged in the business of providing travel 200 VESEY STREET 50TH FLOOR related services, financial advisory services and international banking services NEW YORK, NY 10285 throughout the world. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. provides USA a variety of products and services, including, global network services, the American Phone: 2126402000 Express Card, the Optima Card and other consumer and corporate lending products, Fax: 212-619-9230 stored value products, and several others. Website: http://http://www.americanexpress.c om Full Time Employees: 61,000 Sector: Finance Power Gauge Ratings are created using a relative ranking system that assigns a rank of 0 to 100 (100 being the highest) to each stock in the universe. Rank is calculated by evaluating each of the stocks factors and combining them into a single number using a weighting formula. A stocks rank ranges from 100-0, where 100 is the strongest, and a rank of 95 indicates the stock is better than 95% of the stocks in the universe. Chaikin Stock Research(CSR) is not registered as a securities broker dealer or investment advisor with either the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or with any state securities regulatory authority. CSR is not responsible for trades executed by users of this research report, our web site or mobile app based on the information included herein. The information presented in this report does not represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks or any financial instrument nor is it intended as an endorsement of any security or investment. The information in this report is generic by nature and is not personalized to the specific financial situation of any individual. The user bears complete responsibility for their own investment research and should seek the advice of a qualified investment professional before making any investment decisions. Copyright (c) 1978-(Present) by ZACKS Investment Research, Inc ("ZACKS"). The information, data, analyses and opinions contained herein (1) includes the confidential and proprietary information of ZACKS, (2) may not be copied or redistributed, for any purpose, (3) does not constitute investment advice offered by ZACKS, (4) are provided solely for informational purposes, and (5) are not warranted or represented to be correct, complete, accurate or timely. ZACKS shall not be responsible for investment decisions, damages or other losses resulting from, or related to, use of this information, data, analyses or opinions. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. ZACKS is not affiliated with Chaikin Power Tools. This report from Chaikin Power Tools is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities. LM 2.3 DS 3.0 LS 2.1 Data Provided by ZACKS Investment Research, Inc., www.zacks.com Special offers to trade stocks from optionsXpress: www.chaikinpowertools.com