Am. Express Company (NYSE:AXP) -- Semi-Monthly Update
Am. Express remains one of the leading Dow 30 - Industrials composite Companies. It is on a Strong Hold but my Indicators are breaking down.
My Performance for Am. Express can be found below and is about 61% per year for the last 5 years.
My weekly study of all my High Profile Financial / Consumer Finance is complete and there remains support for higher prices in the making. This is a study that like because I have spent so many years in gaining experience in the study of Financial Companies like (AXP).
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This week's Commentary on - Am. Express Company (AXP) - covers all of my Indicators, both Fundamentally for Valuations and Technically for Momentum. There is much to cover to provide my best possible Forecast and Opinion.
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Forecast & Opinion from my Study / Analytics:
Am. Express Company and other Financial Sector Companies are tracking well. Although (AXP) remains in a Strong Rally and is doing exactly what I have Forecast. It is always an excellent contributor to my Analytics. The Company has supported my Forecasts for many years.
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Am. Express Company (AXP)
Forecasted Bullish "Alerts"
Ascending - AND - I Am Impressed.
My Forecast took Intel to Cash in June of 2012 with a profit of 305%.
At this time (AXP) remains in a rather new Bullish mode and has produced an annualized profit of about +61%. (that's per year - not including dividends).
It, however is currently giving -- both Fundamental and Technical - - Bearish "Warnings" that if ignored will be costly.
Forecast Strong Bullish "Alert" -- Initiated:
March, 2009 @ $22.00
Performance to Date: +305%
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My Current Forecast remains bright! (I will be more specific upon request).
If you own or are considering owning Consumer Finance Companies, the securities are currently and definitely a mixed bag with more bad than good. However, many are doing very well. Am. Express Company is currently relatively strong Technically but I have a few reservations about my Fundamental Valuation.
My Current Opinion is to HOLD in anticipation of taking profits.
Fundamentally - ( weighting - - 40% ): My Analytics for my Fundamental Valuation play a vital role in profitable managing money. At this time my Valuations of (AXP) are not as positive at perhaps you are being told by other sources.
Technically - ( weighting - - 35%): Even with this fine Company, my Indicators are breaking down. It is on its highs of $89.
Consensus Opinion - ( weighting - - 25% ): My third pillar of Research is one that is ALWAYS distorted to the Positive by most all financial analysts. That's because they are afraid of being Bearish. I Am NOT! My articles on "Reality" are supportive of the below 20 year Chart.
I will personally and promptly reply to any serious investor's inquiry as to my very cautious position for (AXP) !
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A Twenty Year Perspective of Am. Express Company (AXP)
It has NOT always been like you are being told by so many who do not take the time to Invest Wisely. Am. Express Company (AXP) has taken some big hits over the years. Have a look.
URL for (20-years of -(AXP): http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=AXP&p=W&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p58161651990&a=330115081
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Here are a number of the Component Companies / Peers in the Consumer Finance Industry Group that I focus on rather frequently: AXP, WU, COF, SLM, V, DFS, MA. And, many more . . .
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