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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

AXP's 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 stock's potential.

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High Potential

Neutral

Low Potential

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Financials & Earnings

Financial Metrics

Financial Metrics Rating

Bullish

LT Debt/Equity Ratio

AXP's financial metrics are very good. The company yields a high return on shareholder's equity and generates high free cash flow relative to market capitalization.

Price to Book Value

Return on Equity

The rank is based on a high long term debt to equity ratio, high price to book value ratio, high return on equity and relatively high cash flow.

Price to Sales Ratio

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

Neutral

Earnings Growth

AXP's 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 Surprise

Earnings Trend

The rank is based on poor EPS growth over the past 3-5 years, an upward trend in earnings this year, a relatively high projected P/E ratio and consistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Projected P/E Ratio

Earnings Consistency

5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth

Revenue(M) Rev % Growth EPS EPS % Growth

EPS Estimates

12/06

12/07

12/08

12/09

12/10

27,136.00

27,731.00

28,365.00

24,523.00

27,819.00

11.82%

2.19%

2.29%

-13.54%

13.44%

$3.06

$3.42

$2.28

$1.54

$3.37

0.99%

11.76%

-33.33%

-32.46%

118.83%

EPS Surprise

Factor

Actual EPS Prev

EST EPS Current

Change

$0.84

$0.99

+0.15

Quarterly EPS Yearly EPS Factor

$3.37

$3.89

+0.52

Actual EPS Growth

Est EPS Growth

Change

3.24%

10.83%

+7.59

3-5 year EPS

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

1 Qtr Ago

$0.90

$0.94

$0.04

4.30

12/09

$0.31

$0.09

$0.54

$0.60

$1.54

4.44

12/10

$0.74

$0.84

$0.91

$0.88

$3.37

2 Qtr Ago

$0.85

$0.90

3 Qtr Ago

$0.79

$0.84

$0.05

5.88

12/11

$0.98

-

-

-

-

$0.05

6.33

Fiscal Year End Month is December.

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Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity

Price/Volume Activity Rating

Bullish

Relative Strength vs Market

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 Chaikin money flow, a positive Chaikin price trend, a negative Chaikin price trend ROC and a decreasing volume trend.

Price Trend ROC

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 company's stock.

Price Activity

Price Activity

Volume Activity

Factor

Value

Factor

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%

Expert Opinions

Value

% Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P

1.45%

% Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P

9.77%

Factor

Value

Chaikin Money Flow Persistency

79%

Expert Opinions

Bullish

Earnings Estimate Revisions

Expert opinions about AXP are positive. Shorting of AXP is low and analysts's opinions on AXP have been more positive recently.

Short Interest

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 stock versus the Finance industry group.

Analyst Opinions

Relative Strength vs Industry

Earnings Estimate Revisions Current Current Qtr Next Qtr

0.99 0.95 Current

Current FY

3.89

Analyst Recommendations

7 Days Ago % Change 0.99 0.95

0.00% 0.00%

30 Days Ago % Change 3.87

0.02

Factor Mean this Week Mean Last Week

EPS Estimates Revision Summary Value

Buy 0.00

Mean 5 Weeks Ago

Buy

Last 4 Weeks

Down

Up

Down

Curr Qtr

0

0

1

1

Curr Yr

0

0

2

0

Next Qtr

0

0

1

0

Next Yr

0

0

2

0

Buy

Change

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Last Week Up

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The Company & Its Competitors

News Headlines for AXP

AXP's Competitors in Finance Company

Power Gauge

Historic EPS growth

Projected EPS growth

Profit Margin

PEG

PE

Revenue(M)

AXP

3.24%

10.83%

15.36%

1.18

13.66

27,819

MCO

4.34%

11.33%

25.79%

1.42

16.30

2,032

SGS

106.74%

-

-5.52%

-

-

800

EEFT

15.51%

14.00%

-2.27%

0.88

13.13

1,038

MGI

89.49%

15.00%

4.01%

2.19

-

1,167

7.09%

34.17%

7.34%

0.28

-

11,667

249.23%

11.17%

6.97%

9.01

20.72

6,362

IX CIT

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Company Details

Company Profile

AMER EXPRESS CO 200 VESEY STREET 50TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10285 USA Phone: 2126402000 Fax: 212-619-9230 Website: http://http://www.americanexpress.c om Full Time Employees: 61,000 Sector: Finance

American Express Company is primarily engaged in the business of providing travel related services, financial advisory services and international banking services throughout the world. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. provides a variety of products and services, including, global network services, the American Express Card, the Optima Card and other consumer and corporate lending products, stored value products, and several others.

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Stock Research Report for AXP as of 6/23/11 - Chaikin Power Tools