AXP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Behind AmEx's Q2 Profit Surge Lies a Big Problem

    July 21, 2016
    What kind of company sees its stock fall immediately following an earnings report that shows a nearly 40% jump in net profit? ...
  2. American Express Earnings on Tap: What to Expect?

    July 19, 2016
    The company appears to have put the worst behind it, but what will drive growth in the quarters and years ahead?
  3. Costco's June Sales Solid Despite Credit Card Woes

    July 8, 2016
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) had a decent June despite the fallout of its decision to switch from American Express (NYSE: AXP) ...
  4. American Express Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (AXP)

    June 29, 2016
    American Express will send its dividend payment on August 10 to shareholders of record as of July 1.
  5. Costco's Credit Card Switch Is a Massive Headache

    June 23, 2016
    Shortly after finalizing its divorce from longtime credit card partner American Express (NYSE: AXP), Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: ...
  6. The Pros and Cons of Executives' Pay Tied to Stock Performance

    June 23, 2016
    Watch for situations where lavish executive compensation is either not justified by total shareholder return or rationalized ...
  7. Goodbye, Amex; Costco Finishes Transition to Visa

    June 21, 2016
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has completed its switch from American Express (NYSE: AXP) to Visa (NYSE: V) as its official credit ...
  8. Synchrony Financial Forecasts Deeper Credit Losses

    June 15, 2016
    Shares of specialty financial services company Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) are trading lower after the company admitted ...
  9. 4 Reasons Buffett's Portfolio Is Irrelevant to Today's Investors ...

    June 11, 2016
    Find out why investors should not try to emulate Warren Buffett's stock portfolio and why they could not achieve his same ...
  10. 3 Short Sales in the S&P 500 (AXP, KMX)

    June 8, 2016
    The S&P 500 is testing the bull market high but many components have lagged badly, stuck in downtrends below their 200-day ...
  11. EU Regulator Approves Visa's Buy of Visa Europe

    June 3, 2016
    Visa (NYSE: V) has won its final, and most crucial, regulatory approval for its large-scale acquisition of peer payments ...
  12. The Top 4 General Motors Shareholders (GM)

    May 23, 2016
    Discover General Motors’ top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  13. Breaking Down XLF: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    May 10, 2016
    Identify the three most attractive components of the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, and determine why attractive valuations ...
  14. Is Costco Ready for a Membership Fee Increase?

    April 25, 2016
    To offset the impact of slowing sales, Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is going to be raising its annual membership fees next year ...
  15. American Express Stock Rise on Q1 Beat (AXP)

    April 21, 2016
    American Express , which issued 3 million new credit cards during the quarter, enjoyed higher income from interest and fees.
  16. Global Financials: 3 Key Industry Players (IDCBY, AXAHY)

    April 20, 2016
    Take a look at three of the largest and most influential global companies that are leaders in the important financial services ...
  17. Is the Latest Costco Dividend Raise Ill-Timed?

    April 19, 2016
    The company has reported two straight quarters of profit declines; its most recent comparable-sales figure was well short ...
  18. Trade American Express on Both Sides (AXP, V)

    April 14, 2016
    American Express may offer profits with short term long trades and long-term short sales.
  19. Wal-Mart and Costo Improve Their Rewards Programs

    April 4, 2016
    After posting its first annual drop in sales since the company went public 45 years ago, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has decided ...
  20. Jamie Dimon's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes ...

    April 4, 2016
    Learn how Jamie Dimon did not waste time making a mark in the family business by creating one of the most successful financial ...
  21. Financials Sector: Industries Snapshot (WFC, BLK)

    April 1, 2016
    Learn about the industries and stocks that make up the financial sector of the S&P 500 index. The industries include banking, ...
  22. Top 5 Companies Owned by American Express (JBLU, FLWS)

    March 27, 2016
    Read about the most important subsidiaries of American Express Company, including two banks, an insurance company and a fraud ...
  23. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in The Financial Sector (JPM, C)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn who the highest paid executives in the financials sector are and how they became some of the most influential and powerful ...
  24. Top 5 Positions in Markel Corp's Portfolio (MKL, KMX)

    March 14, 2016
    Discover if the top five stocks in Markel Corp.'s portfolio can help boost your own portfolio performance against the volatile ...
  25. Top 5 Positions in Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio (FCAU, MS)

    March 13, 2016
    Learn about Mohnish Pabrai and the types of funds and philanthropies he runs. Discover the top five positions in his hedge ...
  26. Highland Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    March 12, 2016
    Check out the executive management and investment team that leads the registered investment advisory firm Highland Capital ...
  27. AmEx Investor Day Reassures Investors, But Not Analysts

    March 11, 2016
    American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) held its annual Investor’s Day event Thursday, hoping to reassure investors spooked ...
  28. The Top Gainers And Losers Among Berkshire Hathaway's Publicly-Listed ...

    March 2, 2016
    The stock market wasn't up to the mark last year. Buffett's publicly-listed holdings didn't do too well either.
  29. Why Is the Market Punishing American Express?

    March 1, 2016
    American Express shares lost over 40% of their value in 2015. We examine some of the factors contributing to this fall.
  30. 3 Financials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (AXP, ...

    March 1, 2016
    Identify several financial sector stocks trading near their 52-week lows that might be worth buying.
  31. Warren Buffett: Be Fearful When Others are Greedy

    January 21, 2016
    It is prudent for the investor to understand when the party has gone on long enough and the clock is about to strike midnight. ...
  32. American Express: Don't Invest Without It

    January 18, 2016
    leaving home with AXP in your portfolio would be a mistake, especially when combined with its 29-cent quarterly dividend ...
  33. Three Outstanding Value Stocks to Buy in 2016

    January 11, 2016
    The core of long-term value investing orbits around businesses with superior economics, rationale management and a value ...
  34. The Top 5 Financials Stocks for 2016 (JPM, BAC)

    December 29, 2015
    Explore detailed analyses of the top five financials stocks to consider in 2016, and learn why they are poised to rise with ...
  35. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets

    December 5, 2015
    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  36. How the Dow Components Could Point to a Correction

    October 30, 2015
    For the most part, the Dow has been on fire since March 2009. So the profits of its components are growing, right?
  37. Is American Express (AXP) a Bargain Right Now?

    October 28, 2015
    AXP has underperformed over the past 12 months. Is this likely to continue or is a rebound in the cards?
  38. Analyst: Two Finance-Themed Pair Trades That Could Make You Money

    September 16, 2015
    Financial stocks have fallen on Chinese growth concerns, but the Street's target prices "barely moved," according to James ...
  39. Buffett Refreshes Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    August 19, 2015
    Warren Buffett, it seems, has a go-against-the-grain view on the prospects of the cable industry and is no longer fond of ...
  40. Credit Card Review: Blue Cash Everyday Amex (AXP, KSS)

    July 31, 2015
    Read about the Blue Cash Everyday Amex card, and learn how it saves cardholders money on groceries, gas and other household ...
  41. Credit Card Review: Amex EveryDay (AXP, JPM)

    July 30, 2015
    Learn the benefits of the Amex EveryDay card, such as its introductory offer and rewards perks, and discover the types of ...
  42. Credit Card Review: Premier Rewards Gold Amex (AXP)

    July 29, 2015
    Read more about the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card, one of the top charge cards in the United States and a favorite ...
  43. Credit Card Review: Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex (AXP, DAL)

    July 29, 2015
    Learn about the three American Express cards that partner with Delta Airlines. Understand the benefits of the Gold Delta ...
  44. Credit Card Review: Discover it (DFS, AMZN)

    July 29, 2015
    Learn why the Discover it card provides a great balance between cost effectiveness and robust rewards, especially for those ...
  45. American Express Returns Vs. DJ Industrial Average

    July 28, 2015
    American Express has handily outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2009, but unusual weakness in the last year ...
  46. Credit Card Review: Platinum American Express (AXP, UAL)

    July 28, 2015
    Take a closer look at the gold standard of luxury travel rewards credit cards, the American Express Platinum, and find out ...
  47. American Express Q2 Revenue, Net Decline (AXP, C)

    July 24, 2015
    American Express (NYSE: AXP) stock has been a laggard so far this year behind rivals Visa and MasterCard. It seems AmEx's ...
  48. Relax at the Airport With the Right Credit Card

    July 14, 2015
    Some of the best credit cards available to the everyday consumer now give anyone access to some of the world’s most luxurious ...
  49. Ink Plus or Starwood Preferred, Which Credit Card Is Right for ...

    July 2, 2015
    Maximize Your Business Rewards: Chase Ink Plus vs. Starwood Preferred.
  50. Should You Copy How Warren Buffett Invests?

    June 30, 2015
    Buffett has proven to be one of the most astute investors of all time. Can you emulate his success?
  51. American Express Cards: Centurion Vs. Platinum (AXP)

    June 24, 2015
    If you're offered a coveted black card from Amex, should you accept it?
  52. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials

    June 19, 2015
    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  53. American Express's Main Competition

    May 14, 2015
    American Express competes with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Financial Services in the credit card space. It also competes ...
  54. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    May 14, 2015
    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  55. Costco Just Extended Its Advantage Even Further (AXP, COST)

    May 1, 2015
    If you thought Costco (NASDAQ: COST) couldn't become any more dominant than it already is, then think again. Over the past ...
  56. Top Places to Work for Financial Advisors (RJF, AXP)

    May 1, 2015
    Looking for a job in the financial services sector? Here's a list of the top companies for financial advisors.
  57. How India Makes Money

    April 30, 2015
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  58. How Investment Risk Is Quantified

    March 24, 2015
    FInancial advisors and wealth management firms use a variety of tools based in Modern portfolio theory to quantify investment ...
  59. Profit From High Consumer Spending With Visa Or Mastercard

    March 9, 2015
    American consumers have more money to spend thanks to falling gas prices. Investing in Visa and MasterCard may give investors ...
  60. Hillary's Many Wall Street Connections

    March 4, 2015
    Hillary Clinton is one of the most high profile potential 2016 presidential candidates, and her Wall Street ties are a source ...
  61. Visa vs. MasterCard: Is There a Difference?

    February 2, 2015
    Visa and MasterCard are two of the most widely used credit card brands. But are the differences between the two significant ...
  62. What Cuba-US Relations Could Mean For U.S. Industry

    January 30, 2015
    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
  63. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy (AXP, MA)

    January 27, 2015
    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  64. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    January 15, 2015
    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  65. Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    October 28, 2014
    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles ...
  66. Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    October 24, 2014
    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just ...
  67. Bank 83% Potential Profits on This Blue Chip's Recovery

    October 24, 2014
  68. Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    October 23, 2014
    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt ...
  69. Traveler's Checks Vs. ATM Cash: Tips for Tourists

    October 14, 2014
    Traveler's checks were once the preferred way to make purchases overseas, but most tourists now get cash at an ATM – or use ...
  70. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    October 10, 2014
    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  71. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    September 19, 2014
    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t ...
  72. How To Cash In On Credit Cards

    August 28, 2014
    How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.
  73. What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

    August 13, 2014
    Coke? IBM? American Express? Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a stake in several major companies. Find out which company ...
  74. How To Trade Credit Card Stocks

    July 31, 2014
    The four major credit card stocks have been doing some interesting things lately. Here's how to trade them, where to buy ...
  75. The Amex Platinum Card: Is It Worth Getting?

    February 18, 2014
    The fee's hefty, but the rewards are lush. What are the best ways to take advantage of all the benefits the Platinum Amex ...
  76. Credit Card Stocks Are Charging Higher

    April 3, 2012
    Credit card debt is just an unfortunate fact of life for many Americans, but the savvy among us know that revenge can be ...
  77. Emulate Buffett For Fun And Profit - Mostly Profit

    December 14, 2010
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  78. Do As Buffett Does - Not As He Says

    April 9, 2010
    Warren Buffett sometimes breaks his own rules, but that's part of the reason for his success.
  79. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  80. Berkshire Hathaway For The Next Decade

    January 5, 2010
    At the current price, Berkshire shares look set for another market-beating decade.
  81. Considering ETF Diversification

    September 1, 2009
    We take a look at some ETFs, and see that you can ease investors fears by going with the large players.
  82. Analyzing The Analysts

    August 12, 2009
    Here's a look at two upgrades, two downgrades and one initiation. Are the analysts on track?
  83. Green Investing: ETFs vs. Individual Stocks

    November 13, 2007
    Discover which strategy suits your style: the safety of ETFs, or the volatile, yet possibly explosive returns of individual ...
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