AXP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Airline Stock Roundup: Delta Offers Long-Term Outlook, Southwest ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are not too perturbed by the decline in stock prices of almost all the major carriers over the past week.
  2. Bank 83% Potential Profits on This Blue Chip's Recovery

    October 24, 2014
    The blue-chip Dow industrials were hit hard by the emotional selling that rocked the market in the past month. From its all-time ...
  3. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 11: BOJ Continues With Stimulus ...

    March 11, 2014
    The Bank of Japan elected to continue with its massive monetary stimulus at Tuesday’s policy meeting, nothing that the region’s ...
  4. Get 20% Upside With This Undervalued Prestige Brand

    November 21, 2013
    Once upon a time, using an American Express card could be nearly impossible. For some consumers, it may have felt like rejection ...
  5. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    August 15, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' ...
  6. UBS Quits Indian Operations - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Recently, UBS AG (UBS) surrendered its banking license in India.
  7. Buffett And Goldman Sachs Do Sweetheart Deal

    March 27, 2013
    Goldman Sachs announced March 26 that it will issue to Berkshire Hathaway in October the number of shares equal to Warren ...
  8. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    February 1, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' list ...
  9. AXP Reports Strong Prelim Results - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Yesterday, American Express Company (AXP) announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2012. According to ...
  10. VeriFone to Upgrade PayLife System - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) recently inked an agreement with Austrian company PayLife to install new VeriFone VX 680 wireless ...
  11. American Express To Pay $85 Million In CFPB Settlement

    November 9, 2012
    American Express is being forced to refund money after it was found to have defrauded its customers with unnecessary fees. ...
  12. American Express Third Quarter Earnings

    October 17, 2012
    American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) announced its results for the third quarter on October 17, 2012. American Express is ...
  13. JPMorgan Still Cheap, But Never Easy

    October 16, 2012
    JPMorgan continues to deliver solid results in a difficult environment. With a solid dividend, prospects for share buybacks ...
  14. MasterCard Inks 5-Year Deal in UK - Analyst Blog

    August 29, 2012
    Yesterday, MasterCard Inc. (MA) announced a five-year strategic alliance with the UK's most dominant communications company, ...
  15. A.M. Best Keeps AmEx Unit's Rating - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    A.M. Best Co. has kept the financial strength rating ("FSR") of A (Excellent) and issuer credit rating ("ICR") of "a+" of ...
  16. AmEx EPS Beats, Spending Climbs - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Yesterday, American Express Co. (AXP), also known as AmEx, reported second-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of $1.15 ...
  17. AmEx Embracing EMV Technology - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    In an effort to tap the emerging contactless payments market, American Express Company (AXP) is moving to EMV (Europay, Mastercard ...
  18. Waiting For A Better Price On Wright Express

    June 27, 2012
    Wright Express does well by many metrics, but its valuation is not very attractive.
  19. Fitch Affirms Discover's Ratings - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    Following the release of Discover Financial Services' (DFS) second quarter 2012 earnings last week, Fitch Ratings reaffirmed ...
  20. How Much Better Can It Get At Discover?

    June 21, 2012
    Discover is reaping excellent returns, but are they at a peak?
  21. Global Payments Worth The Risk

    June 14, 2012
    There is considerable upside potential to Global Payment's share price, as card-based payments continue to grow rapidly. ...
  22. Rating Action on American Express - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Recently, Standard & Poor's Rating Services (S&P) raised the long-term issuer credit rating (ICR) of the operating ...
  23. Green Dot Flashing Yellow

    April 30, 2012
    On the whole, Green Dot's first quarter numbers looked reasonably good. Green Dot has the growth, but Wall Street isn't buying ...
  24. 6 Cutting-Edge Energy Stocks

    April 12, 2012
    Even the energy patch has a geek side, and these half-dozen companies represent the energy investments of the next generation, ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. Rallying Large Caps With Strong Sources Of Profitability

    March 12, 2012
    The market rallied to make up for last week's drop.
  27. Buffett's Profitable Positions

    July 13, 2011
    See 5 stocks that have been profitable for Warren Buffett.
  28. Can Capital One Get Real Value From ING Direct?

    June 22, 2011
    Capital One is making a high-risk, high-reward play by taking on ING Direct.
  29. 4 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling

    February 18, 2011
    Find out what legendary investors like Buffett, Soros and Icahn are dumping from their portfolios.
  30. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  31. JPMorgan Chase Returns To 2006

    January 17, 2011
    Investing in JPMorgan Chase is a relatively safe way to gain exposure to the financial services industry as it recovers from ...
  32. Playing The Smartphone Shopper

    December 15, 2010
    With the rise in smartphones adoption, the retail space is changing very rapidly. Find out how you can invest in this space. ...
  33. 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.
  34. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  35. Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Buffett's long-term investing approach may not be for everyone, but it has sure worked for him.
  36. Value Investing The Fenimore Way

    May 5, 2010
    Fenimore Asset Management is one of the better value investors in the business. We'll look at their top 10 holdings.
  37. 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.
  38. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  39. Brookfield Properties Understands Value Creation

    March 18, 2010
    Over the years, Brookfield Properties has demonstrated a strict discipline to opportunistic buying during down markets.
  40. American Express Goes Down To Go Up

    January 28, 2010
    American Express operates businesses that are profitable leaders in their markets, even during the worst of times.
  41. Stocks That LEAP Out At You

    January 19, 2010
    Certain opportunities exist that can make the use of LEAPS a very intriguing bet.
  42. Berkshire Hathaway For The Next Decade

    January 5, 2010
    At the current price, Berkshire shares look set for another market-beating decade.
  43. Strong Franchises Make Strong Investments

    November 24, 2009
    Dominantly entrenched companies with strong franchises offer a very sound investment strategy going forward.
  44. Government Bank Bailouts Paying Off

    September 2, 2009
    The Capital Purchase Plan was ridiculed as a bailout, but it just might turn out to be a great investment for the taxpayer. ...
  45. 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.
  46. Analyzing The Analysts

    August 12, 2009
    Here's a look at two upgrades, two downgrades and one initiation. Are the analysts on track?
  47. Stocks Providing Value And Growth

    August 3, 2009
    Value and growth are usually considered opposites in the investing world. Well, here's some stocks that may boast both.
  48. Advent International Loves Retail

    July 15, 2009
    While you can't invest in Advent directly, you can invest in some of its current and previous investments.
  49. Insiders Cruising For Royal Caribbean Stocks

    March 10, 2009
    This cruise line's recent insider buys make it a company worth further consideration.
  50. Five Large-Cap February Flops

    March 4, 2009
    Will selling your stock now save you from future floundering, or can you stomach the flops as they come?
  51. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index. ...
  52. Investing Abroad: Five Non-American Companies

    February 16, 2009
    A look at five international stocks to diversify your portfolio beyond borders.
  53. 5 Low P/E Stock Picks For January

    January 5, 2009
    Stock with low P/E ratios are not a sure thing, but this metric can point you in the right direction.
  54. Banking On Bailout Bucks

    December 11, 2008
    With American Express and GM seeking bank (and bailout) status, who will be next?
  55. Capital One: Debt's In Your Wallet?

    October 8, 2008
    Capital One offers attractive valuations, but charge-offs and delinquencies are on the rise.
  56. Next Credit Crisis - Consumer?

    September 2, 2008
    Is the credit crisis about to spill over to the consumer credit companies? If so, you need to keep an eye on these stocks. ...
  57. American Express Is Everywhere You Don't Want To Be

    July 23, 2008
    Earnings dropped to $653 million from over $1 billion for American Express as we learned that wealthy Americans are struggling, ...
  58. How To Spot A Home Run Stock

    June 23, 2008
    Every investor dreams of a hitting one out of the park. We pitch five potential homers your way.
  59. 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 ...
  60. Cashless Is King (AXP, MA)

    October 2, 2007
    Despite the prospects of a spending slowdown, credit card companies could still see healthy profit growth over the next few ...
  61. Brazilian Banking Prosperity (BBD, ITU)

    October 17, 2006
    With the Brazilian economy shaping up for continued strength, these two banks could see substantial benefits.
  62. USG Corp. Constructs A Profitable Future (USG)

    August 24, 2006
    USG Corp. settles its protracted litigation costs, and is ready to move forward.
  63. A+ or F? What Makes for a Good Value Stock Pick...

    January 17, 2006
    Trading near 20-year lows, is Ford a good value stock pick?
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