Volatile Stock in Broker’s Choice: American Express (NYSE:AXP), The Western Union (NYSE:WU)

Shares of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it an advance of 2.74% to close at $74.29. The AXP held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The AXP ratings chart showed that 21 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 2 analysts opting for Overweight option for same period, whereas, 1 analyst out of pool gave UNDERWEIGHT rating. For stocks’ current month, 5 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 4 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 71.04 as compared to current price of 74.29.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $1.32 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $5.74 as compared to one month ago of $5.79, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $5.59.

Moving forward to saw long-term intention, the experts calculate Return on Investment of 4.00%. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 50.00% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with 1.52%. AXP last month stock price volatility remained 1.56%.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares an advance of 2.31% to 22.13 with around 6.82 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the WU. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.42 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.40. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $1.72 as compared to three months ago $1.73.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 24.00 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 19.48 as compared to current price of 22.13. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 4 analysts in current tenure as no one analyst having overweight ratings, 15 recommend as HOLD, 1 stands at Underweight and 7 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts.

The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 41.59% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with 1.84%.  Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 4.66% and for the year was 20.92%, while the YTD performance remained at 26.65%. WU has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.47.


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