NEW YORK, January 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com has initiated reports coverage on the following Credit Services companies: American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), SLM Corp. (NASDAQ: SLM), The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU), and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA). These stocks belong to the Financials sector which was broadly higher on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, with the NYSE Financials Sector Index adding about 0.8% in value, while financial companies in the S&P 500 Index climbed almost 1.2%. Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:
On Tuesday, shares in New York headquartered American Express Co. recorded a trading volume of 4.01 million shares. The stock ended the day at $77.43, rising 1.92% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have advanced 3.24% in the last one month, 15.44% in the previous three months, and 4.97% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.03% and 17.45%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of American Express, which together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 63.79.
On January 17th, 2017, research firm JP Morgan upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Overweight'.
On January 24th, 2017, American Express announced that John J. "Jack" Brennan has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Brennan is Chairman emeritus and Senior Advisor of Vanguard, one of the world's largest and most respected investment companies. He joined Vanguard in 1982, was elected Chief Financial Officer in 1985 and President in 1989. He served as Vanguard's Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 2008 and Chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009. Free research report on AXP is available at:
Newark, Delaware headquartered SLM Corp.'s stock climbed 3.17%, finishing yesterday's session at $11.72 with a total trading volume of 4.44 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 5.97% in the last month, 64.15% in the previous three months, and 6.35% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 10.68% and 49.43%, respectively. Additionally, shares of SLM, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a saving, planning, and paying for education company in the US, have an RSI of 65.15.
On January 18th, 2017, SLM Corp. reported GAAP net income attributed to the Company's common stock was $65 million or $0.15 diluted earnings per share in Q4 2016 compared to $85 million, or $0.20 diluted earnings per share, in Q4 2015. The Company's GAAP net income attributed to its common stock was $229 million, or $0.53 diluted earnings per share, in 2016 compared to $255 million, or $0.59 diluted earnings per share, in 2015. The complimentary research report on SLM can be downloaded at:
Shares in Englewood, Colorado headquartered The Western Union Co. ended Tuesday's session 1.45% lower at $20.42. The stock recorded a trading volume of 9.92 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 4.43 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.86% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 1.47% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Western Union, which provides money movement and payment services worldwide, have an RSI of 29.48.
On January 19th, 2017, Western Union announced agreements with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that resolve previously disclosed investigations focused primarily on the Company's oversight of certain agents and whether its anti-fraud program as well as its anti-money laundering controls, adequately prevented misconduct by those agents and third parties. As part of this resolution, Western Union will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ and a consent order with the FTC. The Company will pay a total of $586 million to the federal government.
On January 20th, 2017, research firm Compass Point downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Sell'. Visit us today and access our complete research report on WU at:
At the close, Purchase, New York headquartered Mastercard Inc.'s stock advanced 0.26%, finishing at $109.92. A total volume of 2.90 million shares was traded. The Company's shares have gained 5.74% in the last month, 7.10% over the previous three months, and 6.68% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 4.82% above its 50-day moving average and 11.40% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Mastercard, which provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 66.45.
On January 20th, 2017, research firm Wedbush upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Outperform' while revising its previous target price from $99 a share to $126 a share. Get free access to your research report on MA at:
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