StockCall Study on Visa, American Express, Capital One Financial, Fifth Street Finance, and Equifax

Mar 01, 2013, 08:00 ET from

LONDON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, markets operated under the looming fear of automatic budget cuts. Major indices traded higher during the day, however, later ceded their gains and ended lower. As a result, The Dow Jones ended the day 0.15 percent lower at 14,054.49, while the S&P 500 closed at 1,514.68, down 0.09 percent. NASDAQ also followed suit to close the day at 3,160.19, down 0.07 percent. Our research team took a look at the financial sector, selecting major companies in the credit services industry like Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF), Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ: FSC) and Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX). StockCall free coverage on V, AXP, COF, FSC and EFX is available upon registration at

Visa Inc. is currently in a neutral mode as the stock ended yesterday's trading session at $158.64, down 0.77 percent. The stock traded in the range of $158.31 and $160.34 during the session. Its first support level is at $156.51 and upon breaching this level, the stock may go down to $151.42 level. On the upside, Visa's stock may touch $160.36 level. It has traded in the range of $111.94 and $162.77 in the past 52 weeks and it grew by 34.97 percent during the same time period. On a Year-to-Date basis, the stock is up 4.66 percent. Download the free technical research on V by signing up at  

American Express Co. shares traded down for its latest trading session, ending the day at $62.15 that is down 0.56 percent. The stock fell to an intra-day low of $61.88, while its intra-day high stood at $62.65. Despite the downwards movement, the company has gained more than 8 percent this year, compared to a gain of 6.2 percent for the S&P 500. The stock has strong support at around $61.63, as the stock shows a bullish trend. The stock is trading above than its 20-day and 50-day moving average prices, confirming its bullish stance. Register now and get access to the free analysis on AXP at  

Capital One Financial Corp. traded in the range of $50.74 and $51.63 in Thursday's trading session and ended it at $51.03, down 1.09 percent. The stock's 52 weeks range stands at $47.99 and $62.92. Capital One has gained 3.53 percent of its value in the past 12 months, while it lost 11.91 percent so far this year. The company is in a bearish mode and may find its first support level at $50.85. It is trading below its 20-day moving average of $54.50. Sign up and read the complimentary report on COF at  

Shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. ended its previous trading session marginally lower at $10.70, down 0.09 percent. The stock gained 2.69 percent this year, lagging behind the broad market. The stock has support at around $10.60 at the moment. Despite its downward movement, the company is still trading above its 50-day moving average price of $10.67. The free report on FSC can be downloaded by signing up now at  

Equifax Inc.'s stock is in a bullish mode and is trading above its 20-day SMA of $54.57. It ended Thursday's trading session 1.30 percent higher at $55.12, and it oscillated in the range of $54.19 and $55.13 during the session. The stock trades at Price/Earnings ratio of 28.41. Equifax is expected to face its first resistance level at $55.96. Free report on EFX can be accessed by registering at  

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