See How American Express Ranks Among Analysts' Top Dow 30 Picks

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A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that American Express Co. (Symbol: AXP) is the #24 broker pick, on average, out of the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to ETF Channel . Within the broader S&P 500, when components were ranked in terms of analyst favorites, AXP claims the #323 spot.

Below is a chart of rank over time: Loading+chart++2014+TickerTech.com

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AXP makes up 4.00% of the iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF ( IYG ) which is trading up by about 1.1% on the day Thursday.

AXP operates in the Credit Services & Lending sector, among companies like Capital One Financial Corp ( COF ) which is up about 1% today, and Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) trading higher by about 1.5%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of AXP, versus COF and DFS.

AXP,COF,DFS Relative Performance Chart

AXP is currently trading up about 1.8% midday Thursday.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , ETFs

Referenced Stocks: IYG , COF , DFS , AXP

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