Over the last eight months, American Express (NYSE: AXP) has been trending higher with a trend channel defining the peaks and valleys. The stock just hit the lower rail of the channel and it looks like it is ready for another move to the upside in the coming weeks.
We see that in addition to the stock hitting the lower rail it was also oversold based on the 10-day RSI and the daily stochastic readings. The last time we saw both oscillators in oversold territory and the stock hit the lower rail of the channel was in late June.
The stock was trading around $96 at the time and it went on to rally to a high of $103.87 on July 27. That is a move of approximately 8% in just over a month.
In addition to the technical picture, American Express has great fundamentals. The company has a return on equity of 27.6%, a profit margin of 20.9%, and an operating margin of 24.7%. The company has also been able to grow its earnings at an average rate of 22% per year over the last three years.
American Express is set to release third quarter earnings results on Thursday, October 18 and analysts expect the company to earn $1.76 per share on revenue of $10.04 billion.