StockCall Study on American Express, Western Union, Visa, Global Payments, and Mastercard
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/pdfnews/pdfnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130401:nPn4018653 LONDON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Payment services providers such as The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), and Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) have been facing increasing competition due to the emergence of mobile payments. The payment services industry will have to lower their transaction fees in order to compete against mobile payment platforms. Meanwhile, credit card companies such as American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), and MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) could benefit from a rebound in consumer confidence. Confidence among U.S. consumers has been improving due to a recovery in the labor market. On Thursday, shares of all five companies edged higher as the broad market posted gains on the final trading day of the first quarter of 2013. StockCall free coverage on AXP, WU, V, GPN, and MA is available upon registration at http://www.stockcall.com/register American Express Company's shares gained in Thursday's trading session, touching a 52-week high of $67.48. The stock closed 0.46% higher at $67.46 on volume of 4.36 million. American Express' shares gained more than 2% in the last three sessions. The company's shares have outperformed the broad market so far in 2013, gaining nearly 17.80%. The stock has seen a series of highs in the last few weeks, which is a strong bullish signal. Download the free technical research on AXP by signing up at http://www.StockCall.com/AXP040113.pdf The Western Union Company's shares rose sharply on Thursday. The stock touched an intra-day high of $15.05 before finishing the day 1.08% higher at $15.04 on volume of 7.01 million. The company's shares gained nearly 2.60% in the last three trading sessions. The stock gained nearly 11.50% in the first quarter of 2013, outperforming the S&P 500. Shares of WU have broken through $15 resistance level last week, which is a bullish signal. Register now and get access to the free analysis on WU at http://www.StockCall.com/WU040113.pdf Visa Inc.'s shares posted gains on Thursday after touching a 52-week high of $170.96. The stock finished the day 0.70% higher at $169.84 on volume of 3.12 million. The company's shares have gained more than 3.50% in the last three sessions. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 12%, outperforming the S&P 500. The stock's MACD has just crossed above the signal line, which is a strong bullish signal. Sign up and read the complimentary report on V at http://www.StockCall.com/V040113.pdf Shares of Global Payments Inc. edged higher in trading on Thursday. The stock ended the day 0.47% higher at $49.66 on volume of 699,612. The payment company's shares have gained nearly 9.70% so far this year, compared to a gain of more than 10% for the S&P 500. The stock is currently trading around 6.65% below its 52-week high of $53.20. Its shares have seen a series of highs over the past two weeks. The free report on GPN can be downloaded by signing up now at http://www.StockCall.com/GPN040113.pdf Shares of MasterCard Inc. touched a 52-week high of $541.96 on Thursday before finishing the day 0.58% higher at $541.13 on above average volume of 669,133. The stock has gained more than 4% in the last three trading sessions. Year-to-date, MasterCard's shares have gained more than 10%, outperforming the S&P 500. The stock broke through $530 resistance level, which is a bullish signal. Free report on MA can be accessed by registering at http://www.StockCall.com/MA040113.pdf About StockCall.com StockCall.com is a financial website where investors can have easy, precise and comprehensive research and opinions on stocks making the headlines. Sign up today to talk to our financial analyst at http://www.stockcall.com SOURCE StockCall.com Contact Person: William T. Knight, Email: email@example.com, Contact Number: +1(646)396-9857 (9:00 am EST - 01:30 pm EST)
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