McDonald’s Rally Fades, JPM Sinks, and American Express Shines on the Dow

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is up today by 0.49% and stands at 12,483. The large stocks below are among interesting performers today.

JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) is closely behind Citigroup in having the most exposure to the European sovereign debt mess of any American bank, with $15.1 billion at risk. JPM shares recently traded at $34.90, down $1.02, or 2.84%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $27.85 to $48.36. Volume today was 47,634,627 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 40,734,800 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 7.79, while trailing earnings are $4.48 per share.

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McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares faded over the course of the day after Burger King announced plans for home delivery at select locations in Maryland and Virginia, and could roll out the program nationwide if the pilot proves successful. MCD shares recently traded at $100.53, up $0.18, or 0.18%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $72.89 to $101.59. Volume today was 3,745,995 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 5,545,480 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 19.72, while trailing earnings are $5.10 per share.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): American Express Company has its investor conference call at 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 to review fourth quarter and full-year 2011 financial results. These results will come out after the market closes. AXP shares recently traded at $50.27, up $0.51, or 1.02%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $41.30 to $53.80. Volume today was 5,052,076 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 7,022,220 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 12.60, while trailing earnings are $3.99 per share.

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