Before the Bell Scans: American Express, BGC Partners, East West Bancorp, and Protective Life

Before the Bell Scans: American Express, BGC Partners, East West Bancorp, and
                               Protective Life

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LONDON, July 10, 2013

LONDON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, the U.S. equity market closed higher for a fourth
successive trading session as a solid start to the second quarter earnings
season lifted investor sentiment. The S&P 500 finished at 1,652.32, up 0.72%.
The index is now about 1% below its all-time closing high of 1,669.16.
Meanwhile, the NASDAQ closed 0.56% higher at 3,504.26 which is the index's
best closing since October 2000. Shares in the financial sector closed mostly
higher. The major movers in the financial sector included American Express
Company (NYSE: AXP), BGC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), East West Bancorp Inc.
(NASDAQ: EWBC), and Protective Life Corp. (NYSE: PL). All these companies are
tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on AXP, BGCP, EWBC,
and PL can be downloaded upon sign up at:

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Shares in American Express Company edged higher on Tuesday, extending their
gains from previous trading sessions. The company's shares closed the day at
$77.61, up 0.74%, after oscillating between $77.08 and $77.95. A total of 3.92
million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 5.85
million. The company's shares have gained 4.06% in the last three trading
sessions and 19.00% in the last three months, thus outperforming the S&P 500
which has gained 2.28% and 5.34% in the respective periods. The company's
shares are currently trading near their 52-week high of $78.61. Sign up today
to read free research report on AXP at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/AXP071013.pdf

BCG Partners Inc.'s shares rose to a 52-week high of $6.36 before finishing
Tuesday's session 2.76% higher at $6.32. A total of 1.46 million shares were
traded which is below the daily average volume of 1.71 million. The company's
shares have gained 5.69% in the last three trading sessions. Moreover, the
stock is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages.
Register to download free technical analysis on BGCP at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/BGCP071013.pdf

Shares in East West Bancorp Inc. edged higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in
the broader market. The company's shares oscillated between $28.44 and $28.91
before finishing the day 0.38% higher at $28.80. A total of 772,000 shares
were traded which is below the daily average volume of 1.02 million. East West
Bancorp's shares have gained 2.49% in the last three trading sessions and
13.88% in the last three months. The stock is currently trading near its
52-week high of $29.07. A free report on EWBC can be accessed by registering
at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/EWBC071013.pdf

Protective Life Corp.'s stock touched a 52-week high of $40.54 on Tuesday as
the broader market edged higher. The company's shares finished the day 0.72%
higher at $40.34. A total of 338,296 shares were traded which is slightly
below the daily average volume of 383,902. The company's shares have gained
3.94% in the last three trading sessions. Furthermore, the stock is trading
above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Register with AAA Research
Reports and download the research on PL for free at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/PL071013.pdf

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