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How has American Express Company:(NYSE:AXP) performed recently?

American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 56318.49. It is in the Credit Services industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 11.83, a forward P/E of 10.62 and EPS of 5. At a stock price of 59.15 (-2.54%) it has a dividend yield of 1.96%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 8.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by -9.80%. The next year growth is going to be about 0.23% and more long-term 8.34% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 1.80%.

For performance, American Express Company the past week has seen a gain of 3.08%. For the last month performance for American Express Company is -9.23%. While the last quarter is -0.75% and half year, -11.23%. Finally for the year, performance is -22.38%.

The 52-week high for American Express Company, is at -26.25%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 18.83%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.87% and -8.55% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.61%, and for the month it is 2.09%. American Express Company, has a target price of 67.7.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.28, and for total debt/equity American Express Company has 5.1. The gross margin is 71.90%, while operating margin is 22.60%, the profit margin is 14.30%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 84.30%. American Express Company has a payout ratio of 23.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 952.13. The shares float is 949.19, with the float short at 1.90%, with short ratio coming to 3.6.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see American Express Company, get 3.10%, with its returns on investment at 4.00%. Return on equity is 23.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 67.7, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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