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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 58932.53. It is in the Credit Services industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 11.17, a forward P/E of 11.47 and EPS of 5.68. At a stock price of 63.98 (0.80%) it has a dividend yield of 1.83%.

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 0.56% and more long-term 7.74% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 47.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -0.30%.

For performance, American Express Company the past week has seen a gain of -1.40%. For the last month performance for American Express Company is 4.58%. While the last quarter is -1.64% and half year, 19.45%. Finally for the year, performance is -14.95%.

The 52-week high for American Express Company, is at -20.23%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 28.53%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.52% and 0.79% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.26%, and for the month it is 1.40%. American Express Company, has a target price of 67.82.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.45, and for total debt/equity American Express Company has 5.19. The gross margin is 71.80%, while operating margin is 24.90%, the profit margin is 15.90%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 86.30%. American Express Company has a payout ratio of 15.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 928.51. The shares float is 921.98, with the float short at 2.02%, with short ratio coming to 3.85.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see American Express Company, get 3.50%, with its returns on investment at 4.00%. Return on equity is 26.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 67.82, 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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