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Morning Buzz: American Express Company, (AXP)

Friday February 24th 2017: American Express Company, AXP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Credit Services in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, American Express Company, AXP  has a market cap of 76.85 B. Since its IPO date on the 06/01/1972, American Express Company, AXP performance year to date is 14.50%. Today American Express Company, AXP has gained 0.55%, with a current price of 85.29.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 22.00%. Return of assets are at 3.20%, with return on investment at 4.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, American Express Company, AXP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.47. While Total debt/equity is 5.21. With a profit margin of 15.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.40%, and operating margin of 23.80%. American Express Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year American Express Company, AXP has seen a EPS growth of 12.00%. A performance for the year of 34.63%. The 52-week high is -0.69%, and the 52-week low is 43.34%. The average volume for American Express Company, AXP is 915271.

With a target price of 84.67, can American Express Company, AXP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of American Express Company, AXP. American Express Company has a P/E of 15.36 and a forward P/E of 13.43. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.93. American Express Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.36 and 3.64 respectively. For P/cash, American Express Company has a value of 31.25, while it is 13.81 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 85.29, American Express Company has a dividend yield of 1.51%. We see a return on equity of 24.50%.

Looking more long-term American Express Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.95%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.85% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.00% for this year and for the last five years a 6.70% growth has been seen.

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