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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: American Express Company, AXP

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 60657.75. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, American Express Company, AXP performance year to date is -4.55%. Today American Express Company, AXP has gained -0.11%, with a current price of 65.45.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 15.30%. Return of assets are at 3.50%, with return on investment at 4.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, American Express Company, AXP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.45. While Total debt/equity is 5.19. With a profit margin of 15.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 71.80%, and operating margin of 24.90%. 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 -9.80%. A performance for the year of -13.14%. The 52-week high is -15.00%, and the 52-week low is 31.49%. The average volume for American Express Company, AXP is 3745300.

With a target price of 67.38, 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 11.52 and a forward P/E of 11.82. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.49. American Express Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.75 and 2.96 respectively. For P/cash, American Express Company has a value of 21.58, while it is 8.52 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 65.45, American Express Company has a dividend yield of 1.77%. We see a return on equity of 26.30%.

Looking more long-term American Express Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.74%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 0.64% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -9.80% for this year and for the last five years a 8.50% growth has been seen.

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