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Is American Express Company(NYSE: AXP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972. American Express Company is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for American Express Company, is 5023.73, and so far today it has a volume of 3624034. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is -6.43%.

To help you determine whether American Express Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.83 and forward P/E is 11.54. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Express Company has a value for PEG of 1.55. P/S ratio is 1.78 and the P/B ratio is 2.97. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 22.33 and 7.07 respectively.

At the current price American Express Company is trading at, 63.88 (-0.44% today), American Express Company has a dividend yield of 1.81%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 0.36% after growing -9.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.20%, and 1.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 961, and the number of shares float is 949.24. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 84.20%. The float short is 2.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.89. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.10%, and also a return on investment of 4.00%.

The ability for American Express Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2.28 and total debt/equity is 5.1. In terms of margins, American Express Company has a gross margin of 71.90%, with its operating margin at 22.60%, and American Express Company has a profit margin of 14.30%.

The 52 week high is -20.36%, with 28.32% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.57% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.26%.

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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