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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)?

The company in question is, American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) currently with a stock price of 65.76 (0.87% today). The market cap for American Express Company is 61682.88, and is in the sector Financial, and Credit Services industry. The target price for American Express Company is 67.81. Currently American Express Company is trading with a P/E of 11.58, and a forward P/E of 11.88. Average volume for American Express Company is 4452.99 and so far today it is 3953500.

Performance in the last year for American Express Company has been -9.62%. For EPS growth, American Express Company has seen a growth of -9.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 0.64%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 8.50% over the last five years and could be 7.74% for the next five years. American Express Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 47.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.05%.

Since the IPO date for American Express Company on the 6/1/1972, American Express Company has seen performance year to date to be -4.10%. With American Express Company trading at 65.76, the dividend yield is 1.76%, and the EPS is 5.68.

So could American Express Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 11.58. The PEG is 1.5, P/S is 1.78 and the P/B is at 2.98. The P/cash is 21.94, with P/free cash flow at 8.67.

American Express Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.45, and total debt/equity at 5.19.

In terms of margins, American Express Company has a gross margin of 71.80%, an operating margin of 24.90% and a profit margin of 15.90%.Payout ratio for American Express Company is 15.30%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 4.00%.

Insider ownership for American Express Company, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 84.20%. Outstanding shares are at 938. While shares float is 921.97. The float short is currently 2.03%, and short ratio is 4.19.

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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