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Morning Recap: American Express Company (NYSE: AXP)

With a market cap of 73.61 B, American Express Company has a large market cap size. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 06/01/1972. American Express Company is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for American Express Company, is 3656.39, and so far today it has a volume of 3076499. Performance year to date since the 06/01/1972 is 10.53%.

To help you determine whether American Express Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.83 and forward P/E is 12.99. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Express Company has a value for PEG of 2.04. P/S ratio is 2.26 and the P/B ratio is 3.52. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 29.93 and 13.23 respectively.

At the current price American Express Company is trading at, 81.88 (0.53% today), American Express Company has a dividend yield of 1.56%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 22.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.52, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.62% after growing 12.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -7.70%, and -2.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 899, and the number of shares float is 891.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 84.90%. The float short is 1.56%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.8. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.20%, and also a return on investment of 4.20%.

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 2.47 and total debt/equity is 5.21. In terms of margins, American Express Company has a gross margin of 73.40%, with its operating margin at 23.80%, and American Express Company has a profit margin of 15.70%.

The 52 week high is -0.15%, with 43.27% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.95% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.76%.

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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