American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) Reviewed By Analysts

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) Reviewed By Analysts

New York-based American Express' first-quarter profit dropped to $1.21 billion or $1.34 per share from $1.39 billion or $1.45 per share a year ago. This showed the surprise of -2.8% in the last quarter earnings. It has a dividend yield of 1.69%.

After a pretty rocky 2015, AXP has been a solid performer over the previous year. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of American Express Company by 2.8% in the third quarter. The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -3.92 percent while its Weekly performance value is -1.21%. Its monthly volatility value of 1.35% and volatility for the week is valued at 1.30%. It has a 13.61 P/E ratio. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $75.62, a rise of 19 percent in the last 12 months. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,287 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $791,895.92.

During last one month it showed the change of 0.62%. The Stock has P/B of 3.37.

The firm spent a record $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter on marketing and promotional costs, and has said quarterly results will be uneven as it spends more on rewards and incentives to try to overcome the loss of Costco. That's why this number shouldn't be looked at in isolation, but should be compared to a company's peer group as well as its sector. The ROA tells us exactly what earnings were made from the invested capital. On average, equities research analysts expect that American Express Company will post $5.63 earnings per share for the current year. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 2,157 shares of the company's stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 1,216 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp now owns 39,668,305 shares of the payment services company's stock worth $2,938,629,000 after buying an additional 3,894,647 shares during the period. Vetr upgraded shares of American Express Company from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $86.04 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. The P/B figure is also providing some ideas on whether the shareholders are paying too much for what would be left if the company went bankrupt immediately - but to consider that the company ought to have a lower P/B value. The stock has relative volume of 0.52. On a daily basis over the past month, the average true range of the stock, as expressed in percentage terms, is 1.6%. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $32.43B compared to low analyst estimates of $31.45B and high estimates of $33.59B according to the projection of 24 analysts.

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KBW analyst Sanjay Sakhrani said AmEx did reasonably well, excluding Costco, and noted the company's growth had accelerated past year and continued in the latest quarter. Zukauckas Linda sold $385,967 worth of stock or 5,180 shares. A "Buy" rating does not mean that every investor should acquire the stock. However, it could also mean that something is fundamentally wrong with the company.

While there are a number of profitability ratios that measure a company's ability to generate profit from the sales or services it provides, one of the most important is the net profit margin.

The performance for week is 1.88% and the performance for quarter is at 14.70%.

During last 3 month it remained at -7.50%. Meanwhile, due to a recent pullback which led to a fall of nearly -2.93% in the past one month, the stock price is now with underperforming -0.28% so far on the year - still in weak zone. In short, whatever a given analyst recommendation may say, always consider whether a particular investment is right for you in light of your own financial circumstances. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock.

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