American Express Co (AXP)

AXP (NYSE:Financial Services) EQUITY
neg -1.60
Today's Range: 52.23 - 53.45 | AXP Avg Daily Volume: 7,853,300
Last Update: 02/08/16 - 3:59 PM EST
Volume: 11,815,916
YTD Performance: -22.39%
Open: $53.24
Previous Close: $53.98
52 Week Range: $52.15 - $86.18
Oustanding Shares: 984,245,923
Market Cap: 53,523,293,293
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for AXP
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 4 7 6 6
Moderate Buy 0 1 2 2
Hold 13 9 8 8
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 4 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 3.05 2.62 2.63 2.63
Latest Dividend: 0.29
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.13%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/06/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 10.77
Price Earnings Comparisons:
AXP Sector Avg. S&P 500
10.77 10.80 30.32
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-26.98% -36.29% -11.01%
Revenue 3.10 0.02 0.01
Net Income -12.30 0.15 0.05
EPS -9.90 0.30 0.09
Earnings for AXP:
Revenue 34.44B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/16) Qtr (06/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.33 $1.70 $5.53 $5.61
Number of Analysts 14 13 12 12
High Estimate $1.52 $2.07 $5.70 $5.79
Low Estimate $1.13 $1.38 $5.42 $5.15
Prior Year $1.48 $1.42 $5.38 $5.53
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -10.47% 20.04% 2.76% 1.48%
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Jan 25, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST
AXP was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Argus said. Company is facing considerable sales challenges.   
A wave of potential restructurings is forming.
Jan 25, 2016 | 7:47 AM EST
AXP was upgraded from Underperform to Perform, Oppenheimer said. Valuation call. 
There is a substantial chance we are in the early stages of bear market.
Earnings plummet for the credit-card giant, while Williams Companies leads the S&P pack.
EPS performance has slid, revenue growth remains allusive, but there may be a silver lining.
Jan 22, 2016 | 7:50 AM EST
Shares of AXP now seen reaching $71, according to BMO Capital. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Market Perform...
The largest card issuer by purchase volume must learn how to operate in a world where its brand strength is falling.
The last became the first today.  I outlined my technical rationale for thinking that yesterday's "noon swoon" might be an important market bottom.  History is my guide, not anecdotes.  An abundance of uncreative, consensus and "groupstink" in the business media today. Too many that I won't even repeat some of the uninformed comments about yesterday's  short covering (that is almost always the start of a legit rally). Yesterday's dip of death and "noon swoon" was (based on my desk contacts) machine- and algo- driven. Gamma hedgers and risk parity strategies were especially active in the drop.    Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq) and Rs (Russell). The U.S. dollar was stronger, though well off of the day's best. Taxable government bonds were weaker -- the 10- and 30-year yields were four basis points higher. High yield, as seen with iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), up 66 cents, and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK), up 17 cents, reversed recent losses. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was flat, and I added. Municipals were lower, slightly, and closed-end municipal funds recovered a good portion of yesterday's loss, which seemed to have been inspired by the group being a source of funds. Oil was up $1.40. Schlumberger (SLB) had a two-cent beat and announced a large buyback, boosting shares a bit, while Exxon Mobil (XOM) responded well to the rise in the commodities prices. I had covered most of my short yesterday. Natural gas was up four cents. Agricultural commodities were mixed. Wheat was up three cents, corn down three cents and soybean up a nickel. Lumber was up $1.60. Banks were weak, owing to oil-related credit concerns -- more on that next week. I am not as concerned as the market with regard to oil credits. I added to Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) today. Retail paid off. Macy's (M), Best Buy (BBY), Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) and Wal-Mart (WMT) were all strong. M continued the technical breakout mentioned yesterday. Consumer staples were surprisingly strong given the dollar, though I suppose the selloff in the dollar buoyed late-day action. Old Tech was a tad better, with a dead-cat bounce from IBM (IBM) after Wednesday's schmeissing.  (T)FANG was mixed. Amazon (AMZN) was up $3.25 and Google, now Alphabet (GOOG), rose $8-plus, but the others were flat to down. Netflix (NFLX), the object of my disaffection this morning, fell more than $5. NOSH saw gains from three of the four stocks. Nike (NKE) was relatively strong. CRABBY was mixed, with fractional moves. Starbucks (SBUX), the stock that nearly everyone owns and likes, beat by a penny but the top line was weaker than expected. Chinese comps were disappointing (up 5%), overall comps were in line. Guidance was less than expected by consensus. I remain short but small after yesterday's cover when the shares were down $3. I expect a poor response to today's after-the-close release. The stock is down nearly $3 after closing up $2-plus in the regular session. American Express (AXP) beat but guidance is poor. Another Buffett holding with a leaking "moat" by virtue of losing its brand premium and value. Twitter (TWTR) continues its modestly better action. Potash (POT) was weak in a stronger sector, where both Monsanto (MON) and Culp (CFI) finished higher. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was flattish.  I spent the last year shorting
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