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NYSE:AXP

American Express (AXP) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$231.04
+13.54 (+6.23%)
(As of 04/19/2024 08:50 PM ET)
Today's Range
$218.84
$231.60
50-Day Range
$209.65
$231.05
52-Week Range
$140.91
$231.69
Volume
7.57 million shs
Average Volume
2.71 million shs
Market Capitalization
$167.24 billion
P/E Ratio
19.03
Dividend Yield
1.21%
Price Target
$201.62

American Express MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.23 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
12.7% Downside
$201.62 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.92% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.42
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.94mentions of American Express in the last 14 days
Based on 53 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$36.53 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
14.01%
From $12.92 to $14.73 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.70 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

108th out of 838 stocks

Nondepository Credit Institutions Industry

3rd out of 47 stocks

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About American Express Stock (NYSE:AXP)

American Express Company is a multinational financial services company based in New York City. The company provides credit cards, charge cards, traveler's cheques and other financial services to individuals and businesses worldwide.

Founded in 1850, American Express has been a pioneer in the credit card industry and has developed a reputation for offering premium products and services that cater to high-income consumers. The company operates in over 130 countries and employs over 75,000 people globally.

Stephen J. Squeri has served as American Express Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2018, succeeding Kenneth I. Chenault. Squeri joined the company in 1985 and has held various leadership positions.

He is credited with leading the company's digital transformation and developing new partnerships with technology companies such as Apple, Google and Amazon. Other key management team members include Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey C. Campbell and Vice Chairman Douglas E. Buckminster.

American Express has consistently generated strong financial results, with revenue increasing consistently over the past few years. The company's net income has also grown during this same time frame. The company's profit margin has remained relatively stable at around 14%.

American Express has maintained a strong balance sheet, with a debt-to-equity ratio and a price-to-book ratio consistent with industry averages. Over the past couple of years, American Express' stock has performed well, leading its industry peers. 

The credit card industry is highly competitive, with a few prominent players dominating the market. American Express competes with other major credit card companies, such as Visa and Mastercard and banks that issue private-label credit cards.

The industry has been growing steadily, with global credit card transactions expected to reach $8.8 trillion by 2025. However, the industry faces several challenges, including increasing regulatory scrutiny and the threat of disruption from fintech startups.

American Express has several growth opportunities, including expanding its presence in international markets and developing new partnerships with technology companies. The company has made significant progress in these areas, with global revenue growth from 2016 to 2022.

American Express has also partnered with companies such as Uber, Marriott and Delta Airlines to offer unique benefits to its cardholders. Additionally, the company has been investing in its digital capabilities by launching its digital wallet and mobile app.

Despite its stable financial performance and growth opportunities, American Express faces several risks and challenges. The company's high-end products and services may be vulnerable to changes in consumer preferences, and the company may need help to appeal to younger generations who prefer debit cards and mobile payments.

Additionally, American Express is subject to increasing regulatory scrutiny, with regulators monitoring the company's anti-money laundering practices and compliance with consumer protection laws. The company's debt levels and dependence on the global economy also pose risks, as a recession or economic downturn could impact its profitability.

Another major challenge for American Express is the increasing competition from fintech startups, disrupting the traditional credit card industry by offering innovative products and services. These startups are often more agile and adaptable than established companies like American Express and may be able to offer more attractive rewards and lower fees to customers.

To stay competitive, American Express must continue to innovate and develop new products and services that cater to changing customer preferences.

AXP Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 2/9 Dividend
1/04/2024
Dividend Payable
2/09/2024
Ex-Dividend for 5/10 Dividend
4/04/2024
Last Earnings
4/19/2024
Today
4/21/2024
Dividend Payable
5/10/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/19/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Nondepository credit institutions
Sub-Industry
Consumer Finance
CUSIP
02581610
CIK
4962
Employees
74,600
Year Founded
1850

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$201.62
High Stock Price Target
$250.00
Low Stock Price Target
$125.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-12.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.23
Research Coverage
22 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$8.37 billion
Pretax Margin
15.61%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$60.52 billion
Cash Flow
$13.86 per share
Book Value
$38.79 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
723,001,000
Market Cap
$167.24 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.23

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Should I Buy American Express Stock? AXP Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in American Express:

  • American Express has a strong presence in various regions globally, providing diversification and exposure to different markets.
  • The company offers a range of payment and financing products, including credit cards and banking services, catering to a wide customer base.
  • American Express operates in multiple segments, such as U.S. Consumer Services and Global Merchant Services, showcasing a diversified revenue stream.
  • The company provides travel and lifestyle services, which could see increased demand as travel resumes post-pandemic, potentially boosting revenue.
  • With a solid track record of customer loyalty programs and fraud prevention services, American Express has built a strong brand reputation over the years.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in American Express for these reasons:

  • American Express operates in the highly competitive financial services industry, facing challenges from other major players and emerging fintech companies.
  • Fluctuations in interest rates and economic conditions can impact American Express's profitability and financial performance.
  • The company's stock price may be susceptible to market volatility and macroeconomic factors, affecting investor returns.
  • Regulatory changes and compliance requirements in the financial sector could pose risks to American Express's operations and bottom line.
  • Consumer spending patterns and economic uncertainties can influence the demand for American Express's payment and financial products, affecting revenue growth.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these American Express pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

AXP Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell American Express stock right now?

22 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Express in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" AXP shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AXP, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is American Express' stock price target for 2024?

22 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for American Express' stock. Their AXP share price targets range from $125.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $201.62 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.7%.
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How have AXP shares performed in 2024?

American Express' stock was trading at $187.34 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AXP shares have increased by 23.3% and is now trading at $231.04.
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Are investors shorting American Express?

American Express saw a decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 7,600,000 shares, a decrease of 8.7% from the February 29th total of 8,320,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,090,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is American Express' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July 19th 2024.
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How were American Express' earnings last quarter?

American Express (NYSE:AXP) issued its earnings results on Friday, April, 19th. The payment services company reported $3.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.97 by $0.36. The payment services company earned $15.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.79 billion. American Express had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 30.99% and a net margin of 13.84%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.40 EPS.
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How often does American Express pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Express?

American Express declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, May 10th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 4th.
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Is American Express a good dividend stock?

American Express (NYSE:AXP) pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.29%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 23.06%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AXP will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.01% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will American Express' stock buyback program work?

American Express announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, March 8th 2023, which authorizes the company to repurchase 120,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has American Express issued on next quarter's earnings?

American Express issued an update on its FY24 earnings guidance on Friday, April, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $12.65-$13.15 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $12.84. The company issued revenue guidance of $65.79-$67.0 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $66.24 billion.

What is Stephen J Squeri's approval rating as American Express' CEO?

1,437 employees have rated American Express Chief Executive Officer Stephen J Squeri on Glassdoor.com. Stephen J Squeri has an approval rating of 95% among the company's employees. This puts Stephen J Squeri in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of American Express own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other American Express investors own include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Visa (V), AT&T (T), NVIDIA (NVDA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Bank of America (BAC), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are American Express' major shareholders?

American Express' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.23%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.09%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.08%), Cacti Asset Management LLC (0.06%), AMF Tjanstepension AB (0.05%) and Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC (0.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Anna Marrs, Anre D Williams, Denise Pickett, Douglas E Buckminster, Howard Grosfield, Jeffrey C Campbell, Laureen Seeger, Marc D Gordon, Monique Herena, Quinn Jessica Lieberman, Raymond Joabar, Scott Kessler, Stephen J Squeri, Theodore Leonsis and Walter Joseph Clayton III.
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How do I buy shares of American Express?

Shares of AXP stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does American Express have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of American Express: 56th Street AXP Campus LLC, AAC Statutory Trust, AE Exposure Management Limited, AE Hungary Holdings Limited Liability Company, AEOCC Funding Australia Limited, AEOCC Management Company Limited, AMEX (Middle East) QFC LLC, AMEX Assurance Company, AXP Insurance Master Trust, Accertify, Accertify Inc., Acompay, Alpha Card Merchant Services S.C.R.L./C.V.B.A., Alpha Card S.C.R.L./C.V.B.A., American Express (India) Private Limited, American Express (Malaysia) SDN. BHD., American Express (Thai) Company Limited, American Express Advanced Services Europe Limited, American Express Argentina S.A., American Express Asia Network Consulting (Beijing) Limited Company, American Express Australia Limited, American Express Bank (Mexico) S.A. Institucion de Banca Multiple, American Express Bank LLC, American Express Bank Services S.A. de C.V., American Express Banking Corp., American Express Brasil Assessoria Empresarial Ltda., American Express Business Solutions (India) Private Limited, American Express Canada Holdings B.V., American Express Carte France SA, American Express Company (Mexico) S.A. de C.V., American Express Continental LLC, American Express Credit Corporation, American Express Credit Mexico LLC, American Express Dutch Capital LLC, American Express Europe LLC, American Express Europe S.A., American Express European Holdings B.V., American Express France SAS, American Express Group Services Limited, American Express Holding AB, American Express Holdings (France) SAS, American Express Holdings 2 Limited, American Express Holdings G.K., American Express Holdings Limited, American Express Holdings Netherlands CV, American Express Insurance Services Agente de Seguros S.A. de C.V., American Express International (NZ) Inc., American Express International (Taiwan) Inc., American Express International Holdings LLC, American Express International Inc., American Express Italia S.r.l., American Express Japan Co. Ltd., American Express Kabbage Inc., American Express Limited, American Express Marketing & Development Corp., American Express National Bank, American Express Netherlands B.V., American Express Netherlands Holdings B.V., American Express Overseas Credit Corporation Limited, American Express Overseas Credit Corporation N.V., American Express Payment Services Limited, American Express Payments Europe S.L.U., American Express Prepaid Card Management Corporation, American Express Receivables Financing Corporation II, American Express Receivables Financing Corporation III LLC, American Express Receivables Financing Corporation VIII LLC, American Express Saudi Arabia (C) JSC, American Express Services Europe Limited, American Express Services India Private Limited, American Express Servicios Profesionales S. de R.L. de C.V., American Express Swiss Holdings GmbH, American Express TLS HK Limited, American Express Travel Holdings Netherlands B.V., American Express Travel Holdings Netherlands Cooperatief U.A., American Express Travel Related Services Company Inc., American Express Ventures SBIC GP LLC, American Express Ventures SBIC L.P., American Express Viajes S.A., American Express de Espana S.A., American Express spol. s r.o., Amex (Middle East) B.S.C., Amex Agenzia Assicurativa S.r.l., Amex Al Omania LLC, Amex Asesores de Seguros S.A., Amex Bank of Canada, Amex Canada Inc., Amex Egypt Company Limited Liability Company, Amex Funding Management (Europe) Limited, Amex Funding Management Holdings Limited, Amex General Insurance Agency Inc., Amex Global Holdings C.V., Amex NL Holdings 99 LLC, Amex Services Inc., Amex Taiwan Trust, Amexco Insurance Company, Angel Acquisition LLC, Asesorias e Inversiones American Express Chile Limitada, Cake Technologies, Cavendish Holdings Inc., Centurion Finance Limited, Credco Receivables Corp., Express (Hangzhou) Technology Services Company Limited, Fideicomiso Empresarial Amex, GBT JerseyCo Limited, InAuth, InAuth UK Ltd., Kabbage, Kabbage Payments LLC, Kviar Ventures SL, LoungeBuddy, LoungeBuddy Inc., Loyalty Partner, Loyalty Partner GmbH, Loyalty Partner Holdings B.V., Loyalty Partner Polska Sp. z o.o., Loyalty Partner Services Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Loyalty Partner Singapore Pte Ltd., Loyalty Partner Solutions GmbH, Loyalty Solutions & Research Pte Ltd., Mez Mobile Inc., Mezi, PAYBACK Austria GmbH, PAYBACK Italia S.r.l., PT American Express Indonesia, Payback GmbH, Payback Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Pocket Concierge, Pocket Concierge Inc., RM Merger Sub II LLC, Resy, Resy Network Inc., Resy Network Limited, Resy Network Pty Ltd, Revolution Money, Rexport Inc., Sometrics, Swisscard AECS GmbH, and Travellers Cheque Associates Limited.
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