American Express Company (NASDAQ:AXP) To Report Earnings

American Express profit falls 13 percent but tops forecasts

American Express Company (NASDAQ:AXP) To Report Earnings

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 10th.

In other American Express Company news, insider L Kevin Cox sold 32,726 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 6th. Finally, Vetr lowered shares of American Express Company from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $71.74 price objective for the a research report on Wednesday, December 21st. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,777 shares of the company's stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 235 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life invested 0% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). The company reported its last quarter on 12/31/2016. Finally, Regentatlantic Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 132.8% in the third quarter. A total of 2.06 million shares exchanged hands as contrast to its average trading volume of 3.47 million shares. Capital Analysts LLC raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 15.2% in the fourth quarter. The stock increased 3.10% or $0.45 on April 17, reaching $14.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $40.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.33 and a beta of 0.92. It has been assigned a low target price of $20 and a high target price of $30. The stock is trading $67.50 its 50-day moving average by 1.41%. Even with earnings falling short last quarter the stock was able to trade higher since sales were higher than expected.

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US based company, Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)'s latest closing price was -7.18% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the 50 Day Moving Average at -1.64% and 1.67% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. Express Scripts Holding Company had a return on equity of 24.99% and a net margin of 2.70%.

Chenault said the quarter's results make him confident the company can hit its target for earnings of $5.60 to $5.80 a share for the year. Barclays PLC set a $83.00 price objective on shares of American Express Company and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Sunday, January 8th. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Leerink Swann given on Monday, October 5. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. The correct version of this story can be read at [[permalink]].

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. American Express Co. reports financial results, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned "Hold" rating by S&P Research on Thursday, July 23. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of AXP in report on Friday, January 22 with "Underperform" rating.

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All things being equal, stocks with higher earnings-per-share growth rates are generally more desirable than those with slower earnings-per-share growth rates. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $78.10.

In other news, SVP Everett Neville sold 2,352 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $79.74 per share, with a total value of $318,960.00. 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.

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The ROA of American Express Company is now valued at 3.40% indicating how profitable the company is in regards to its total assets. It operates in two segments: PBM and Emerging Markets (EM).

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