Worth Watching Stock: American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)


American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) will report its next earnings on 19-Jan-17. The company reported the earnings of $1.2/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.97/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.23/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 23.7%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for American Express Company and for the current quarter 27 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.98/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.92/share and a High Estimate of $1.04/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 22 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for American Express Company as 7.95 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for American Express Company is 7.74 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 8.1 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 8.39 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for AXP to be -20.3%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of -8.3%. For the next 5 years, American Express Company is expecting Growth of 6.6% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 7.67% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on American Express Company, where 4 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 3 analysts have given a Buy signal, 19 said it’s a HOLD, 5 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 25 Analysts reported that the Price Target for American Express Company might touch $98 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $78.56 and $60 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. American Express Company got Upgrade on 17-Jan-17 where investment firm JP Morgan Upgrade the stock from Neutral to Overweight.

American Express Company closed its last trading session at $77.49 with the loss of -1.03%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 70.43 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $78 and 52-week low of $50.27. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 1.71% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 4.88% and 16.8% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Jan 10, 2017 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.67 and Average Volume (3 months) is 4.83 million. American Express Company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 13.58 and Forward P/E ratio of 13.68.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 3.4%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 25.8%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 4%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, American Express Company currently shows a Weekly Performance of -0.29%, where Monthly Performance is 2.69%, Quarterly performance is 28.19%, 6 Months performance is 20.04% and yearly performance percentage is 24.02%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 3.96%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.53% and Monthly Volatility of 1.40%.