AmEx Sales Drop 2% to $7.9B, Beat Estimates

Posted April 20, 2017

During the same period a year ago, the company earned $1.56 earnings per share. The share price is trading in a range of $65.62 - 66.48. Argus restated a "hold" rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Wednesday, March 29th.

01/20/2017 - American Express Company had its "underperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. There may be various price targets for a stock. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 15.01% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock is trading $67.50 its 50-day moving average by 1.41%. The stock touched its high share price of $80.02 on 07/14/16 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 03/21/17 as $63.22.

American Express Company (AXP) now has the market capitalization of $68.2 Billion, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 13.45 and Weekly volatility of 1.30% and monthly volatility of 1.35% respectively.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) have shown a high EPS growth of 5.60% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of -69.80% yoy. Current price places the company's stock -7.18% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -1.64%, away from the 50-day average and also 1.67% away from 20-day average. The business earned $8 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.92 billion. Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth was at 6.70% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is projected to achieve 6.54% in coming 5 years.

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TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was originally posted by Community Financial News and is owned by of Community Financial News. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of global copyright law. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $85 target in Thursday, February 18 report. Bank of Montreal Can's holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $42,136,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. One of the important differences between earnings-per-share growth rates and net-income growth rates is that the former reflects the dilution that occurs from new stock issuance, the exercise of employee stock options, warrants, convertible securities, and share repurchases. In terms of the relative level of interest afforded this stock among active participants in the market, relative volume measures have been strong, indicating enthusiasm for the name by traders, investors, and money managers during the past month of action. The institutional investor owned 210,040 shares of the payment services company's stock after selling 126,501 shares during the period. On Wednesday, January 25 the insider Cox L Kevin sold $6.01M. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $79.74 per share, with a total value of $318,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $318,960. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.40% of the company shares.

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Looking ahead, American Express reaffirmed its full year 2017 EPS guidance of $5.60 to $5.80. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. set a $97.00 target price on shares of American Express Company and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, January 21st. The business earned $7.89 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.76 billion. The stock is up 2.5% year to date. Moreover, Anson Funds Management Lp has 0.09% invested in the company for 54,611 shares.

Then again, the company's commitment to return capital to shareholders via share buyback will aid bottom line.