On Thursday, StockNews.com made its research report on American Express publicly available for the first time.
The report, which the company’s investment analysts wrote, was made public for the first time (NYSE: AXP).
The stock of the company that offers payment services was given a “hold” rating by the brokerage firm involved in the transaction.
American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced the publication of its quarterly earnings report on Friday, January 27.
Earnings per share for the quarter were reported by the provider of payment services at $2.07, which is $0.11 less than the consensus estimate of $2.18.
American Express had a return on equity of 31.76% and a net margin of 14.16%.
The revenue for the quarter came in at $14.18 billion, a significant decrease from the $14.25 billion analysts had anticipated for the period. Compared to the previous year’s results for the same quarter, the company’s earnings per share came in at $2.18.
American Express saw a 16.7% increase in annual revenue growth over the previous year.
According to the forecasts provided by analysts covering the financial services industry, American Express should bring in 11.24 cents per share of profit during the current financial year.
American Express was trading at a share price of $159.81 when the day’s trading session began on Thursday.
The simple moving average for the last 200 trading days of the stock is $155.24, while the simple moving average for the last 50 trading days is $167.63. Over the past 52 weeks, the price of an American Express card has fluctuated between a low of $130.65 and a high of $194.35.
The company has a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.24, a PEG ratio of 1.02, and a beta value of 1.20.
Each of these ratios is lower than the company’s beta value.
The total worth of the business is 118.93 billion dollars.
The quick, current, and current ratios are all equal to 1.62, while the debt-to-equity ratio stands at 1.72.
Besides the report you’re currently reading, others have written about AXP. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded its rating of American Express to “overweight” in a research report made public on Thursday, December 15.
In addition, Wells Fargo & Company raised their price objective for the company from $170.00 to $180.00 for American Express.
Both of these changes were made. JPMorgan Chase & Co stated their intention to reduce their target price for American Express from $170.00 to $166.00 in a research note published on Tuesday, January 10. Citigroup raised its price target for American Express from $128.00 to $133.00 in a research note published on January 26. However, they still have a “sell” rating on the stock.
Morgan Stanley raised its rating on American Express from “equal weight” to “overweight” and set a target price of $186.00 for the stock in a research report released on February 8.
Barclays gave the stock the rating of “equal weight.” They raised its price objective for American Express from $158.00 to $178.00 in a research report published on January 30 by the investment banking firm Barclays.
These two alterations were done in conjunction with the study’s publication being discussed.
There have been three research analysts who have recommended selling shares of the company, ten research analysts who have rated the stock as having a hold status, and six research analysts who have rated the stock as having a buy status.
According to the data presented by Bloomberg.com, the current rating for the company is “Hold,” and the price target that most market participants have determined is $175.44.
American Express made a public announcement on March 8 stating that its Board of Directors had begun a program to repurchase company stock shares.
Because of this program, the company will have the ability to repurchase 120,000,000 of the shares that are currently in circulation.
It has been approved for the business that provides payment services to purchase shares of its stock on public markets.
The majority of the time, the existence of a plan to repurchase shares is indicative of the management’s belief that the stock is currently trading at a price below its fair value.
On March 2, a company insider named Monique Herena sold 15,217 shares of the company’s stock.
This development is relevant to the discussion because it pertains to the topic.
The total value of the stock sold was $2,635,280.06, and the price received for each share was an average of $173.18. Following the successful completion of the transaction, the company insider now owns 13,712 shares of the company’s stock, which are worth a total of $2,374,644.16. One can find a copy of the case file in which the transaction was disclosed on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website.
The file contains information about the transaction. On February 14, company insider Denise Pickett sold 28,688 shares of the company’s stock.
This is just one of the many items that are relevant to this subject.
The sale of the shares resulted in total revenue of $5,186,216.64, with the average price at which each share could be purchased being $180.78.
After the completion of the transaction, the company insider now owns 12,557 shares of the company’s stock, which are worth a total of $2,270,054.46. One can locate a copy of the case file in which the transaction was disclosed on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website.
In addition, an employee of the company named Monique Herena sold 15,217 shares of the company’s stock on March 2.
The total value of the stock sold was $2,635,280.06, and the price received for each share was an average of $173.18. Following the completion of the transaction, the corporate insider now directly owns 13,712 shares of the company.
Based on the current stock price, these shares are worth approximately $2,374,644.16.
The disclosure about the purchase can be found in this particular location.
The company’s insiders sold 49,361 shares of stock during the most recent fiscal quarter, resulting in total revenue of $8,773,678.
A total of 0.11% of the company’s shares of stock that business insiders hold.
During the most recent few months, a wide variety of institutional investors, including hedge funds, have engaged in buying and selling transactions involving the company’s shares of stock.
Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings of American Express stock saw a 118,198.3% increase over the final three months of 2018 when the company’s ownership percentage was calculated.
Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC now holds 13,732,068 shares of the payment services company’s stock, currently valued at $2,028,913,000, following the purchase of an additional 13,720,460 shares during the most recent period.
This brings the total number of shares owned by the firm to 13,732,068.
The sum of $911,554,000 was the amount of a contribution that Norges Bank made to American Express during the fourth quarter.
During the second quarter, Renaissance Technologies LLC achieved a 5,063.5% increase in the proportion of American Express stock it owned. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,690,194 shares of the company’s stock, which has a value of $372,915,000 after purchasing an additional 2,638,094 shares of the payment services company’s stock during the most recent period.
These shares were purchased during the most recent period.
Increased the amount of American Express stock owned by 162.6% during the fourth quarter.
Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,961,999 shares of the payment services company’s stock, currently valued at $289,885,000, after purchasing an additional 1,214,731 shares during the most recent period.
This brings the total number of shares owned by the firm to 1,961,999.
And finally, during the third quarter, Price T. Rowe Associates INC (M.D.) increased the proportion of its American Express holdings by 79.5 percent.
After making additional purchases totaling 1,202,912 shares over the most recent fiscal quarter, Price T. Rowe Associates INC (M.D.) now holds 2,713,458 shares of the stock held by the payment services provider.
The current value of these shares, when traded on the market, is $366,073,000.
To the tune of 83.30 percent, the company’s stock is owned by institutional investors.