American Express Receives Buy Rating from TheStreet (AXP)
American Express (NYSE:AXP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at TheStreet in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, American Banking News reports.
The analysts wrote, “American Express (AXP) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of A-. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.”
A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on AXP. Analysts at Susquehanna raised their price target on shares of American Express from $80.00 to $90.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, December 27th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated a “positive” rating on shares of American Express in a research note to investors on Friday, December 20th. Finally, analysts at SunTrust initiated coverage on shares of American Express in a research note to investors on Wednesday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $76.90.
Shares of American Express (NYSE:AXP) opened at 89.74 on Friday. American Express has a 1-year low of $58.70 and a 1-year high of $91.08. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $85.72 and a 200-day moving average of $78.53. The company has a market cap of $96.381 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.16.
American Express (NYSE:AXP) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, October 16th. The company reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $8.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.22 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.09 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that American Express will post $4.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) is a global service company.
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