News stories about American Express (NYSE:AXP) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Express earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the payment services company an impact score of 44.4594288508641 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Facebook Leads As Tech Stocks Spearhead Early Rebound (finance.yahoo.com)
- Why Litecoin’s Price Spiked Yesterday (finance.yahoo.com)
- DIA upping its game, adding 2 new (really nice) passenger lounges (Photos) (finance.yahoo.com)
- Analyzing American Express (AXP) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ripple vs. the Establishment: What Many Don’t Know (themerkle.com)
American Express stock opened at $94.83 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.93, a current ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $79,782.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.14. American Express has a twelve month low of $75.51 and a twelve month high of $102.39.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 6th will be paid a $0.35 dividend. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 5th. American Express’s dividend payout ratio is presently 23.85%.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AXP shares. Bank of America set a $128.00 price objective on shares of American Express and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $116.00 price target on shares of American Express in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of American Express in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $118.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Express from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $111.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Instinet began coverage on shares of American Express in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $110.00 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $103.78.
In other American Express news, insider James Peter Bush sold 13,356 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.65, for a total value of $1,317,569.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 100,790 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,942,933.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.
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About American Express
American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Consumer Services, International Consumer and Network Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Merchant Services.
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