Financial Metrics Unveiled: American Express Co. (AXP)’s Key Ratios in the Spotlight

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The price of American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) closed at $233.35 in the last session, down -0.57% from day before closing price of $234.69. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.57 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.7 million shares were traded. AXP stock price reached its highest trading level at $236.4 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $232.7.


We take a closer look at AXP’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 3.10 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 7.33. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.76 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.70.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Barclays on April 09, 2024, Downgraded its rating to Equal Weight and sets its target price to $221 from $220 previously.

On April 05, 2024, Monness Crespi & Hardt Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Neutral but kept the price unchanged to $245.

Morgan Stanley Downgraded its Overweight to Equal-Weight on February 08, 2024, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $212 to $222.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 22 ’24 when Pickett Denise sold 2,768 shares for $240.68 per share. The transaction valued at 666,213 led to the insider holds 12,560 shares of the business.

Joabar Raymond sold 2,230 shares of AXP for $541,622 on May 20 ’24. The Grp. Pres., GMNS now owns 12,707 shares after completing the transaction at $242.88 per share. On May 20 ’24, another insider, Joabar Raymond, who serves as the Grp. Pres., GMNS of the company, sold 425 shares for $242.70 each. As a result, the insider received 103,148 and left with 2,393 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, AXP now has a Market Capitalization of 167849361408 and an Enterprise Value of 164820369408. As of this moment, American’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 19.22, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 15.65. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.26. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.42 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 5.83. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.897.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, AXP has reached a high of $244.41, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $140.91. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 0.54%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 21.92%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, AXP traded on average about 2.86M shares per day over the past 3-months and 2823630 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 723.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 718.40M. Insiders hold about 0.13% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 86.54% stake in the company. Shares short for AXP as of 1715731200 were 8591448 with a Short Ratio of 3.01, compared to 1713139200 on 6380655. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 8591448 and a Short% of Float of 1.52.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for AXP is 2.50, which was 2.5 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.01065235The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.3.

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