The -13.88% Decline of American Express Co.’s (AXP) Stock in the Past Quarter

In the past week, AXP stock has gone down by -0.55%, with a monthly gain of 1.88% and a quarterly surge of 8.21%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.71%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.49% for American Express Co. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -0.74% for AXP’s stock, with a 24.50% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) is above average at 19.51x, Company’s 36-month beta value is 1.22.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 4 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 6 as “overweight,” 16 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The public float for AXP is 718.40M, and currently, short sellers hold a 1.20% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of AXP on June 04, 2024 was 2.85M shares.

AXP) stock’s latest price update

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP)’s stock price has dropped by -1.30 in relation to previous closing price of 240.00. Nevertheless, the company has seen a loss of -0.55% in its stock price over the last five trading days. zacks.com reported 2024-06-03 that American Express (AXP) closed the most recent trading day at $236.88, moving -1.3% from the previous trading session.

Analysts’ Opinion of AXP

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AXP stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for AXP by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for AXP in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $221 based on the research report published on April 09, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Monness Crespi & Hardt, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AXP reach a price target of $245. The rating they have provided for AXP stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on April 05th, 2024.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Equal-Weight” to AXP, setting the target price at $222 in the report published on February 08th of the current year.

AXP Trading at 2.30% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AXP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -3.08% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.49%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.71%, as shares surge +2.65% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +3.39% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AXP fell by -0.55%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +47.35% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $238.95. In addition, American Express Co. saw 26.44% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AXP starting from Pickett Denise, who sale 2,768 shares at the price of $240.68 back on May 22 ’24. After this action, Pickett Denise now owns 12,560 shares of American Express Co., valued at $666,213 using the latest closing price.

Joabar Raymond, the Grp. Pres., GMNS of American Express Co., sale 2,230 shares at $242.88 during a trade that took place back on May 20 ’24, which means that Joabar Raymond is holding 12,707 shares at $541,622 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AXP

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.21 for the present operating margin
  • 0.59 for the gross margin

The net margin for American Express Co. stands at 0.14. The total capital return value is set at 0.11. Equity return is now at value 32.61, with 3.53 for asset returns.

Based on American Express Co. (AXP), the company’s capital structure generated 0.64 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.48. The debt to equity ratio resting at 1.76. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 1.8.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 12.16 billion with net debt to EBITDA at -0.25. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.61. The receivables turnover for the company is 1.07for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.24.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, American Express Co. (AXP) has experienced a better performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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