Market Analysts see American Express Company [AXP] gaining to $175. Time to buy?


American Express Company [NYSE: AXP] traded at a low on 06/23/22, posting a -1.90 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $141.65. The company report on June 23, 2022 that American Express Plans Live Audio Webcast of Second Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call.

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American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) plans to host a live audio webcast of its earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Friday, July 22, 2022, to discuss second quarter 2022 financial results.

The webcast will be accessible to the general public through the American Express Investor Relations website at The financial results and presentation materials are scheduled to be released and posted on the website at approximately 7 a.m. (ET) prior to the conference call, and an audio replay will be available on the website following the call.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 3908275 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of American Express Company stands at 4.13% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.06%.

The market cap for AXP stock reached $101.73 billion, with 757.00 million shares outstanding and 747.47 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.24M shares, AXP reached a trading volume of 3908275 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about American Express Company [AXP]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AXP shares is $197.20 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AXP stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Robert W. Baird have made an estimate for American Express Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on June 17, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on June 06, 2022, representing the official price target for American Express Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $146, while Wolfe Research analysts kept a Peer Perform rating on AXP stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for American Express Company is set at 5.51, with the Price to Sales ratio for AXP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.24. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.79, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 33.00. Price to Free Cash Flow for AXP in the course of the last twelve months was 7.74.

How has AXP stock performed recently?

American Express Company [AXP] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.13. With this latest performance, AXP shares dropped by -10.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.97% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.68% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AXP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 34.86, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 32.48, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 36.81 for American Express Company [AXP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 164.85, while it was recorded at 142.50 for the last single week of trading, and 172.28 for the last 200 days.

American Express Company [AXP]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and American Express Company [AXP] shares currently have an operating margin of +26.35 and a Gross Margin at +65.30. American Express Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +18.33.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 35.45, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.21.

Earnings analysis for American Express Company [AXP]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AXP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for American Express Company go to 14.00%.

Insider trade positions for American Express Company [AXP]

There are presently around $93,143 million, or 87.40% of AXP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AXP stocks are: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC with ownership of 151,610,700, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 46,802,171 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.76 billion in AXP stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $6.43 billion in AXP stock with ownership of nearly -3.016% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in American Express Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 910 institutional holders increased their position in American Express Company [NYSE:AXP] by around 27,911,974 shares. Additionally, 940 investors decreased positions by around 33,574,986 shares, while 350 investors held positions by with 583,589,209 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 645,076,169 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AXP stock had 197 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,700,494 shares, while 115 institutional investors sold positions of 2,276,002 shares during the same period.