Wall Street Analyst Downgrade American Express Company [AXP]. What else is Wall St. saying

American Express Company [NYSE: AXP] loss -1.38% or -1.99 points to close at $142.38 with a heavy trading volume of 2524653 shares. The company report on October 6, 2022 that American Express Elects Jay Clayton to Board of Directors.


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American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) today announced that Walter Joseph “Jay” Clayton has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective October 5, 2022. Mr. Clayton served as the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) between 2017 and 2020 and is currently a Senior Policy Advisor and Of Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

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It opened the trading session at $143.05, the shares rose to $145.06 and dropped to $142.13, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AXP points out that the company has recorded -22.50% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -6.16% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 3.08M shares, AXP reached to a volume of 2524653 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $176.80 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 2.30. 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for American Express Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on July 12, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on June 17, 2022, representing the official price target for American Express Company stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for American Express Company is set at 4.54, 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 4.61, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 32.01. Price to Free Cash Flow for AXP in the course of the last twelve months was 7.79.

Trading performance analysis for AXP stock

American Express Company [AXP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.33. With this latest performance, AXP shares dropped by -6.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -22.50% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -17.89% 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 43.67, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.21, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.75 for American Express Company [AXP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 153.26, while it was recorded at 141.43 for the last single week of trading, and 165.03 for the last 200 days.

American Express Company [AXP]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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%.

An analysis of insider ownership at American Express Company [AXP]

There are presently around $90,715 million, or 86.60% 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 0.13% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 46,917,849 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.68 billion in AXP stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $6.25 billion in AXP stock with ownership of nearly -1.416% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in American Express Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 816 institutional holders increased their position in American Express Company [NYSE:AXP] by around 27,610,078 shares. Additionally, 952 investors decreased positions by around 32,094,691 shares, while 378 investors held positions by with 577,430,398 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 637,135,167 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AXP stock had 115 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,760,129 shares, while 183 institutional investors sold positions of 3,506,621 shares during the same period.

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