American Express (AXP) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.15 EPS

It also upped Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stake by 128,900 shares and now owns 1.58 million shares. The stock increased 2.09% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $31.75. About 1.50 million shares traded. Cactus, Inc. (NYSE:WHD) has 0.00% since May 11, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 41.49% the S&P500. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of American Express by 3.9% during the fourth quarter. The California-based Davis Capital Partners Llc has invested 7.62% in the stock. The institutional investor bought 6,694 shares of the payment services company's stock, valued at approximately $624,000. Holowesko Partners Ltd who had been investing in American Express Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.22 billion market cap company.

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. The titles are as follows: "Big Bank Season Rolls On As Morgan Stanley Easily Beats Expectations" brought out on April 18, 2018, "AmEx nears deal to enter China" on April 26, 2018, "How Far Could American Express Fall?" with a publish date: May 02, 2018, "American Express Is Firing On All Cylinders" and the last "American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) Heffx Technical Review" with publication date: April 30, 2018. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 6.26%. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned "Sell" rating by UBS on Monday, October 26. Therefore 48% are positive. Tarena International had 13 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Buy" on Tuesday, January 9. Guggenheim reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $104.00 target price on shares of American Express in a report on Thursday, April 19th.

The stock of Cactus, Inc. (NASDAQ:TEDU) has "Sell" rating given on Saturday, September 5 by TheStreet. On Tuesday, February 20 the rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy". Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 45,889 shares of the payment services company's stock valued at $4,557,000 after purchasing an additional 3,231 shares in the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation raised its holdings in shares of American Express by 912.9% in the third quarter.

Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. That's change of 0.06, from 2017Q3's 0.83. The ratio improved due to American Express Company positioning: 42 sold and 442 reduced. 701.90 million shares or 1.01% less from 709.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, January 12 by JP Morgan. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.34 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that American Express will post 7.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp decreased American Express Co (Put) (AXP) stake by 16.46% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.12% of American Express worth $97,208,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 375,000 shares with $37.24M value, down from 448,900 last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.46% of the company's stock. Amp Cap Limited invested in 421,552 shs. Financial Bank Of Hawaii holds 19,005 shares. $1.23 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by Squeri Stephen J. Motco, a Texas-based fund reported 1,650 shs. Sequoia Advsrs Limited Liability Co reported 5,065 shares stake. The payment services company reported $1.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.15. Finally, Focused Wealth Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of American Express in the fourth quarter valued at about $139,000.


Several analysts have released their opinion on American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), with 8 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Monetary Mngmt has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP).

In other news, CFO Jeffrey C. Campbell sold 9,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 1st. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Hold" rating and $122.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. Back-tests of such patterns show that the break even failure rate is 10%, the average rise: 19%, the throwback rate: 61% and the percentage of stocks meeting their price targets: 40%. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Barclays set a $119.00 price target on shares of American Express and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th.

More notable recent American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: "Why Amex Could Be Poised for a Strong Q1" on April 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "How Far Could American Express Fall?" published on May 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: "Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting 2018: A Mirage Of Feelings" on May 09, 2018. 07, 2018. These shares are worth $7,778 and were traded at $0.28 each. The ratio is better, as 433 active investment managers increased and started new holdings, while 484 decreased and sold holdings in American Express Co.

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