Is American Express Company (AXP) Worth Adding to Your Portfolio?

    Pickett Denise, President, Glbl Services Group, subtracted 2,400 shares of American Express Company (AXP) from its portfolio at the rate of $118.39 per share valuing $284,136 on Oct 25. The insider left behind 7,411 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $119.98, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $120.26. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $119.15 and a 2nd Support Level at $118.60. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of American Express Company (AXP) was $119.69. American Express Company (AXP) stock has gained $1.62, or 1.37%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $5.28, or 4.61%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$2.86, or -2.33%. This year-to-date, American Express Company (AXP) shares have gained $24.37, or 25.57%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For American Express Company (AXP) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, Hold % of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “.” Looking further ahead, Hold % of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “.”

    With 818,271 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $97,186,040K. American Express Company (AXP) generates $43,281 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $6,921 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 14.01%, a 3-Year Total Return of 68.47%, and a 5-year Total Return of 30.99%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 67.44%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.430 per share on 10/03/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.45%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.72.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 09/19, American Express Company (AXP) reported earnings of $2.08 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $2.07 per share, representing a 0.01 difference and 0.48% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 06/19, the reported earnings of $2.07 represented a 0.02 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $2.05 per share, which was a 0.98% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 12/2019, the average earnings estimate is $2.01 per share. This estimate came from a total of 10 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $2.05 and the low estimate was $1.95. In the year-ago quarter, American Express Company (AXP) generated per-share earnings of $1.74. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +15.52%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 0 purchases (0 shares in total) and 5 sale (25,820 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 5 insider buys amounting to 146,800 shares and 19 insider sales amounting to 218,955 shares. In the past full year, 23 insider purchases were made (involving 547,030 shares) and 41 insider sell-offs equivalent to 488,549 shares.

    Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 276.01, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 73.41, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 32.62. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 8.27 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 211.34.