American Express Co. Shares Near 52-Week High - Market Mover

The shares closed 0.8% below its 52-week high of $204.77, with trading volume higher than its 30 day average

Feb 01, 2024 by Kwhen Finance Editors

American Express Co. Shares Near 52-Week High - Market Mover
American Express Co. (AXP) shares closed today at 0.8% below its 52 week high of $204.77, giving the company a market cap of $146B. The stock is currently up 7.6% year-to-date, up 18.3% over the past 12 months, and up 113.5% over the past five years. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.9%, and the S&P 500 rose 1.6%.

Trading Activity

  • Trading volume this week was 5.9% lower than the 20-day average.
  • Beta, a measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the overall market stands at 1.2.

Technical Indicators

  • The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the stock was above 70, indicating it may be overbought.
  • MACD, a trend-following momentum indicator, indicates a downward trend.
  • The stock closed above its Bollinger band, indicating it may be overbought.

Fundamentals & Catalysts

  • Over the past 12 months the company generated $8 billion in earnings before interest and taxes from $36 billion in revenue. It currently holds $0 in cash and $141 billion in debt.
  • Its forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.522206505723123 is higher than its current P/E ratio of 18.54, implying that analysts are expecting a decrease in earnings.
  • The company's price/earnings-to-growth ratio (PEG Ratio), a widely used indicator of a stock's true value while also factoring in expected earnings growth, currently stands at -3.25. A fairly valued company should have a PEG ratio of 1.0. When a company's PEG exceeds 1.0, it's considered overvalued while a stock with a PEG of less than 1.0 is considered undervalued.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio, which measures the extent to which it finances its operations through debt, currently stands at 7.90 which means it currently has $7.90 of debt for every $1 of equity. Generally speaking, a debt to equity ratio below 1.0 is seen as relatively safe, while ratios of 2.0 or higher would be considered risky. Some industries are known for having much higher debt to equity ratios than others.
  • The company's price-to-book ratio, which measures the market's valuation of a company relative to its book value, currently stands at 5.26. This means that the stock is trading at a premium of 5 times relative to the company's book value which reflects the total value of a company's assets that shareholders of that company would receive if the company were to be liquidated.
  • The company's price-to-sales ratio, which shows how much the market values every dollar of the company's sales, currently stands at 3.52.
  • The company's enterprise value-to-revenue multiple, which is often used to determine a company's valuation in the case of a potential acquisition, currently stands at 3.52.







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Market Comparative Performance

  • The company's share price is the same as the S&P 500 Index , lags it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5-year basis
  • The company's share price is the same as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , beats it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5-year basis
  • The company share price is the same as the performance of its peers in the Financials industry sector , beats it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5 year basis
NameDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %52-Week H %52-Week L %
American Express Co.1.27.618.3-1.943.1
Dow Jones Industrial Average1.01.815.9-0.524.2
S&P 500 Index1.33.423.8-1.430.2

Peer Group Comparative Performance

  • The company's stock price performance year-to-date beats the peer average by 236.4%
  • The company's stock price performance over the past 12 months beats the peer average by 51.2%
  • The company's price-to-earnings ratio, which relates a company's share price to its earnings per share, is 20.1% higher than the average peer.
NameMKT CAP (USD)P/EYTD %Δ1 Yr %Δ52-Week H %52-Week L %
American Express Co.AXP18.57.618.3-1.943.1
Peer AvgN/A15.42.212.1-2.642.4
Visa Inc - Class AV25.15.119.2-0.631.7
JPMorgan Chase & Co.JPM10.02.226.6-1.545.1
Mastercard Incorporated - Class AMA37.53.518.53.234.6
Bank Of America Corp.BAC9.2-0.2-2.2-5.237.3
Citigroup IncC8.
Capital One Financial Corp.COF10.35.620.5-3.964.2
Discover Financial ServicesDFS7.6-5.6-7.2-12.235.0

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