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How to buy American Express Company (AXP) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in American Express Company stocks.

American Express Company is a credit services business based in the US. American Express Company stocks (AXP.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $164.16 – a decrease of 5.74% over the previous week. American Express Company employs 63,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $41.2 billion.

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American Express Company stock price (NYSE:AXP)

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American Express Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$158.74
52-week range$110.92 - $188.56
50-day moving average $168.46
200-day moving average $165.31
Wall St. target price$192.87
PE ratio 17.5911
Dividend yield $1.72 (1.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.57

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Is it a good time to buy American Express Company stock?

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American Express Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $158.74 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -5.74%
1 month (2021-12-22) -2.30%
3 months (2021-10-22) -15.15%
6 months (2021-07-22) -7.12%
1 year (2021-01-22) 25.84%
2 years (2020-01-22) 20.72%
3 years (2019-01-22) 59.01%
5 years (2017-01-20) 108.32%

Is American Express Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing American Express Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Express Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American Express Company's P/E ratio

American Express Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, American Express Company shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

American Express Company's PEG ratio

American Express Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6588. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Express Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Express Company financials

Revenue TTM $41.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.61%
Gross profit TTM $22.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.19%
Return on equity TTM 33.61%
Profit margin 18.9%
Book value $31.40
Market capitalisation $130.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

American Express Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like American Express Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

American Express Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and American Express Company's overall score of 22.29 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like American Express Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

American Express Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.55/100

American Express Company's environmental score of 4.55 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Express Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American Express Company's social score

Social score: 15.43/100

American Express Company's social score of 15.43 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Express Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

American Express Company's governance score

Governance score: 15.82/100

American Express Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that American Express Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American Express Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. American Express Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that American Express Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

American Express Company share dividends

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 17.97% of net profits

Recently American Express Company has paid out, on average, around 17.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Express Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Express Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.72 per share.

While American Express Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that American Express Company is investing more in its future growth.

American Express Company's most recent dividend payout was on 10 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American Express Company's shares ever split?

American Express Company's shares were split on a 10000:8753 basis on 3 October 2005. So if you had owned 8753 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Express Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 12.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Express Company shares which in turn could have impacted American Express Company's share price.

American Express Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Express Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $110.9169 up to $188.5567. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AXP.US volatility(beta: 1.24)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Express Company's is 1.2433. This would suggest that American Express Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

American Express Company overview

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Global Consumer Services Group, Global Commercial Services, and Global Merchant and Network Services. Its products and services include payment and financing products; network services; accounts payable expense management products and services; and travel and lifestyle services. The company's products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, point-of-sale marketing, and information products and services for merchants; and fraud prevention services, as well as the design and operation of customer loyalty programs. It sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through mobile and online applications, third-party vendors and business partners, direct mail, telephone, in-house sales teams, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York. .

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