American Express to post fourth-quarter numbers January 17

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Payment processor American Express (AXP) reports fourth-quarter numbers on January 17. The company will report after the market close with the consensus calling for earnings of $1.79 per share, up from $1.58 during the same period last year. AXP is flat over the last six months with shares down 0.9% since the end of June.

Technical Analysis

AXP was recently trading at $98.38 down $16.17 from its 12-month high and $10.84 above its 12-month low. InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report gives AXP a 49 long-term technical score and a 62 short-term technical score. The stock has recent support above $94 and recent resistance below $101. Of the 18 analysts who cover the stock 7 rate it Strong Buy, 0 rate it Buy, 11 rate it Hold, 0 rate it Sell, and 0 rate it Strong Sell, AXP gets a score of 59 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report.

Analysts' Thoughts

AXP took a big hit in December as the overall market corrected and the stock traded down close its 52-week low in late December before staging a strong rally that erased nearly half of its December losses. Consumer confidence remains strong, and the holiday shopping numbers were good, so as the overall market rebounded credit card stocks really benefitted. AXP remains a good value, with a forward P/E of 12 and forecast earnings growth of 12.5% per annum over the next five years. The company has a strong earnings track record and the street expects another positive earnings surprise with a whisper number of $1.82 for the quarter. If we see good numbers for AXP’s recent quarter, and the big banks are able to post strong enough numbers to ease concerns over a possible global recession AXP can quickly trade back to its 52-week high set back in late November. Analysts have an average price target of $115.07 on the stock, which is above the stock’s all-time high.

About American Express Company

American Express is a global financial institution, operating in about 130 countries, that provides consumers and businesses charge and credit card payment products. The company operates a highly profitable merchant payment network. Since 2018, the company has operated in three segments: global consumer services, global commercial services, and global merchant and network services. In addition to payment products, the company's commercial business offers expense management tools, consulting services, and business loans.

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  • Analyst Average Recommendation:
    Moderate Buy

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