American Express (NYSE: AXP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $67.46 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%. The average volume for American Express has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Express has a market cap of $74.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 17% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.34. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate American Express a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates American Express as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full American Express Ratings Report now.
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