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American Express

(AXP) - Get Report

reported third-quarter earnings of $1.1 billion, or 90 cents per share, up from a profit of $640 million, 53 cents a share, in the same period last year. Revenue for the period was $7.03 billion.

The average estimate of Wall Street analysts was for earnings of 86 cents a share on revenue of $6.8 billion in third quarter.

The stock closed Wednesday's regular session at $40.28, up 1.13%, ahead of the report.