Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
) pushed the Financial Services industry higher today making it today's featured financial services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, American Express rose $1.22 (1.7%) to $73.23 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,648,854 shares of American Express exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,637,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $72.56-$73.65 after having opened the day at $72.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.01. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that increased today were:
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American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. American Express has a market cap of $80.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate American Express a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.
- You can view the full American Express Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
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