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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Express (NYSE: AXP) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $59.30, above its previous 52-week high of $59.26 with 3.4 million shares traded as of 1:55 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 6.1 million shares over the past 30 days. American Express has a market cap of $67.33 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services to worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.