1. As of noon trading, American Express ( AXP) is down $0.83 (-1.4%) to $56.89 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of American Express exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.83-$57.65 after having opened the day at $57.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.72. American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. American Express has a market cap of $64.5 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate American Express a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 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 growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full American Express Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.