American Express Stock Hits New 52-Week High (AXP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Express (NYSE: AXP) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $68.08, above its previous 52-week high of $67.76 with 526,703 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

American Express has a market cap of $74.33 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 17.3% 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 customers worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates American Express as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. 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.

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