4. As of noon trading, American Express ( AXP) is up $1.34 (1.8%) to $75.92 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of American Express exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.12-$76.00 after having opened the day at $75.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.58.

American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. American Express has a market cap of $82.0 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 29.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate American Express a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 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 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. Get the full American Express Ratings Report now.

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