2. As of noon trading, American Express ( AXP) is up $1.06 (1.4%) to $75.12 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of American Express exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.21-$75.20 after having opened the day at $74.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.06.

American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. American Express has a market cap of $81.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 28.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate American Express a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income 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. Get the full American Express Ratings Report now.

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

If you liked this article you might like

Intermediate Trade: Franklin Resources

BlackRock Gets Record ETF Inflows as Investors Sour on Stock Pickers

Some Emerging Markets Post Eye-Popping Growth Rates

Mutual Funds Lost $5.4 Billion in Puerto Rico, WSJ Says

Novice Trade: BEN