2. As of noon trading, American Express ( AXP) is down $0.88 (-1.2%) to $75.31 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 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 $75.01-$76.36 after having opened the day at $76.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.19.

American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. American Express has a market cap of $81.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 32.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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.

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