1. As of noon trading, American Express ( AXP) is up $0.75 (0.9%) to $86.30 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of American Express exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.07-$86.89 after having opened the day at $86.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.55. American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. American Express has a market cap of $92.8 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate American Express a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. 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 are interested in one of these 5 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).