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Holding back the Dow today is American Express (NYSE: AXP), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 16-cent decline (-0.2%) bringing the stock to $80.16. Volume for American Express currently sits at 156,296 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of six million shares.American Express has a market cap of $80.61 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 14.7% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.5%. American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company operates through four segments: U.S. 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, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
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