Published: Чт, Апреля 20, 2017
Markets | By Lucia Cruz

American Express profit falls 13 percent, but tops forecasts

American Express profit falls 13 percent, but tops forecasts

Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 50,463 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,932,581.59.

The New York-based company said it had profit of $1.34 per share. Analysts expect that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.93 EPS for the current fiscal year. Hm Payson & has invested 0.04% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Finally, Regentatlantic Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 132.8% in the third quarter.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 66.47 on Monday. Moreover, Anson Funds Management Lp has 0.09% invested in the company for 54,611 shares. Year-to-date, AXP had gained 2.84% prior to today's report, versus a 4.89% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period. The stock has a market cap of $68.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.37 and a beta of 1.19. Vetr upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $79.36 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, March 6th. The company's 50-day moving average is $67.06 and its 200 day moving average is $70.00.

Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 10.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The payment services company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.07. Sales reached $7.9 billion, down 2% from $8.1 billion a year ago. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 2,157 shares of the company's stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 1,216 shares during the last quarter.

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Chenault said the quarter's results make him confident the company can hit its target for earnings of $5.60 to $5.80 a share for the year. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.60-5.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.65. However, the company's most recent quarter increase of 16.3% looks attractive. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 7th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. A change of -1.15% in the price clearly indicates a strong asset performance for the corporation, bearing in mind the total returns from its investment and dividends or distributions obtained from the investment.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was originally posted by Community Financial News and is owned by of Community Financial News. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States & global trademark and copyright laws. American Express Company has a quick ratio of *tba measuring its ability to meet its short term obligations with its most liquid assets. Meanwhile, due to a recent pullback which led to a fall of nearly -2.93% in the past one month, the stock price is now with underperforming -0.28% so far on the year - still in weak zone. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned "Market Perform" rating by Wood on Thursday, April 21. Finally, Pacific Crest reiterated a neutral rating and set a $75.00 target price on shares of American Express Company in a research note on Friday, December 23rd. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated a "hold" rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th. During the same period past year, the company earned $1.56 earnings per share.

DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) was trading -0.44% below its 52-week high and +139.26% above its 52-week low. They now have a United States dollars 76 price target on the stock. 4,000 shares valued at $318,940 were bought by Brennan John Joseph on Wednesday, February 22. Current price level places the company's stock about -2.29% from the 52-week high and 90.56% away from the 52-week low. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $76.02. Insiders own 1.40% of the company shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The Company's principal products and services are charge and credit card products, and travel-related services, which are offered to consumers and businesses around the world.

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