American Express Company (AXP) has been under a strong bear grip, hence the stock is down -1.21% when compared to the S&P 500 in the past 4 weeks. However, in the near-term, buying emerged at lower levels and the stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by 2.2% in the past 1 week. The stock has continued its bullish performance both in the near-term and the medium-term, as the stock is up 3.72% in the last 1 week, and is up 3.1% in the past 4 weeks. Buying continues as the stock moves higher, suggesting a strong appetite for the stock. The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 4.61% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 1.42%.
American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): During Fridays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $63.95 and $63.31 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $64.11. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $63.78, notching a gain of 0.27% for the day. The total traded volume was 3,675,649 . The stock had closed at $63.61 on the previous day.
The company Insiders own 0.78% of American Express Company shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 83.84% of American Express Company shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -33.31%. In a related news,The officer (Pres., Glbl Commercial Pymnts) of American Express Co, Sobbott Susan sold 14,682 shares at $65.5 on May 25, 2016. The Insider selling transaction had a total value worth of $961,671. The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.
American Express Company is a global services company. The Companys principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world. The Companys segments include U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services and Global Network & Merchant Services. The Companys United States banking subsidiaries, Centurion Bank and AEBFSB, issue a range of Card products and services. It also issues its charge and credit Cards around the world either on its own or as cobrands with partnering institutions. The Company provides expense management and travel services to companies and organizations through its Global Corporate Payments and Global Business Travel businesses. The Global Network & Merchant Services (GNMS) segment operates a global payments network that processes and settles card transactions.