American Express profits fall 13 percent, but tops forecasts

AmEx profit tops estimates as card members spend more

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3,666,554 shares of the company traded hands. $1.35 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by Sobbott Susan. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co's holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $5,976,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. It also upped Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 3,124 shares and now owns 63,070 shares.

11/18/2016 - Stephens began new coverage on American Express Company giving the company a " rating. Motco now owns 1,815 shares of the payment services company's stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 436 shares in the last quarter.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded up 0.3630% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $66.3299. The company reported its last quarter on 12/31/2016. Finally, Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 129.2% in the fourth quarter. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 4.4% compared to the same quarter past year. Profund Limited Company reported 0.1% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, March 18th. In terms of the relative level of interest afforded this stock among active participants in the market, relative volume measures have been strong, indicating enthusiasm for the name by traders, investors, and money managers during the past month of action. Shares are trading -1.26% below their 50-day moving average, and -6.86% below their 200-day moving average. The stock has a market capitalization of $68.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.42 and a beta of 1.19. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)'s shares are now trading -7.18% away from the 52-week high price of $81.66 and +35.10% far from the 52-week low price of $56.11. American Express Company has a 1-year low of $57.15 and a 1-year high of $82.00.

Many Analysts provided their foresight on Revenue Estimates of The AES Corporation where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1 for the current quarter. Fcm Tx has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). The firm earned $24.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $26.31 billion. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.96, and it's gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. Moreover, Argent Tru has 0.71% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Express Company from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $85.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 24th. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AXP in report on Tuesday, February 9 with "Buy" rating. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Price targets frequently change, depending on the outlook for a company's earnings. The stock has earnings growth of 67.20% yoy and showed a low EPS growth of -30.00% over the past five years. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $79.74 per share, with a total value of $318,960.00. Insiders own 0.20% of the company shares.

Express Scripts, Inc is a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in North America, offering a range of services to its clients, which include health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers' compensation plans and government health programs.

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