Seminole Management adds American Express Company (AXP) to its portfolio

American Express Company (AXP) : Seminole Management added new position in American Express Company during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 722,971 shares of American Express Company which is valued at $46.4 Million , the company said in a statement filed on May 11, 2016 with the SEC.American Express Company makes up approximately 3.82% of Seminole Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Martingale Asset Management L P added AXP to its portfolio by purchasing 156,219 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $10 Million. American Express Company makes up approx 0.20% of Martingale Asset Management L P’s portfolio.Wetherby Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in AXP by selling 2,488 shares or 13.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16,608 shares of AXP which is valued at $1.1 Million. American Express Company makes up approx 0.25% of Wetherby Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Ayalon Holdings Ltd. boosted its stake in AXP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,655 additional shares and now holds a total of 20,155 shares of American Express Company which is valued at $1.3 Million. American Express Company makes up approx 1.10% of Ayalon Holdings Ltd.’s portfolio.

American Express Company closed down -0.05 points or -0.08% at $64.07 with 48,79,519 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $64.02, the shares hit an intraday low of $63.67 and an intraday high of $64.3 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, American Express Company reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.11 according to the earnings call on Apr 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.34. The company had revenue of $8088.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $8085.90 million. The company’s revenue was down -2.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.48 EPS.

Investors should note that on May 3, 2016, American Express Company announced a cash dividend of $0.2900. The company’s management has announced Jun 29, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jul 1, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Aug 10, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on American Express Company. Company shares were Reiterated by DA Davidson on Apr 21, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 67 from a previous price target of $66 .Compass Point Initiated American Express Company on Apr 15, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $69.Shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Mar 11, 2016 to “Equal Weight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 63 from a previous price target of $77 .

American Express Company is a global services company. The Company’s principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world. The Company’s segments include U.S. Card Services International Card Services Global Commercial Services and Global Network & Merchant Services. The Company’s 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.

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