AXP - American Express Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
131.52
+0.97 (+0.74%)
At close: 4:04PM EST
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Previous Close130.55
Open131.45
Bid131.52 x 1800
Ask131.79 x 800
Day's Range130.79 - 131.86
52 Week Range98.46 - 131.86
Volume3,390,007
Avg. Volume2,781,912
Market Cap107.619B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.05
PE Ratio (TTM)15.89
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.72 (1.32%)
Ex-Dividend DateDec 31, 2019
1y Target EstN/A
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