American Express Company (AXP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 03, 2013

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American Express Company ( AXP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 03, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AXP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that AXP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $67.26, the dividend yield is 1.19%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AXP was $67.26, representing a -0.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.75 and a 26.86% increase over the 52 week low of $53.02.

AXP is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) and McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ( MHP ). AXP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.87. Zacks Investment Research reports AXP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8%, compared to an industry average of 12%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AXP Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AXP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AXP as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund ( IYG )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Financial ( XLF )
  • iShares KLD Select Social Index Fund ( KLD )
  • RevenueShares Financials Sector ( RWW )
  • Vanguard Financials ETF ( VFH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RWW with an increase of 18.53% over the last 100 days. IYG has the highest percent weighting of AXP at 3.83%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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