American Express Company (AXP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 02, 2013

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American Express Company ( AXP ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 02, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share scheduled for February 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AXP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AXP has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of AXP was $56.69, representing a -7.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.42 and a 21.03% increase over the 52 week low of $46.84.

AXP is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) and Moody's Corporation ( MCO ). AXP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.32. Zacks Investment Research reports AXP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 5.97%, compared to an industry average of 21.7%.

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 Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index Fund ( IYF )
  • iShares KLD Select Social Index Fund ( KLD )
  • WisdomTree LargeCap Growth Fund (ROI).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYG with an increase of 16.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AXP at 4.64%.



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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Referenced Stocks: AXP , DFS , IYF , IYG , KLD , MCO , XLF

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