American Express Company (AXP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 02, 2013
American Express Company ( AXP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AXP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $75.52, the dividend yield is 1.22%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AXP was $75.52, representing a -3.96% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.63 and a 42.44% 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 Financial, Inc. ( MHFI ). AXP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.07. Zacks Investment Research reports AXP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.37%, compared to an industry average of 12.5%.
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 )
- iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF ( KLD )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Financial ( XLF )
- Vanguard Financials ETF ( VFH )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index Fund ( IYF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYG with an increase of 7.16% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AXP at 3.82%.