American Express Company ( AXP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 07, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 10, 2015. Shareholders who purchased AXP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.54% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $77.3, the dividend yield is 1.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AXP was $77.3, representing a -18.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $94.89 and a 7.8% increase over the 52 week low of $71.71.
AXP is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Synchrony Financial ( SYF ) and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. ( MHFI ). AXP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.69. Zacks Investment Research reports AXP's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -1.58%, compared to an industry average of 10.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AXP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AXP as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF ( IYG )
- iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF ( KLD )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Financial ( XLF )
- PowerShares DWA Financial Momentum Portfolio ( PFI )
- Vanguard Financials ETF - DNQ ( VFH ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PFI with an decrease of -2.33% over the last 100 days. IYG has the highest percent weighting of AXP at 3.19%.