BB&T Investment Services Inc. Buys New Position in American Express Company (AXP)

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Accredited Investors Inc. now owns 3,174 shares of the payment services company's stock valued at $251,000 after acquiring an additional 15 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) traded up 1.65% in the last session while performance was up 27.78% in the last five days. About 4.56M shares traded or 39.79% up from the average. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in American Express by 19.5% in the first quarter. Lakeview Capital Partners Llc sold 4,905 shares as the company's stock declined 3.65% while stock markets rallied. The Smead Capital Management Inc holds 1.34M shares with $112.57 million value, down from 1.37M last quarter. American Express Company now has $85.62B valuation. The stock decreased 4.57% or $3.43 during the last trading session, reaching $71.69. Ardea Resources Limited (OTCMKTS:ARRRF) has 0.00% since December 6, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500. Investors of record on Friday, January 5th will be paid a $0.35 dividend. Its down 0.17, from 1.09 in 2017Q1.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. 104 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 387.02 million shares or 0.60% more from 384.71 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of SEE in report on Friday, January 8 to "Overweight" rating. Gm Advisory Gp has 84,029 shares for 2.23% of their portfolio. Dupont Mngmt Corporation holds 31,711 shares. The Maryland-based Chevy Chase Inc has invested 0.26% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). During that time period, shares are up 1.99% which has provided some nice profits for investors who may be looking to take advantage of the recent gains. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on shares of American Express in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Vanguard Grp Inc holds 0.21% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 50.23M shares. They expect this year's earnings to fall -1.18% year-over-year to $5.86, followed by 10.75% growth in the next year to $6.49. 443,597 are owned by Douglass Winthrop Limited Liability Company. (NYSE:TSN). Neuberger Berman Ltd Liability Corp holds 23,943 shares. Pecaut Com stated it has 8,400 shares or 0.59% of all its holdings. C M Bidwell Limited invested in 28 shares. Ls Advsrs Limited Liability Co owns 24,879 shares. Bank of America maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Thursday, July 20 with "Neutral" rating.

American Express (NYSE:AXP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. Therefore 50% are positive. American Electric Power Company Inc. had 60 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, May 1 by Jefferies. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Thursday, April 21 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, November 25. Rand Wealth LLC boosted its stake in American Express Company by 7.2% in the third quarter. The company has a market cap of $85,679.91, a P/E ratio of 18.91, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.22. The firm has "Hold" rating by Atlantic Securities given on Tuesday, October 24. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Express from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $96.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. The company's revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that American Express Company will post 5.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 1.4%. Loreal Sa (LRLCF) was reduced too. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 94% are positive. The Company's digital media properties comprise YP, which allows users to discover their local neighborhoods through merchant profiles and relevant editorial content; YP Shopwise, a mobile application offering geo-localized deals and flyers, as well as access to product catalogues;, a well-known provider of online and mobile promotions, deals, coupons, and shopping forums; ComFree/DuProprio that offers homeowners a service to market and sell their homes; Yellow Pages NextHome, a well-known provider of information in making informed home buying, selling, and/or renting decisions; and YP Dine, a mobile application that allows users to discover, search for, and book local restaurants based on time of day, mood, purpose, and expert suggestions. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 13. American Express now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $91.56. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, October 30 report. Vetr cut American Express Company from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $89.72 target price on the a research note on Monday, February 27th.