There are a number of specific details that investors in American Express (NYSE:AXP) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the credit card giant from a shareholder's perspective.
The slideshow shows, among other things, that American Express rewards investors in multiple ways:
- It pays out a fifth of its earnings via quarterly dividends.
- It has bought back $4.3 billion worth of its own stock over the past 12 months, translating into a 4.5% decrease in American Express' outstanding share count.
- And although its shares dived last year, after the company announced that it would no longer be the exclusive credit card used at Costco, its stock has generally tracked the S&P 500 over the past decade.
To learn more about American Express, scroll through the slideshow below, which is designed to serve as an owner's manual for the company's shareholders.