UPDATE: Baird Downgrades American Express (AXP) to Neutral

February 16, 2021 4:43 AM EST
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Price: $172.61 -0.33%

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    16 Buy, 20 Hold, 2 Sell

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    Up: 25 | Down: 37 | New: 115
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(Updated - February 16, 2021 8:13 AM EST)

Baird analyst David George downgraded American Express (NYSE: AXP) from Outperform to Neutral with a price target of $126.00.

The analyst comments "We are stepping to the sidelines on AXP after a strong rally from our March 2020 upgrade. While we like the franchise and find it to be a decent re-opening play, there seems to be reasonable amount of optimism in the stock despite a generally uncertain outlook. With the stock at ~14x our 2022 EPS estimate and ~8.3x PPNR (~15% premium to historical medians), we find shares to be fairly valued here. To the extent market weakness ever returns, this is one to consider on pullbacks."

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Shares of American Express closed at $129.62 yesterday.

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