American Express Company (AXP) At $98.35 Forms Top; Community Trust Bancorp Has 0.89 Sentiment

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American Express Company (AXP) formed multiple top with $105.23 target or 7.00% above today’s $98.35 share price. American Express Company (AXP) has $84.62 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.25% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $98.35. About 2.36 million shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 17.81% since May 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.26% the S&P500.

Community Trust Bancorp Inc (CTBI) investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.36, from 1.25 in 2017Q3. The ratio dived, as 39 institutional investors increased or opened new holdings, while 44 decreased and sold stakes in Community Trust Bancorp Inc. The institutional investors in our database now possess: 9.83 million shares, down from 9.84 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Community Trust Bancorp Inc in top ten holdings was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 6 Reduced: 38 Increased: 27 New Position: 12.

Among 38 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. American Express Company has $130.0 highest and $54 lowest target. $98.11’s average target is -0.24% below currents $98.35 stock price. American Express Company had 123 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 24 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Tuesday, June 20 to “Equal Weight”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, June 1. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, September 22. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. As per Thursday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. S&P Research downgraded American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Thursday, July 23 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 16 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Morgan Stanley.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $35.79 million activity. 96,440 American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares with value of $9.38M were sold by CHENAULT KENNETH I. Another trade for 88,930 shares valued at $8.79 million was sold by Buckminster Douglas E.. $5.63 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by Gupta Ashwini on Tuesday, December 12. Cox L Kevin sold $5.07 million worth of stock or 50,412 shares. $1.32 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares were sold by Bush James Peter. Another trade for 43,741 shares valued at $4.32 million was made by O’Neill Michael John on Monday, December 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 42 investors sold American Express Company shares while 442 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 701.90 million shares or 1.01% less from 709.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 39,049 are held by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Colony Gru Inc Llc stated it has 48,232 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Ltd Liability Partnership Ma accumulated 13,643 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 1832 Asset Mgmt L P, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 307 shares. Cornerstone Mgmt Holdg Ltd Company holds 0.11% or 154,494 shares in its portfolio. Mraz Amerine And Associates holds 0.25% or 8,244 shares in its portfolio. 13,192 were reported by Moors & Cabot Inc. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Holdings Company reported 460 shares. The Massachusetts-based Family Cap has invested 2.51% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). First Midwest State Bank Trust Division holds 9,669 shares. Braun Stacey Assocs invested in 0.03% or 5,250 shares. Wasatch Advisors Inc owns 4,400 shares. Federated Investors Pa accumulated 23,632 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Co Ltd Company invested 1.78% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Zevin Asset Mngmt Ltd invested in 0.07% or 3,289 shares.

Community Trust & Investment Co holds 10.16% of its portfolio in Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. for 1.73 million shares. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co owns 505,257 shares or 1.25% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Shoker Investment Counsel Inc. has 1.1% invested in the company for 32,458 shares. The Texas-based Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. has invested 0.26% in the stock. Argent Trust Co, a Tennessee-based fund reported 6,600 shares.

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Community Trust Bank, Inc. that provides commercial and personal banking services to small and mid-sized communities. The company has market cap of $861.36 million. The firm accepts time and demand deposits, Keogh plans, and savings certificates, as well as checking and savings, individual retirement, NOW, and money market accounts. It has a 16.66 P/E ratio. It also offers loan products, such as commercial and residential real estate loans; commercial, construction and development, mortgage, and personal loans, as well as consumer, and secured and unsecured loans; and lease-financing, lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, and term loans, as well as other specialized loans, including asset financing.

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