Focused Investors Trimmed American Express Co. (AXP) Holding; Gladstone Commercial (GOOD)’s Sentiment Is 2.17

December 12, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Gladstone Commercial Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $595.67 million. It engages in investing in and owning net leased industrial and commercial real properties, and making long-term industrial and commercial mortgage loans. It currently has negative earnings. The firm leases its real estate properties to small businesses, as well as to large public companies.

Focused Investors Llc decreased American Express Co. (AXP) stake by 18.23% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Focused Investors Llc sold 362,900 shares as American Express Co. (AXP)’s stock declined 3.65%. The Focused Investors Llc holds 1.63 million shares with $137.09 million value, down from 1.99 million last quarter. American Express Co. now has $86.37 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $99.51. About 1.05M shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 22.41% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 55 investors sold AXP shares while 443 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 715.61 million shares or 0.88% less from 722.00 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hudson Bay Cap LP has 0.01% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Pictet And Cie (Europe) Sa owns 9,608 shares. Rafferty Asset Management Ltd reported 110,266 shares stake. 10,967 were reported by Zeke Advisors Ltd Liability. Lincoln Corporation has invested 0.01% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Morgan Stanley has 6.26 million shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. 5,329 were accumulated by Oakworth Capital Inc. 12,725 are owned by Trustco Financial Bank N Y. Welch Group Incorporated Limited Liability Company invested in 0.04% or 2,709 shares. Monetary Management Grp has 27,785 shares for 0.96% of their portfolio. Dearborn Ptnrs Limited Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 2,861 shares. Leisure Cap has 1.48% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 19,772 shares. Cleararc Cap reported 0.25% stake. Sentry holds 0.4% or 646,200 shares. Kemper Corporation Master Retirement Trust accumulated 26,000 shares or 1.36% of the stock.

Among 34 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 10 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. American Express Company had 86 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of AXP in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of AXP in report on Tuesday, December 5 to “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 14 by S&P Research. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, October 6. Jefferies maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Thursday, October 19 with “Hold” rating. Bank of America upgraded American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Thursday, October 20 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Thursday, April 21. Vetr downgraded American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rating on Monday, August 10. Vetr has “Buy” rating and $82.40 target. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, July 20.

Analysts await American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $1.55 earnings per share, up 70.33% or $0.64 from last year’s $0.91 per share. AXP’s profit will be $1.35B for 16.05 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual earnings per share reported by American Express Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.33% EPS growth.

Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc Tx holds 2.74% of its portfolio in Gladstone Commercial Corporation for 407,864 shares. Albert D Mason Inc owns 66,698 shares or 1.21% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Avenir Corp has 0.22% invested in the company for 112,061 shares. The United Kingdom-based Gsa Capital Partners Llp has invested 0.13% in the stock. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc, a Georgia-based fund reported 32,240 shares.

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