| American Express is a payments company. Co. provides credit and charge cards to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies and corporations. Co.'s segments are: Global Consumer Services Group, which provides services to consumers, including travel and lifestyle services and non-card financing products; Global Commercial Services, which issues corporate and small business cards and provides payment, expense management, and commercial financing products; and Global Merchant and Network Services, which operates a global payments network that processes and settles card transactions, acquires merchants and provides marketing programs and capabilities, services and data analytics. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AXP's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AXP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AXP versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AXP by allowing them to research AXP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.