Comparing Magic Empire Global (NASDAQ:MEGL) & American Express (NYSE:AXP)

Magic Empire Global (NASDAQ:MEGLGet Rating) and American Express (NYSE:AXPGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Magic Empire Global and American Express’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Magic Empire Global N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
American Express $52.86 billion 2.33 $7.51 billion $9.84 16.84

American Express has higher revenue and earnings than Magic Empire Global.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Magic Empire Global and American Express, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Magic Empire Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
American Express 3 9 6 0 2.17

American Express has a consensus target price of $175.44, indicating a potential upside of 5.88%. Given American Express’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Express is more favorable than Magic Empire Global.


This table compares Magic Empire Global and American Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Magic Empire Global N/A N/A N/A
American Express 14.16% 31.76% 3.55%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Magic Empire Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.3% of American Express shares are owned by institutional investors. 63.0% of Magic Empire Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of American Express shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


American Express beats Magic Empire Global on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Magic Empire Global

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Magic Empire Global Limited provides initial public offering sponsorship, financial and independent financial advisory, post-listing compliance advisory, and underwriting services to corporations in Hong Kong. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong.

About American Express

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American Express Co. engages in the provision of charge and credit card products and travel-related services. It operates through the following segments: U.S Consumer Services (USCS), Commercial Services (CS), International Card Services (ICS), Global Merchant and Network Services (GMNS), and Corporate and Other. The USCS segment issues a wide range of proprietary consumer cards to U.S consumers. The CS segment offers proprietary corporate and small business cards and provides services to U.S. businesses, including payment and expense management, banking and non-card financing products. The ICS segment focuses on a range of proprietary consumer, small business and corporate cards outside the United States. It also provides services to international customers, including travel and lifestyle services, and manages certain international joint ventures and loyalty coalition businesses. The GMNS segment operates a global payments network that processes and settles card transactions, acquires merchants, and provides multi-channel marketing programs and capabilities, services, and data analytics. The Corporate and Other segment covers corporate functions and certain other businesses and op

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