NYSE:AEP - American Electric Power Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $80.08 +0.81 (+1.02 %) (As of 02/20/2019 07:07 AM ET)Previous Close$79.27Today's Range$79.13 - $80.2252-Week Range$62.71 - $81.05Volume2.17 million shsAverage Volume2.48 million shsMarket Capitalization$39.49 billionP/E Ratio20.27Dividend Yield3.38%Beta0.17 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email American Electric Power Company, Inc., an electric public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers in the United States. The company generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, solar, wind, and other energy sources. It also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other market participants. The company owns, leases, or controls approximately 3,675 railcars, 468 barges, 11 towboats, and a coal handling terminal with approximately 18 million tons of annual capacity. American Electric Power Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Receive AEP News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AEP and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric services Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:AEP Previous Symbol CUSIP02553710 Webwww.aep.com Phone614-716-1000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.14 Current Ratio0.48 Quick Ratio0.46Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.27 Forward P/E Ratio19.48 P/E Growth3.34 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$16.20 billion Price / Sales2.44 Cash Flow$8.9675 per share Price / Cash Flow8.93 Book Value$38.59 per share Price / Book2.08Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.95 Net Income$1.92 billion Net Margins11.91% Return on Equity10.33% Return on Assets2.89%Miscellaneous Employees17,666 Outstanding Shares493,110,000Market Cap$39.49 billion OptionableOptionable American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) Frequently Asked Questions What is American Electric Power's stock symbol? American Electric Power trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AEP." How often does American Electric Power pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Electric Power? American Electric Power announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.67 per share on Friday, March 8th. This represents a $2.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 7th. View American Electric Power's Dividend History. How were American Electric Power's earnings last quarter? American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 24th. The utilities provider reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $3.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.97 billion. American Electric Power had a net margin of 11.91% and a return on equity of 10.33%. American Electric Power's revenue was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.85 earnings per share. View American Electric Power's Earnings History. When is American Electric Power's next earnings date? American Electric Power is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for American Electric Power. What guidance has American Electric Power issued on next quarter's earnings? American Electric Power updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.00-4.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.12. American Electric Power also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.00-4.20 EPS. What price target have analysts set for AEP? 14 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for American Electric Power's shares. Their predictions range from $72.00 to $84.00. On average, they anticipate American Electric Power's stock price to reach $76.8462 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for American Electric Power. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for American Electric Power? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Electric Power in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for American Electric Power. Has American Electric Power been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about AEP stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. American Electric Power earned a daily sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of American Electric Power's key competitors? Some companies that are related to American Electric Power include NextEra Energy (NEE), Enel S.p.A. ADS (ENLAY), Southern (SO), Dominion Energy (D), CLP (CLPHY), Eversource Energy (ES), PPL (PPL), DTE Energy (DTE), FirstEnergy (FE), Edison International (EIX), Korea Electric Power (KEP), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), Entergy (ETR), SSE PLC/S (SSEZY) and Avangrid (AGR). Who are American Electric Power's key executives? American Electric Power's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Nicholas K. Akins, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59)Mr. Brian X. Tierney, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)Ms. Lana L. Hillebrand, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 59)Mr. David M. Feinberg, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49)Ms. Lisa M. Barton, Exec. VP of Utilities (Age 53) Who are American Electric Power's major shareholders? American Electric Power's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.44%), Northern Trust Corp (1.21%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.21%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.93%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.84%) and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.81%). Company insiders that own American Electric Power stock include Lisa M Barton, Mark C Mccullough and Paul Chodak III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for American Electric Power. Which institutional investors are selling American Electric Power stock? AEP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Banco Santander S.A., CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Rare Infrastructure Ltd, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC and Principal Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold American Electric Power company stock in the last year include Lisa M Barton, Mark C Mccullough and Paul Chodak III. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Electric Power. Which institutional investors are buying American Electric Power stock? AEP stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Hexavest Inc., Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. and Geode Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Electric Power. How do I buy shares of American Electric Power? Shares of AEP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is American Electric Power's stock price today? One share of AEP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $80.08. How big of a company is American Electric Power? American Electric Power has a market capitalization of $39.49 billion and generates $16.20 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.92 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.95 on an earnings per share basis. American Electric Power employs 17,666 workers across the globe. What is American Electric Power's official website? The official website for American Electric Power is http://www.aep.com. How can I contact American Electric Power? American Electric Power's mailing address is 1 RIVERSIDE PLAZA, COLUMBUS OH, 43215. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 614-716-1000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for American Electric Power (NYSE AEP)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 488 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 542 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,030MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about American Electric Power and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AEP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AEP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated?