NYSE:AEP - American Electric Power Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$70.64 +0.40 (+0.57 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 06:20 AM ET)
Previous Close$70.24
Today's Range$70.38 - $71.16
52-Week Range$62.71 - $78.07
Volume2.05 million shs
Average Volume2.94 million shs
Market Capitalization$34.59 billion
P/E Ratio19.20
Dividend Yield3.53%
American Electric Power logoAmerican 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.02
Current Ratio0.44
Quick Ratio0.34


Trailing P/E Ratio19.20
Forward P/E Ratio18.21
P/E Growth3.18

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.40 billion
Price / Sales2.26
Cash Flow$8.0456 per share
Price / Cash8.78
Book Value$37.23 per share
Price / Book1.90


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.68
Net Income$1.91 billion
Net Margins11.41%
Return on Equity9.93%
Return on Assets2.81%


Outstanding Shares492,520,000
Market Cap$34,594.85

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 10th will be given a dividend of $0.62 per share on Friday, June 8th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 9th. 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 results on Thursday, April, 26th. The utilities provider reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.02. The utilities provider had revenue of $4 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4 billion. American Electric Power had a return on equity of 9.93% and a net margin of 11.41%. American Electric Power's revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.96 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 Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for American Electric Power.

What guidance has American Electric Power issued on next quarter's earnings?

American Electric Power updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.75-3.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.89.

What price target have analysts set for AEP?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for American Electric Power's shares. Their predictions range from $69.00 to $81.00. On average, they anticipate American Electric Power's stock price to reach $75.1429 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for American Electric Power.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for American Electric Power?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Electric Power in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Who are some of American Electric Power's key competitors?

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 58)
  • Mr. Brian X. Tierney, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Ms. Lana L. Hillebrand, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. David M. Feinberg, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 48)
  • Ms. Lisa M. Barton, Exec. VP of Transmission (Age 52)

Has American Electric Power been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about AEP stock has trended positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Electric Power earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.11 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are American Electric Power's major shareholders?

American Electric Power's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.73%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.15%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.12%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.07%), Stralem & Co. Inc. (0.03%) and Calamos Advisors LLC (0.02%). 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 major investors are selling American Electric Power stock?

AEP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Hexavest Inc., Pendal Group Ltd, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Hartford Investment Management Co., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Capital One National Association and James Investment Research Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Electric Power.

Which major investors are buying American Electric Power stock?

AEP stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Stralem & Co. Inc., Calamos Advisors LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, CWM Advisors LLC and Asset Planning Services Inc. LA ADV. 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 $70.64.

How big of a company is American Electric Power?

American Electric Power has a market capitalization of $34.69 billion and generates $15.40 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.91 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.68 on an earnings per share basis. American Electric Power employs 17,666 workers across the globe.

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:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  417 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  480 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  897
MarketBeat'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 7/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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