American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $67.03. The stock traded with the volume of 2.77 Million in the last trading session. American Electric Power Company, Inc. opened at $60.63 and closed by showing an increase of 0.61%. The Bid price in the last session was $61.27 x 400 and the Ask price was $61.59 x 300. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).
American Electric Power Company, Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 30.13 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $71.32 and 52-Week Low of $54.08 and it touched its 52-week high on Jul 6, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Dec 14, 2015.
American Electric Power Company, Inc. reported its last Earnings on Nov 01 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $1.3/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $1.22/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.08/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 6.6%. The company will report its next earnings on Jan 26 – Jan 30 (Est.).
Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; American Electric Power Company, Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 14.6%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 1%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of 3.99% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 1.89% per annum.
18 number of analysts also provided their insight on American Electric Power Company, Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $67.03. They also projected Low Price Target as $60 while High Price Target is set at $72.
A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 4 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 8 reported it as Buy.9 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.
American Electric Power Company, Inc. annual Divided is 2.36 while it’s Dividend Yield is 3.85%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 67.85 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 16.62. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 1.86 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.74, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 61.31 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 0.
The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 1.1 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 3.9% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 6.3%.
The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 1.07% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is -1.31 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.19 percent.
A look at performance overview of American Electric Power Company, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is 3.29 percent while Performance Month is -2.46%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -3.84% and Half Year Performance value stands at -3.9%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 13.32 percent. American Electric Power Company, Inc. has its YTD performance of 8.92 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).
Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 2 Oct 2016 where Officer Barton Lisa M did a transaction type “Sell” in which 1123 shares were traded at a price of $63.51. Another insider trade includes Officer Mccullough Mark C who also initiated a transaction in which 4489 shares were traded on 24 May 2016 as “Buy”. On 3 May 2016 Chief Operating Officer Powers (Robert P) traded 1046 shares as “Sell” at $65.39. Chief Financial Officer Tierney (Brian X) Sell 2395 shares on 1 May 2016 at the price of $64.77.
The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Jefferies on 20-Sep-16 who Downgrade the stock from Buy to Hold. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 26-Jul-16, Goldman took an action “Upgrade” from Neutral to Buy. On 23-Oct-15, the stock was Downgrade to Neutral by Credit Suisse.