What Are the Fundamentals of American Electric Power Company (AEP)?

With gains of 2.9%, American Electric Power Company was one of the winners on Wall Street today. Its shares are now trading at $96.54 and have logged a 1.9% daily outperformance of the S&P 500. Don't join the feeding frenzy before checking some basic facts about this stock:

  • American Electric Power Company has moved 3.3% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -18.6%

  • AEP has an average analyst rating of buy and is -7.53% away from its mean target price of $104.4 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (Eps) is $4.82

  • American Electric Power Company has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.0 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (Eps) is $5.3 and its forward P/E ratio is 18.2

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.0 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • American Electric Power Company is part of the Utilities sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 26.37 and an average P/B of 1.47

  • AEP has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -15.8% and gross profit margins of 0.4%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $-4,094,687,488.00, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • 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. It operates through Vertically Integrated Utilities, Transmission and Distribution Utilities, AEP Transmission Holdco, and Generation & Marketing segments. The company generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, 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. American Electric Power Company, Inc. was incorporated in 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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