Analyzing the Basics of AEP Stock

Large-cap Utilities company American Electric Power has moved -1.4% so far today on a volume of 1,619,197, compared to its average of 2,781,114. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 0.0%.

American Electric Power trades -3.69% away from its average analyst target price of $90.22 per share. The 15 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $81.0 to $100.0, and on average have given American Electric Power a rating of hold.

If you are considering an investment in AEP, you'll want to know the following:

  • American Electric Power's current price is 27.7% above its Graham number of $68.04, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • American Electric Power has moved 5.6% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 24.4%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 5.37, American Electric Power has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.2 while the S&P 500 average is 27.65

  • AEP has a forward P/E ratio of 14.5 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $5.98 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 2.47 — a number near or below 1 signifying that American Electric Power is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.77 compared to its sector average of 2.27

  • 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.

  • Based in Columbus, the company has 16,800 full time employees and a market cap of $45.8 Billion. American Electric Power currently returns an annual dividend yield of 3.9%.

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