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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP

American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEPĀ  has a market cap of 31714.48. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP performance year to date is 14.49%. Today American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP has gained -0.63%, with a current price of 65.01.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 54.50%. Return of assets are at 3.20%, with return on investment at 6.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.95. While Total debt/equity is 1.18. With a profit margin of 12.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 82.50%, and operating margin of 19.90%. American Electric Power Co., Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP has seen a EPS growth of 10.80%. A performance for the year of 21.19%. The 52-week high is -8.09%, and the 52-week low is 25.17%. The average volume for American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP is 2232900.

With a target price of 72.03, can American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of American Electric Power Co., Inc., AEP. American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a P/E of 18.56 and a forward P/E of 16.98. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 8.04. American Electric Power Co., Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.98 and 1.74 respectively. For P/cash, American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a value of 57.28, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 65.01, American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.45%. We see a return on equity of 11.00%.

Looking more long-term American Electric Power Co., Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.31%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.66% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.80% for this year and for the last five years a 7.30% growth has been seen.

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