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

American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP  has a market cap of 30127.07. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP performance year to date is 8.92%. Today American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP has gained -2.27%, with a current price of 59.88.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 68.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 155.50%. Return of assets are at 1.10%, with return on investment at 6.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1. While Total debt/equity is 1.22. With a profit margin of 4.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 82.40%, and operating margin of 6.80%. American Electric Power Company, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP has seen a EPS growth of 10.80%. A performance for the year of 13.32%. The 52-week high is -14.54%, and the 52-week low is 14.70%. The average volume for American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP is 540417.

With a target price of 67.03, can American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP. American Electric Power Company, Inc. has a P/E of 67.85 and a forward P/E of 16.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 35.9. American Electric Power Company, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.86 and 1.74 respectively. For P/cash, American Electric Power Company, Inc. has a value of 61.31, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 59.88, American Electric Power Company, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.85%. We see a return on equity of 3.90%.

Looking more long-term American Electric Power Company, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 1.89%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -2.61% 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.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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