Stock Updates

American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE: AEP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE: AEP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 30712.94. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for American Electric Power Co., Inc. is 62.93 (with a change from open of 1.42%), this in conjunction with a target price of 71.26. Volume today has so far reached 1501950, with an average volume of about 2472.31. The GAP for this stock, is 0.08%.

The P/E ratio is 17.7, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.22. The current EPS for American Electric Power Co., Inc., is 3.5, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 10.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.19%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for American Electric Power Co., Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 3.49% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.31%. Quarter over quarter is 17.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at *TBA and institutional ownership is 69.70%. Shares outstanding is 495.37, while shares float is at a value of 491.63. Float short for American Electric Power Co., Inc. is 0.87% and the short ratio is 1.74.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.95, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.18. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 82.50% and their operating margin is 19.90%. The profit margin is 12.50%.

American Electric Power Co., Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.20%, and on investment, 6.30%. Return on equity is 11.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 7.66. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.92, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.66 and Price/cash is 55.47, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -3.59% and -1.64% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.03% and the 52 week low is 21.16%.

American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.61%, with a current price of 62.93. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 54.50%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. American Electric Power Co., Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that American Electric Power Co., Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.29%, with performance for the month coming to -2.84%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -9.89%, and for the half year the performance is 11.47%. Volatility for this week is 1.47% and for the month this is 1.57%.

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.

About the author

Tony Dabbs

Leave a Comment