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Is American Electric Power Co., Inc.(NYSE: AEP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE: AEP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970. American Electric Power Co., Inc. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for American Electric Power Co., Inc., is 2322.54, and so far today it has a volume of 587995. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is 18.70%.

To help you determine whether American Electric Power Co., Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.25 and forward P/E is 17.58. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.24. P/S ratio is 2.08 and the P/B ratio is 1.8. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 60.01 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price American Electric Power Co., Inc. is trading at, 66.24 (-1.72% today), American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 54.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.88% after growing 10.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -73.60%, and -75.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 492.95, and the number of shares float is 491.63. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 68.40%. The float short is 1.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.41. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.20%, and also a return on investment of 6.30%.

The ability for American Electric Power Co., Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.95 and total debt/equity is 1.18. In terms of margins, American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a gross margin of 82.50%, with its operating margin at 19.90%, and American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a profit margin of 12.50%.

The 52 week high is -6.35%, with 31.30% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.74%.

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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