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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 01/02/1970. American Electric Power Co., Inc. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for American Electric Power Co., Inc., is 2651.28, and so far today it has a volume of 2064800. Performance year to date since the 01/02/1970 is 23.48%.

To help you determine whether American Electric Power Co., Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.14 and forward P/E is 18.43. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.61. P/S ratio is 2.17 and the P/B ratio is 1.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 75.9 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price American Electric Power Co., Inc. is trading at, 70.7 (-0.01% today), American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.17%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.35, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.64% after growing 10.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -19.60%, and -11.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 488.33, and the number of shares float is 488.33. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.01%, and institutional ownership is at 69.00%. The float short is 1.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.11. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, 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 0.98 and total debt/equity is 1.16. In terms of margins, American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a gross margin of 82.60%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -0.87%, with 38.98% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.04% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.57%.

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.

 

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