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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP)?

The company in question is, American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP) currently with a stock price of 68.71 (-1.48% today). The market cap for American Electric Power Co., Inc. is 33956.4, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for American Electric Power Co., Inc. is 71.39. Currently American Electric Power Co., Inc. is trading with a P/E of 20.85, and a forward P/E of 18.22. Average volume for American Electric Power Co., Inc. is 2611.15 and so far today it is 1498012.

Performance in the last year for American Electric Power Co., Inc. has been 29.83%. For EPS growth, American Electric Power Co., Inc. has seen a growth of 10.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.33%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.30% over the last five years and could be 3.84% for the next five years. American Electric Power Co., Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -11.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -19.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.07%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.62%.

Since the IPO date for American Electric Power Co., Inc. on the 1/2/1970, American Electric Power Co., Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 21.81%. With American Electric Power Co., Inc. trading at 68.71, the dividend yield is 3.21%, and the EPS is 3.35.

So could American Electric Power Co., Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.85. The PEG is 5.43, P/S is 2.13 and the P/B is at 1.89. The P/cash is 74.65, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

American Electric Power Co., Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.98, and total debt/equity at 1.16.

In terms of margins, American Electric Power Co., Inc. has a gross margin of 82.60%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for American Electric Power Co., Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 6.30%.

Insider ownership for American Electric Power Co., Inc., is at *TBA and institutional ownership comes to 69.00%. Outstanding shares are at 486.9. While shares float is 486.9. The float short is currently 1.15%, and short ratio is 2.14.

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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