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

The company in question is, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) currently with a stock price of 67.74 (-0.35% today). The market cap for American Electric Power Company, Inc. is 33308.43, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for American Electric Power Company, Inc. is 68.08. Currently American Electric Power Company, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 54.28, and a forward P/E of 17.43. Average volume for American Electric Power Company, Inc. is 2299.13 and so far today it is 2801200.

Performance in the last year for American Electric Power Company, Inc. has been 6.61%. For EPS growth, American Electric Power Company, Inc. has seen a growth of -65.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.44%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -17.40% over the last five years and could be 2.39% for the next five years. American Electric Power Company, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 83.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.35%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.93%.

Since the IPO date for American Electric Power Company, Inc. on the 01/02/1970, American Electric Power Company, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 8.59%. With American Electric Power Company, Inc. trading at 67.74, the dividend yield is 3.48%, and the EPS is 1.25.

So could American Electric Power Company, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 54.28. The PEG is 22.76, P/S is 2.03 and the P/B is at 1.91. The P/cash is 61.43, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 1, and total debt/equity at 1.26.

In terms of margins, American Electric Power Company, Inc. has a gross margin of 82.80%, an operating margin of 7.40% and a profit margin of 3.70%.Payout ratio for American Electric Power Company, Inc. is 182.50%. Return on assets come to 1.00% with return on investment coming to 3.30%.

Insider ownership for American Electric Power Company, Inc., is at *TBA and institutional ownership comes to 70.50%. Outstanding shares are at 491.71. While shares float is 491.62. The float short is currently 1.13%, and short ratio is 2.42.

Graphs: American Electric Power Company, Inc. NYSE: AEP | Thursday April 20, 2017

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