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Morning Stock Stories: American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP)

Today’s top gainers include the company American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) which is in the industry Electric Utilities, gaining 0.23% today. In the last week its performance is 1.13%, and 8.17% for the past quarter. Currently, American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP has a target price of 70.53, so today’s gain of 0.23% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.29%.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP), has a market cap of 33.59 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at *TBA, and institutional ownership is 71.70%.

At the current price of 68.31, it has a dividend yield of 3.45%, and its target price is 70.53. This is with a profit margin of 4.30%, and total debt/equity of 1.17. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has a P/E of 47.7, as well as a forward P/E of 17.57.

With a current EPS of 1.43, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 6.37%,American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -17.40%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 2.39%.

Performance for the year is 11.83%. Since its IPO date on 01/02/1970, the total performance to date is 10.46%.

Volume today for American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP), is 2121386, while its average volume is 2367.86. Whilst the total gain today was 0.23%, it did have a day high of -0.60%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.19%, and 1.01% for the month. The 52-week low for American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP has been 20.13%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.75%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 3.30%, and its return on assets is 1.10%. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has an operating margin of 8.70%. With a sales growth of -2.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that American Electric Power Company, Inc., AEP is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 0.95, and has a current ratio of 0.5 and 0.3 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of American Electric Power Company, Inc.? Well its PEG is 20, and the P/S is 2.06, along with a P/B of 1.9. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 74.64.

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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