American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) Stock Guide

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Looking to buy or sell American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP)? Interested in getting the full scoop on AEP, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AEP stock guide, we'll address key questions about AEP, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are AEP earnings?
2. When is AEP earnings date?
3. What is AEP dividend?
4. What is AEP dividend yield?
5. What is AEP stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
6. AEP buy or sell? What is AEP Finny Score?
7. What are the reasons to buy AEP? Why should I buy AEP stock?
8. What are the reasons to sell AEP? Why should I sell AEP stock?
9. What are AEP key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are AEP earnings?

AEP trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $3.72.

2. When is AEP earnings date?

AEP earnings date is July 23, 2020.

3. What is AEP dividend?

AEP forward dividend is $2.80.

4. What is AEP dividend yield?

AEP forward dividend yield is 3.6%.

Analyst Predictions

5. What is AEP stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on AEP analyst price targets, AEP stock forecast is $96.31 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for AEP stock is $96.31. The prediction is based on 17 analyst estimates.

The low price target for AEP is $76.00, while the high price target is $115.00.

AEP analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

6. AEP buy or sell? What is AEP Finny Score?

Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell AEP, resulting in Finny Score of 50.

7. What are the reasons to buy AEP? Why should I buy AEP stock?

Here are the reasons to buy AEP stock:

  • Investments in transmission and environmental improvements during the next several years should support strong earnings growth.
  • AEP earns regulated returns in many different state jurisdictions, protecting its earnings from the impact of one adverse regulatory ruling.
  • Management continues to move the company toward being a fully regulated utility.
  • AEP forward dividend yield is 3.60%, higher than the industry (1.60%) and sector (1.33%) forward dividend yields. See AEP forward dividend chart.
  • AEP average analyst rating is Buy. See AEP analyst rating chart.
  • AEP average analyst price target ($96.31) is above its current price ($78.78). See AEP price target chart.

8. What are the reasons to sell AEP? Why should I sell AEP stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell AEP stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • AEP's Ohio generation assets are predominantly coal, putting the firm at a cost disadvantage in a period of low natural gas prices.
  • Greenhouse gases are a long-term problem for the company's coal plants because there is currently no economically feasible technology to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions.
  • AEP has significant operations in Ohio, which has one of the most unstable regulatory environments in the country.
  • AEP quarterly revenue growth was -7.60%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.08% and 1.59%, respectively). See AEP revenue growth chart.
  • AEP profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -0.52 percentage points. See AEP profitability chart.
  • AEP short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.15. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See AEP short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

9. What are AEP key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for AEP:

Metrics AEP
Price $79.93
Average Price Target / Upside $96.31 / 20.49%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 3.60%
Industry Utilities - Regulated Electric
Sector Utilities
Number of Employees 17,582
Market Cap $38.71B
Forward P/E Ratio 16.83
Price/Book Ratio 2.54
Revenue (TTM) $15.25B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -7.60%
Profit Margin 12.09%

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