American Electric Power Co Inc (NYSE:AEP) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend

Xavier Trudeau
Juin 3, 2017

Moreover, the huge investment that the company plans could weigh on its finances, going ahead.

Owing to the company's OH merchant coal-fired generation assets divestment, the company gained $127 million. They now have a Dollars 48 price target on the stock. "Yet American Electric's focus remains on augmenting its earnings base by directing its capital expenditure toward regulated businesses".

AEP has been the topic of several research reports. Guggenheim had a markedly different take on 09/01/2017, proposing that American Electric Power Company, now considered Neutral versus prior Buy rating. Finally, Mizuho reissued a "buy" rating and set a $72.50 price objective on shares of American Electric Power Company in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on shares of American Electric Power Company from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Investment Prtn Ltd Oh Adv has invested 1.25% in American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP). One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock rose 0.43% or $0.31 reaching $72.52 per share.

The share price of El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) was up +1.11% during the last trading session, with a day high of 54.65. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. American Electric Power Company, Inc. shows a total market cap of $ 35.51 B, and a gross margin of 82.40% while the profit margin showing 4.30%. El Paso Electric Company has a 1-year low of $42.49 and a 1-year high of $55.45. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $68.57 and a 200 day moving average of $64.93. Equities analysts expect that American Electric Power Company Inc will post $3.66 EPS for the current fiscal year. The utilities provider reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.01.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. holds a dividend yield of 3.27%, and depicts the price/earnings ratio (P/E) to be 50.43. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. (AEP) earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -17.4% over the last 5 years.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was first posted by Sports Perspectives and is the property of of Sports Perspectives. If you are reading this report on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & global trademark and copyright law. Banque Pictet And Cie Sa invested in 0.02% or 10,000 shares. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 14th. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 17.86%, compared with a gain of almost 8.59% for 3 months and about 6.18% for the past 30 days. This is an increase from El Paso Electric Company's previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. The stock has delivered a one-year return of about 15.7% compared with the Zacks categorized Utility - Electric Power industry's gain of 7.5%. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.13% of the company's stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Weiss Multi owns 35,156 shares or 0.11% of their USA portfolio. 331.86 million shares or 1.65% more from 326.47 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $0.90. The Envestnet Asset Management Inc holds 49,529 shares with $1.77M value, up from 31,042 last quarter. Aviance Capital Management LLC raised its position in American Electric Power Company by 12.1% in the third quarter.

In fact, the company has been a consistent performer, having delivered positive earnings surprises in three out of the trailing four quarters with average surprise of 8.45%. The average volume stands around 2.33 million shares. IA ADV now owns 3,583 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $226,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the period. Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc., a Oregon-based fund reported 59,097 shares.#img1#.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. holds an earnings per share of $ 1.43 and the EPS growth for this year shows a value of -65.30%.

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