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How to buy American Electric Power Company stock | $84.1

Learn how to easily invest in American Electric Power Company stock.

American Electric Power Company Inc is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. American Electric Power Company shares (AEP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Electric Power Company employs 16,787 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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American Electric Power Company stock price (NASDAQ: AEP)

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American Electric Power Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$84.10
52-week range$73.56 - $91.80
50-day moving average $89.33
200-day moving average $86.27
Wall St. target price$97.59
PE ratio 17.9318
Dividend yield $2.92 (3.4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.69

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American Electric Power Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $84.1 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -5.32%
1 month (2021-08-19) -6.97%
3 months (2021-06-18) 2.13%
6 months (2021-03-19) 0.51%
1 year (2020-09-18) 6.75%
2 years (2019-09-18) -9.59%
3 years (2018-09-18) 16.11%
5 years (2016-09-16) 29.76%

Is American Electric Power Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing American Electric Power Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Electric Power Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American Electric Power Company's P/E ratio

American Electric Power Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, American Electric Power Company shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

American Electric Power Company's PEG ratio

American Electric Power Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0081. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Electric Power Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Electric Power Company's EBITDA

American Electric Power Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Electric Power Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Electric Power Company financials

Revenue TTM $15.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.61%
Gross profit TTM $7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.51%
Return on equity TTM 11.13%
Profit margin 14.81%
Book value $42.74
Market capitalisation $42.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Electric Power Company shares

There are currently 7.3 million American Electric Power Company shares held short by investors – that's known as American Electric Power Company's "short interest". This figure is 6.3% down from 7.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Electric Power Company shares can be evaluated.

American Electric Power Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Electric Power Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Electric Power Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Electric Power Company shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). American Electric Power Company's SIR currently stands at 2.94. In other words for every 100,000 American Electric Power Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2940 shares are currently held short.

However American Electric Power Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Electric Power Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Electric Power Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Electric Power Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Electric Power Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0146% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Electric Power Company shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against American Electric Power Company.

Find out more about how you can short American Electric Power Company stock.

American Electric Power Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like American Electric Power Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

American Electric Power Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.5

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and American Electric Power Company's overall score of 33.5 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 73rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like American Electric Power Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

American Electric Power Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.83/100

American Electric Power Company's environmental score of 18.83 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Electric Power Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American Electric Power Company's social score

Social score: 9.53/100

American Electric Power Company's social score of 9.53 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Electric Power Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

American Electric Power Company's governance score

Governance score: 4.15/100

American Electric Power Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that American Electric Power Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American Electric Power Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. American Electric Power Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that American Electric Power Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

American Electric Power Company Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.5
Total ESG percentile 72.84
Environmental score 18.83
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 9.53
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 4.15
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

American Electric Power Company share dividends

63%

Dividend payout ratio: 63.38% of net profits

Recently American Electric Power Company has paid out, on average, around 63.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Electric Power Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Electric Power Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.92 per share.

American Electric Power Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

American Electric Power Company's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

American Electric Power Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Electric Power Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $73.5575 up to $91.7985. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while American Electric Power Company's is 0.2615. This would suggest that American Electric Power Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Electric Power Company overview

American Electric Power Company, Inc. , an electric public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers in the United States. It operates through Vertically Integrated Utilities, Transmission and Distribution Utilities, AEP Transmission Holdco, and Generation & Marketing segments. The company generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric, as well as solar, wind, and other energy sources. It also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other market participants. The company owns, leases, or controls approximately 3,016 railcars, 411 barges, 6 towboats, and a coal handling terminal with approximately 18 million tons of annual capacity. American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of American Electric Power Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.015% of American Electric Power Company shares are held by insiders and 74.957% by institutions.
How many people work for American Electric Power Company?
Latest data suggests 16,787 work at American Electric Power Company.
When does the fiscal year end for American Electric Power Company?
American Electric Power Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is American Electric Power Company based?
American Electric Power Company's address is: 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH, United States, 43215-2373
What is American Electric Power Company's ISIN number?
American Electric Power Company's international securities identification number is: US0255371017
What is American Electric Power Company's CUSIP number?
American Electric Power Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 025537101

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