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What should you know before buying stock in American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP)

American Electric Power Company Inc. (NASDAQ: AEP) is 4.11% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $69.38 and a high of $96.05 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The AEP stock was last observed hovering at around $86.10 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.54%.

Currently trading at $84.56, the stock is 1.23% and 4.37% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.53 million and changing -1.79% at the moment leaves the stock 5.26% off its SMA200. AEP registered -6.15% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 13.24%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $4.61 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $12.16.

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The stock witnessed a -0.74% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 3.97%, and is 1.94% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.73% over the week and 1.69% over the month.

American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP) has around 17250 employees, a market worth around $44.49B and $19.38B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 19.91 and Fwd P/E is 14.17. Profit margin for the company is 11.39%. Distance from 52-week low is 21.88% and -11.96% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (3.47%).

American Electric Power Company Inc. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.34 with sales reaching $5B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 6.60% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 7.00% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 6.60% in year-over-year returns.

American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP) Top Institutional Holders

1,694 institutions hold shares in American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP), with institutional investors hold 78.46% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 526.18M, and float is at 525.71M with Short Float at 2.22%. Institutions hold 78.43% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 48.74 million shares valued at $4.1 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 9.82% of the AEP Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 41.0 million shares valued at $3.45 billion to account for 8.26% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 27.15 million shares representing 5.47% and valued at over $2.29 billion, while Wellington Management Group, LLP holds 5.04% of the shares totaling 25.0 million with a market value of $2.11 billion.

American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Akins Nicholas K,the company’sExecutive Chair. SEC filings show that Akins Nicholas K sold 10,491 shares of the company’s common stock on May 02 ’23 at a price of $92.75 per share for a total of $0.97 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.13 million shares.

American Electric Power Company Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 02 ’23 that Feinberg David Matthew (Executive Vice President) sold a total of 1,616 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 02 ’23 and was made at $92.75 per share for $0.15 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 8925.0 shares of the AEP stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on May 02 ’23, Beam Christian T (Executive Vice President) disposed off 513 shares at an average price of $92.75 for $47581.0. The insider now directly holds 4,453 shares of American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP).

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