Financial Advocates Investment Management Increases Stock Holdings in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEP)


Financial Advocates Investment Management reported on American Electric Power Company, Inc. raised its position in (NASDAQ:AEP – Get Rating ) by 2.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). . The institutional investor owned 4,328 shares of the company’s stock after adding an additional 114 shares during the quarter. Financial Advocates Investment Management’s holdings in American Electric Power were worth $432,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of AEP. American Research & Management Co. raised its position in American Electric Power by 100.0% in the first quarter. American Research & Management Co. now owns 250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. Center for Financial Planning Inc. boosted its position in American Electric Power by 1,288.9% in the first quarter. Center for Financial Planning Inc. now owns 250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 232 shares in the last quarter. Industrial Alliance Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in American Electric Power in the 4th quarter valued at about $26,000. US Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in American Electric Power in the 1st quarter valued at about $28,000. Finally, Tcwp LLC acquired a new position in American Electric Power during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $32,000. 73.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Wall Street analysts weigh in

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on American Electric Power from $103.00 to $105.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on American Electric Power from $113.00 to $101.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. Citigroup boosted their price objective on American Electric Power from $94.00 to $99.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Evercore ISI boosted their price objective on American Electric Power to $107.00 in a research report on Monday, August 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. American Electric Power has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $103.29, according to MarketBeat.com.

US Electric Power Price Display

Shares of NASDAQ AEP opened at $104.94 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. American Electric Power Company, Inc. has a twelve month low of $80.22 and a twelve month high of $105.48. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $96.23 and a 200 day moving average of $96.93. The stock has a market cap of $53.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.62, a P/E/G ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.35.

American Electric Power (NASDAQ:AEP – Get Rating ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.19 by $0.01. American Electric Power had a return on equity of 10.46% and a net margin of 14.39%. The company had revenue of $4.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.98 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted earnings of $1.18 per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts predict that American Electric Power Company, Inc. will post 5 earnings per share for the current year.

American Electric Power announces dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.78 per share. This represents a $3.12 annual dividend and a dividend yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 9. American Electric Power’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 61.30%.

Insider Transactions at American Electric Power

In other news, EVP Therace Risch sold 5,330 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $102.35, for a total transaction of $545,525.50. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 8,248 shares in the company, valued at $844,182.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.12% of the company’s stock.

American Electric Power Profile

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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 and marketing segments.

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