Analyst Ratings for American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE:AEP) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, AEP was issued an average rating of Overweight.

9 analysts declared AEP a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AEP. The most optimistic price target was 78, which equates to a potential upside of 12.86 percent. The lowest price target was 61, which equates to a potential downside of -11.74 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -8.84 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.38 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.27 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.41 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of AEP to grow at a rate of 157.26 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. AEP has a PEG ratio of 0.31.

AEP has traded between a high of 72.97 and a low of 57.89 over the past year. Currently the stock is 19.39 percent higher than its low, and 5.28 percent lower than its 52-week high. AEP has a price/earnings ratio of 48.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AEP value stock report compares AEP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AEP is $33.85 billion. AEP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.