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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AEP. The most optimistic price target was 78, implying a possible profit of 12.86 percent. The lowest price target was 61, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -8.84 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.38 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.27 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.41 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of AEP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 157.26 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. AEP has a PEG ratio of 0.31.

In the last 52-weeks, AEP has achieved a high of 72.97 and a low of 57.89. Today's price is 19.39 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.28 percent lower than its 52-week high. AEP has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $33.85 billion. AEP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.