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.

AEP was given price targets by several analysts. The highest 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. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.41 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AEP to grow at a rate of 157.26 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. AEP has a PEG ratio of 0.31.

AEP has a 52-week high of 72.97 and a 52-week low of 57.89. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 19.39 percent, and 5.28 percent below the 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 stock has a market capitalization of $33.85 billion. AEP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.