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 analyst gave a price target of 78, implying a possible profit of 12.86 percent. The lowest price target was 61, which equates to a potential downside of -11.74 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.27 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.41 percent in FY estimates.

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.

AEP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 157.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of AEP is 0.31.

In the last 52-weeks, AEP has achieved a high of 72.97 and a low of 57.89. Currently the stock is 19.39 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.28 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.