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.

Several price targets were given for AEP by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 78, which equates to a potential upside of 12.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 61, implying potential capital losses of -11.74 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -8.84 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

AEP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 157.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.