News coverage about American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Electric Power earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0202958243854 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Hillsboro energy management company shuts down – Portland Business Journal (bizjournals.com)
- News Review: American Electric Power Co., Inc. (NYSE:AEP), Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) estimated to achieve 206.90% EPS growth for this year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) – P/E under Review – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Have You Holding This Low Risky Stock?: American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
Shares of American Electric Power stock opened at $66.91 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $33,185.77, a P/E ratio of 17.29, a P/E/G ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 0.22. American Electric Power has a 1 year low of $63.32 and a 1 year high of $78.07. The company has a current ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th were paid a $0.62 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 8th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.71%. American Electric Power’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.08%.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on AEP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Electric Power from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of American Electric Power from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $83.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. ValuEngine lowered shares of American Electric Power from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Guggenheim lowered shares of American Electric Power from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price target on shares of American Electric Power in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. American Electric Power has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $74.43.
COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports” was originally published by BBNS and is the sole property of of BBNS. If you are reading this story on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright law. The correct version of this story can be accessed at https://baseballnewssource.com/2018/03/22/american-electric-power-aep-receives-media-sentiment-rating-of-0-21/1927005.html.
American Electric Power Company Profile
American Electric Power Company, Inc (AEP) is a public utility holding company that owns, directly or indirectly, all of the outstanding common stock of its public utility subsidiaries and varying percentages of other subsidiaries. The service areas of the Company’s public utility subsidiaries cover the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Receive News & Ratings for American Electric Power Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for American Electric Power and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.