Trader-Turned-Informant Takes Big Stake In American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP)

Barton Lisa M, Executive Vice President, subtracted 1,752 shares of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) from its portfolio at the rate of $89.41 per share valuing $156,644 on Jun 05. The insider left behind 33,760 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) was $89.59. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $90.00, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $90.41. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $89.05 and a 2nd Support Level at $88.50. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) stock has lost -$0.41, or -0.46%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $3.25, or 3.76%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $6.41, or 7.71%. This year-to-date, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) shares have gained $14.85, or 19.87%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 493,246 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $44,091,260K. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) generates $16,196 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,924 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 41.18%, a 3-Year Total Return of 33.30%, and a 5-year Total Return of 64.45%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 29.74%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.670 per share on 05/09/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 3.03%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 2.68.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) reported earnings of $1.19 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.11 per share, representing a 0.08 difference and 6.75% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.72 represented a 0.01 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.71 per share, which was a 1.91% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.00 per share. This estimate came from a total of 4 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.09 and the low estimate was $0.86. In the year-ago quarter, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) generated per-share earnings of $1.01. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -0.99% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 11 purchases (26,025 shares in total) and 50 sale (71,592 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 11 insider buys amounting to 26,025 shares and 51 insider sales amounting to 72,247 shares. In the past full year, 11 insider purchases were made (involving 26,025 shares) and 55 insider sell-offs equivalent to 75,155 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) has a Current Ratio of 0.48, a Quick Ratio of 0.37 and a Cash Ratio of 0.09. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 134.25, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 57.31, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 35.70. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 114.99 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 49.09.