AEP stock: buy or sell?

AEP stock price: $104.36 0.58% At close on February 18th, 2020

Updated on:
February 18th, 2020

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American Electric Power shares peaked new all time highs back again today, marking to $104.63. Shares closed at $104.36 and grew 0.58%. With Tuesday, it's been 3 climbing sessions in a row, adding $2.57 or 2.51%.

American Electric Power Company, Inc., an electric public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers in the United States.

Should I buy AEP stock?

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These 2 buy setups match with American Electric Power stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is American Electric Power stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for AEP stock for the last month.

AEP stock analysis

Daily outlook

After topping to all time highs today, American Electric Power grew 0.58% to $104.36.

After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, American Electric Power grew 0.58% to $104.36. AEP shows a sign of strength in the short-term after finally breaking out above $104.25 on Feb/4 and marking a new rising bottom. On December AEP price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

AEP stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of American Electric Power ended this week at $104.36 after topping to a new all time high ($104.63) and appreciated a slightly good 0.58%.

American Electric Power stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, AEP might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . By mid November 2019 AEP price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

AEP stock chart (weekly)

AEP stock price history

AEP stock historical price chart

AEP stock reached all-time highs today with a price of $104.63.

AEP stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' AEP stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for American Electric Power stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last April, when American Electric Power published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
AEP earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.76n/a
2017-Q32017-10-261.161.1-5.2%
2017-Q42018-01-250.790.857.6%
2018-Q12018-04-260.990.96-3.0%
2018-Q22018-07-250.881.0114.8%
2018-Q32018-10-251.231.251.6%
2018-Q42019-01-240.720.720.0%
2019-Q12019-04-241.04n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a fine gain of 5.00% to $16,195.70 M dollars. In contrast, its income margin (compared to sales) stayed stable to 11.88%, that is $1,923.80 million.

American Electric Power presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, American Electric Power TTM sales up to March 2019 were $16,204.20 and earnings $2,042.20 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review American Electric Power business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed stable a tight 0.05%. Similarly, profit margin (net income/sales) remained constant at 11.88%.

AEP annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$15,290 M-$1,480 M9.7%-
2014$17,020 M11.31%$1,634 M9.6%10.41%
2015$16,453 M-3.33%$2,047 M12.4%25.28%
2016$16,380 M-0.44%$611 M3.7%-70.16%
2017$15,425 M-5.83%$1,913 M12.4%213.08%
2018$16,196 M5.00%$1,924 M11.9%0.59%
TTM $16,204 M0.05%$2,042 M12.6%6.15%

Quarterly financial results

American Electric Power posted $4,056.80 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 6.73% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $572.80 million with a profit margin of 14.12%. Profit margin raised a 4.56% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 9.56%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, American Electric Power sales marked a neutral movement and remained constant a 0.21%.
AEP quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$3,570 M-$375 M10.5%-
2017-Q3$4,090 M14.57%$545 M13.3%45.25%
2017-Q4$3,810 M-6.84%$401 M10.5%-26.44%
2018-Q1$4,048 M6.24%$454 M11.2%13.40%
2018-Q2$4,013 M-0.87%$528 M13.2%16.29%
2018-Q3$4,333 M7.97%$578 M13.3%9.31%
2018-Q4$3,801 M-12.28%$363 M9.6%-37.08%
2019-Q1$4,057 M6.73%$573 M14.1%57.62%

American Electric Power ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For American Electric Power, 0.01% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of American Electric Power stock, 77.94% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for AEP stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to American Electric Power:

AEP
Market cap$51.5 B
Total shares494.0 M
Float shares493.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)77.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AEP summary

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Open$104.08
Close$104.36
Day range$103.87 - $104.63
Previous close$103.76
Session gain0.58%
Average true range$1.10
50d mov avg$96.68
100d mov avg$93.92
200d mov avg$90.78
Daily patternlb02c
Weekly pattern lt06a

American Electric Power performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared American Electric Power against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
AEPAmerican Electric...14.79%18.20%31.60%

American Electric Power competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as American Electric Power competitor. This doesn't mean American Electric Power does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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