Credit Suisse lifts American Electric Power Company Inc. [AEP] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

American Electric Power Company Inc. [NASDAQ: AEP] price plunged by -0.73 percent to reach at -$0.76. The company report on August 18, 2022 that AEP NAMED TOP 100 ON JUST CAPITAL’S 2022 WORKFORCE EQUITY AND MOBILITY LIST.

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American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) was named to JUST Capital’s 2022 Top 100 U.S. Companies For Workforce Equity and Mobility list, which recognizes companies that set the bar in advancing racial equity and workforce opportunity and mobility.

JUST Capital, in partnership with the Anne E. Casey Foundation, created the list by evaluating Russell 1000 companies on key areas including the opportunity for job advancement, career development programs, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, fair pay and overall worker benefits.

A sum of 2923122 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 2.62M shares. American Electric Power Company Inc. shares reached a high of $105.12 and dropped to a low of $103.49 until finishing in the latest session at $103.98.

The one-year AEP stock forecast points to a potential upside of 3.62. The average equity rating for AEP stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on American Electric Power Company Inc. [AEP]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AEP shares is $107.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AEP stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for American Electric Power Company Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 26, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 14, 2022, representing the official price target for American Electric Power Company Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $93 to $101, while Wells Fargo kept a Overweight rating on AEP stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for American Electric Power Company Inc. is set at 1.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for AEP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.02. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.21, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.47. Price to Free Cash Flow for AEP in the course of the last twelve months was 13.19 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

AEP Stock Performance Analysis:

American Electric Power Company Inc. [AEP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.77. With this latest performance, AEP shares gained by 3.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 9.44% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 14.67% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AEP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.43, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.13 for American Electric Power Company Inc. [AEP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 98.98, while it was recorded at 102.75 for the last single week of trading, and 94.75 for the last 200 days.

Insight into American Electric Power Company Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and American Electric Power Company Inc. [AEP] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.63 and a Gross Margin at +28.09. American Electric Power Company Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.97.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.58, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.84.

American Electric Power Company Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AEP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for American Electric Power Company Inc. go to 6.35%.

American Electric Power Company Inc. [AEP] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $40,052 million, or 75.60% of AEP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AEP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 46,828,465, which is approximately 3.198% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 42,350,808 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.4 billion in AEP stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $3.03 billion in AEP stock with ownership of nearly 4.78% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in American Electric Power Company Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 650 institutional holders increased their position in American Electric Power Company Inc. [NASDAQ:AEP] by around 26,705,137 shares. Additionally, 542 investors decreased positions by around 20,457,863 shares, while 293 investors held positions by with 338,030,693 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 385,193,693 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AEP stock had 111 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,270,158 shares, while 104 institutional investors sold positions of 1,334,082 shares during the same period.


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