American Electric Power (AEP) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.25

Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC raised its stake in shares of American Electric Power by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. The institutional investor held 312,597 shares of the finance company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $17.20M, down from 323,254 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The business had revenue of $3.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.70 billion. Ajo L P invested in 72,268 shares or 0.01% of the stock. About shares traded. RMG Networks Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:RMGN) has declined 27.40% since September 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.20% the S&P500.

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. Aqr Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested in 6.62M shares or 0.58% of the stock. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $1.16 and is expected to be $3.65 for the current year with 491,840,000 shares outstanding. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.4 on September 15, reaching $176.7.

American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. Westwood Management Corp sold 208,100 shares as the company's stock rose 22.58% with the market. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 3.14 million shares. Zions Bancorporation now owns 1,680 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 21 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Ltd Co holds 20,904 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Da Davidson And holds 0.03% or 18,236 shares. Vanguard reported 0% in Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA). Creative Planning has invested 0% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Fred Alger Mgmt accumulated 56 shares or 0% of the stock. Therefore 33% are positive. A low ratio specifies that the company is possibly undervalued, while a higher than average P/S may suggest overvaluation. August 10 investment analysts at Morgan Stanley left the company rating at "Equal-Weight" and moved up the price target from $71.00 to $73.00. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, September 17 with "Buy". Bank of America upgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Monday, May 2 report. Wood maintained it with "Hold" rating and $55 target in Friday, April 28 report. On Wednesday, May 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Sidoti to "Neutral".

Analysts await Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) to report earnings on November, 1. BABA's profit will be $2.15 billion for 52.59 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period a year ago, the firm earned $0.95 earnings per share. AEP's profit will be $619.80M for 14.46 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality.

WARNING: "KeyCorp Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for American Electric Power Company, Inc".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in Q4 2016. The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.02 on September 14, reaching $1.79. It is negative, as 67 investors sold AEP shares while 269 reduced holdings.

These funds have shifted positions in (AEP). Holderness Invests reported 3,555 shares. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $70.00 price target on shares of American Electric Power in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Federated Incorporated Pa reported 0.72% in American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP). Kcg Hldg Incorporated holds 25,569 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Cetera Advisor Llc owns 0.06% invested in American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) for 18,908 shares. Mckinley Carter Wealth Ser accumulated 0.13% or 3,932 shares. Citigroup stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP). M&T Commercial Bank has invested 0.07% in American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP). Beese Fulmer Inc holds 15,835 shares. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of American Electric Power during the 1st quarter worth about $105,000.

Among 17 analysts covering American Electric Power Company Inc. Wg Shaheen Assoc Dba Whitney Comm owns 42,925 shares. Cullinan Associate reported 7,300 shares. American Electric Power's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 203.45%. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 47% are positive. Pggm reported 0.39% in American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP). The company was downgraded on Monday, January 9 by Guggenheim. On Friday, March 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 2 by Evercore. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, October 15 by Citigroup. BidaskClub raised American Electric Power from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $75,706 activity.

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased Whitewave Foods Co (NYSE:WWAV) stake by 41,400 shares to 102,589 valued at $5.70 million in 2016Q4. It also increased its holding in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 13,205 shares in the quarter, for a total of 31,937 shares, and has risen its stake in Target Corp Com (NYSE:TGT).

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