American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 06, 2013

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American Electric Power Company, Inc. ( AEP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AEP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that AEP has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of AEP was $45.24, representing a -0.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.48 and a 22.37% increase over the 52 week low of $36.97.

AEP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). AEP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.19. Zacks Investment Research reports AEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -2.58%, compared to an industry average of 6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AEP Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AEP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AEP as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of 4.84% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of AEP at 4.78%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AEP , D , IDU , PUI , RYU , SO , VPU , XLU

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