American Electric Power Company, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (
). 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
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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 (
- Vanguard Utilities ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Utilities (
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%.