American Electric Power Company, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 06, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on March
10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AEP stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 6.38% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of AEP was $48.5,
representing a -6% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.60 and a
15.95% increase over the 52 week low of $41.83.
AEP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. (
) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (
). AEP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.04. Zacks Investment Research reports AEP's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 3.23%, compared to an
industry average of -2.8%.
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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 (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund (
- Vanguard Utilities ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an increase of
4.63% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting
of AEP at 4.72%.