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

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American Electric Power Company, Inc. ( AEP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AEP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.04% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $47.19, the dividend yield is 4.24%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AEP was $47.19, representing a -8.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.60 and a 16.35% increase over the 52 week low of $40.56.

AEP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). AEP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.38. Zacks Investment Research reports AEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.21%, compared to an industry average of .1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AEP Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF ( CHEP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VPU with an increase of 3.43% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of AEP at 4.68%.



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 , CHEP , D , IDU , NEE , RYU , VPU , XLU

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