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American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 06, 2015

American Electric Power Company, Inc. ( AEP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 06, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.53 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2015. Shareholders who purchased AEP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of AEP was $62.22, representing a -4.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.38 and a 31.74% increase over the 52 week low of $47.23.

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 $3.35. Zacks Investment Research reports AEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 2.73%, compared to an industry average of -4%.

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:

  • SPDR Utilities Select Sector Fund ( XLU )
  • iShares Dow Jones US Utilities Sector Index Fund ( IDU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLU with an increase of 11.83% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AEP at 4.99%.

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


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

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