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American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 08, 2016

American Electric Power Company, Inc. ( AEP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 08, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased AEP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.66% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of AEP was $62.29, representing a -2.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.63 and a 19.12% increase over the 52 week low of $52.29.

AEP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Southern Company ( SO ). AEP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.62. Zacks Investment Research reports AEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as .76%, compared to an industry average of 2%.

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 Select Sector Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF - DNQ ( VPU )
  • PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio ( PUI )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of 14.07% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of AEP at 5.4%.

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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