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American Electric Power: Analyst Recommendations, Price Targets

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Jul. 12 2018, Published 1:23 p.m. ET

American Electric Power

Among the 18 analysts covering American Electric Power (AEP), six have recommended a “hold,” eight have recommended a “buy,” four have recommended a “strong buy,” and none have recommended a “sell.”

According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, American Electric Power stock has a mean target price of $73.91, which compares to its current market price of $70.75. The target price indicates a potential upside of 4% for the next 12 months.

AEP is one of the largest utilities in the country and operates in 11 states. It has paid a cash dividend for more than 400 consecutive quarters.

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Peer price targets

PPL (PPL) stock offers a potential gain of 10% for the next 12 months. Analysts have given it a mean price target of $31.40 against its current market price of $28.47.

Xcel Energy (XEL) stock offers an estimated upside of 4% considering analysts’ mean price target of $48.17. It’s currently trading at $46.39.

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