American Electric Power Provides Stability And Growth

About: American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP)
by: Laura Starks
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Laura Starks
Long only, energy, oil & gas, commodities

American Electric Power is near the top of its 52-week range and above its one-year target but offers a 3.3% dividend yield and projects an 8-10% annual return overall.

Of particular value to some investors in constructing their portfolios, American Electric Power has a slightly negative beta.

This $40 billion market cap holding company serves several electricity markets in eleven states with its seven regulated utilities and has a total rate base of $38 billion.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) comprises several good mixes of geographical service areas, generation fuels, and segment results. The prices of the fuels for which it has most capacity - coal and