AEP - American Electric Power Company, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
79.27
-0.08 (-0.10%)
At close: 4:04PM EST
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Previous Close79.35
Open79.65
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask80.39 x 1200
Day's Range79.02 - 79.83
52 Week Range62.71 - 81.05
Volume2,740,371
Avg. Volume2,600,112
Market Cap39.089B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.24
PE Ratio (TTM)20.30
EPS (TTM)3.90
Earnings DateApr 24, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.68 (3.38%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-07
1y Target Est80.71
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