American Electric Power (AEP) Received Macquarie Higher Rating; Algert Global Decreased Its Lifetime Brands (LCUT) Holding

Among 20 analysts covering American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. American Electric Power Company Inc. has $83.0 highest and $7 lowest target. $71.39’s average target is 4.13% above currents $68.56 stock price. American Electric Power Company Inc. had 66 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 17 report. The stock of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 28. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 9 by Guggenheim. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 10. The company was initiated on Tuesday, August 18 by Mizuho. RBC Capital Markets maintained American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) on Monday, July 31 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Thursday, October 13 report. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 17 by Mizuho.

Algert Global Llc decreased Lifetime Brands Inc (LCUT) stake by 18.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Algert Global Llc sold 18,265 shares as Lifetime Brands Inc (LCUT)’s stock rose 26.19%. The Algert Global Llc holds 78,708 shares with $1.44 million value, down from 96,973 last quarter. Lifetime Brands Inc now has $261.50 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $17.65. About 988 shares traded. Lifetime Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCUT) has risen 36.80% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.10% the S&P500.

The stock increased 1.18% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $68.56. About 427,860 shares traded. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has risen 7.63% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500.

American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $33.72 billion. The firm generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, solar, wind, and other energy sources. It has a 17.9 P/E ratio. It also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other market participants.

Analysts await American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 19.40% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.67 per share. AEP’s profit will be $393.51 million for 21.43 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual earnings per share reported by American Electric Power Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.27% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 47 investors sold American Electric Power Company, Inc. shares while 241 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 341.39 million shares or 2.05% less from 348.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clifford Swan Counsel Limited Liability Com has invested 0.02% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Glenmede Trust Na holds 150,516 shares. Schroder Management Group Incorporated has invested 0% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Churchill Mngmt Corp stated it has 40,169 shares. Brookfield Asset Mngmt, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1.62M shares. Moors Cabot Inc reported 10,070 shares. Majedie Asset Management Limited owns 245,902 shares or 1.41% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lsv Asset has 0.29% invested in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 2.47 million shares. Piedmont Inv Advsrs Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.16% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Nippon Life Insur Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). 529,065 are held by Haverford Trust. Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Liability Corporation holds 802,578 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Qs Limited holds 0.08% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) or 132,076 shares. 7,613 are owned by Tph Asset Mgmt Limited. Provise Gp Ltd Company owns 0.68% invested in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 67,064 shares.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $481,830 activity. SHIFTAN RONALD sold $75,802 worth of stock. PHILLIPS CRAIG sold $63,968 worth of stock.

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