Investments in transmission and environmental improvements during the next several years should provide for strong earnings growth.
AEP earns regulated returns in many different state jurisdictions, protecting AEP's earnings from the impact of one adverse ruling.
A 4.2% dividend yield as of late October is in line with the sector average. Read more
The company's Ohio generation assets are predominantly coal, putting it at a cost disadvantage in a period of low natural gas prices.
Greenhouse gases are a long-term problem for AEP's coal plants because there currently is no economically feasible technology to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions.
About 30% of AEP's revenue and one fourth of earnings are generated from Ohio, which has one of the most unstable regulatory environments in the country. Read more
Management has done a commendable job representing shareholders' interests by presenting Ohio regulators with a fair solution for the state's transition to a competitive energy market. If AEP ultimately deregulates its Ohio utility, management has pledged Read more
American Electric Power is one of the largest regulated utilities in the U.S., providing generation, transmission, and distribution services to more than 5 million retail Read more
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