Analysts See $0.80 EPS for American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP); Lilly Eli & Co (LLY)’s Sentiment Is 0.89

January 13, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, makes, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company has market cap of $91.09 billion. It operates through two divisions, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health Products. It has a 41.4 P/E ratio. The firm offers endocrinology products to treat diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; human growth hormone deficiency and pediatric growth conditions; and testosterone deficiency.

Analysts expect American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) to report $0.80 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 19.40% from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. AEP’s profit would be $393.51 million giving it 21.08 P/E if the $0.80 EPS is correct. After having $1.10 EPS previously, American Electric Power Company, Inc.’s analysts see -27.27% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.85% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $67.46. About 6.65M shares traded or 178.51% up from the average. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has risen 7.63% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.68% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $86.98. About 2.73 million shares traded. Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) has risen 4.70% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.00% the S&P500.

Analysts await Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.08 earnings per share, up 13.68% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.95 per share. LLY’s profit will be $1.13 billion for 20.13 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.05 actual earnings per share reported by Eli Lilly and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.86% EPS growth.

Lilly Endowment Inc holds 100% of its portfolio in Eli Lilly and Company for 123.48 million shares. Private Capital Advisors Inc. owns 388,539 shares or 11.34% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Sector Gamma As has 9.38% invested in the company for 719,546 shares. The California-based Weatherly Asset Management L. P. has invested 7.46% in the stock. Valueworks Llc, a New York-based fund reported 68,125 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Eli Lilly’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Eli Lilly, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. LLY was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 8, 2016. Morgan Stanley upgraded Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) on Friday, December 16 to “Overweight” rating. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of LLY in report on Tuesday, September 27 to “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) on Friday, April 7 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, September 8 by JP Morgan.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $83.39 million activity.

Among 19 analysts covering American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. American Electric Power Company Inc. had 63 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim on Monday, January 9 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley. Jefferies maintained the shares of AEP in report on Friday, July 28 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $67 target in Thursday, October 13 report. Mizuho initiated American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) rating on Tuesday, August 18. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $65 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $77 target in Friday, July 29 report. On Friday, June 17 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, August 10.

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