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American Electric Power (aep) Stock Research

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Company Description: American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to retail customers. It generates electricity using coal and lignite, natural gas, nuclear energy, and hydroelectric energy. The company also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, municipalities, and other market participants. As of December 31, 2011, it owned and leased approximately 37,000 megawatts of domestic generation capacity. In addition, the company transports coal and dry bulk commodities primarily on the Ohio, Illinois, and lower Mississippi rivers. It owns and leases approximately 2,600 barges, 45 towboats, and 25 harbor boats. The company operates primarily in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. American Electric Power Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Update

Market Research Update

Utility Industry Research & Analysis: The utility industry includes companies whose sales come from the administration of public services such as water and power. Utility Trading Strategy: The utility industry tends to be less sensitive to economic cycles, because public services are essential to industrial and residential consumers. Look to buy undervalued utility investments when stock prices are low and sell overvalued utility investments during any part of the business cycle when stock prices are high. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

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Strategy Analysis Update

American Electric Power's business strategy is to keep things simple. Clearly-defined strategies lower business risks by staying within their areas of expertise. American Electric Power possesses significant barriers to entry that slows competitive threats and increases profits.

Strategy: American Electric Power's strategy focus on winning more market share of price-sensitive customers by having the lowest priced products and services. (read more). Competitive Advantages:

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