Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Upped Its American Electric Power (AEP) Holding; Standard and Poors Global (SPGI) Sellers Decreased By 34.85% Their Shorts

April 19, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Standard and Poors Global Inc (NYSE:SPGI) had a decrease of 34.85% in short interest. SPGI’s SI was 4.64M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 34.85% from 7.12M shares previously. With 1.49 million avg volume, 3 days are for Standard and Poors Global Inc (NYSE:SPGI)’s short sellers to cover SPGI’s short positions. The SI to Standard and Poors Global Inc’s float is 1.83%. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $194.67. About 706,873 shares traded. S&P Global Inc. (NYSE:SPGI) has risen 46.26% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.71% the S&P500.

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc increased American Electric Power (AEP) stake by 394.46% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc acquired 11,400 shares as American Electric Power (AEP)’s stock declined 7.09%. The Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc holds 14,290 shares with $1.05M value, up from 2,890 last quarter. American Electric Power now has $33.84 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $68.73. About 2.04M shares traded. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has risen 1.09% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.46% the S&P500.

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc decreased Ishares Russell 1000 Growth (IWF) stake by 3,442 shares to 441,061 valued at $59.40M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Johnson Controls Intl Plc stake by 8,672 shares and now owns 36,714 shares. Wisdomtree Large Cap Dvd (DLN) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 42 investors sold AEP shares while 267 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. 345.12 million shares or 1.09% more from 341.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. South Street Advsrs Llc stated it has 5,720 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board holds 0.22% or 1.62M shares in its portfolio. Eqis Capital Management Incorporated invested in 0.06% or 15,102 shares. Hudock Group Inc Llc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 1,821 shares. Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Company holds 1.02M shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Canandaigua Fincl Bank Communications invested in 3,130 shares or 0.04% of the stock. 78,955 are held by Guardian Cap Advsrs Limited Partnership. Sei Invs accumulated 80,995 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd Company accumulated 434 shares. Independence Tru stated it has 1.53% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Plante Moran Advsrs Limited Liability accumulated 1,533 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Moreover, Gradient Ltd has 0.01% invested in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 27,000 shares. Mastrapasqua Asset Inc owns 9,510 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. 4,815 are held by Rand Wealth Lc.

Among 20 analysts covering American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. American Electric Power Company Inc. had 74 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Mizuho to “Buy” on Wednesday, January 17. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 20. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 22 by Mizuho. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 28 by Barclays Capital. Citigroup initiated the shares of AEP in report on Thursday, October 15 with “Neutral” rating. Jefferies downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 20 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, September 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the shares of AEP in report on Wednesday, August 30 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson.

S&P Global Inc. provides independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $48.54 billion. It operates through three divisions: Ratings, Market and Commodities Intelligence, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. It has a 33.68 P/E ratio. The Ratings segment provides credit ratings, research, and analytics to investors, issuers, and other market participants.

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