Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, May 7, 2014, 153 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $776.50 to $183,196,515.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: American Electric Power (AEP) - FREE Research Report Powers Robert P, who is Executive Vice President, COO at American Electric Power, sold 6,059 shares at $52.73 on May 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President, COO owned 2,450 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 71.21% with the 6,059-share transaction. Feinberg David Matthew, who is Executive Vice President at American Electric Power, sold 7,683 shares at $53.28 on May 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7,683-share transaction. Welch Dennis E, who is Exective Vice President at American Electric Power, sold 24,485 shares at $53.23 on May 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exective Vice President owned 1 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 24,485-share transaction. McCullough Mark C, who is Executive Vice President at American Electric Power, sold 2,050 shares at $52.80 on May 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 2,286 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.28% with the 2,050-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $53.27, up $0.47, or 0.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Electric Power go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 5,973
12-Week # shares sold: 5,973
24-Week # shares sold: 5,973
The average volume for American Electric Power has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Electric Power has a market cap of $25.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 14.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate American Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on AEP - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Electric Power as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full American Electric Power Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.