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 12, 2014, 142 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $463.50 to $302,316,738.76. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: American Electric Power (AEP) - FREE Research Report Barton Lisa M, who is Executive Vice President at American Electric Power, sold 1,771 shares at $53.11 on May 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,771-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $52.15, down $0.96, or 1.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Electric Power go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 39,777
12-Week # shares sold: 39,777
24-Week # shares sold: 45,750
The average volume for American Electric Power has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Electric Power has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 10.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 3.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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.