Jefferies Lifts Numbers on American Electric (AEP)

August 9, 2012 12:02 PM EDT
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Jefferies boosted estimates and its price target on Buy-rated American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) from $46 to $47 after the PUCO issued AEP Ohio's ESP order which provided the utility with a retail stability rider, a distribution investment rider and a fuel adjustment clause. The company will also be subject to a significant excessive earnings test (SEET) threshold of 12%. The commission did not approve the corporate separation plan but is planning to issue a decision in a separate order.

The firm raised FY12, FY13 from $3.05 to $3.15.

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Shares of American Electric Power closed at $42.35 yesterday.

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