Published On: Tue, Jan 28th, 2014

Stock in Consideration – American Electric Power Company (NYSE:AEP), DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV), KKR & Co. (NYSE:KKR)

Shares of American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) [Trend Analysis] after opening at $46.81 reached its day high price of $47.39 and then closed at $47.18 as shares rose by 0.88% in last trading session. The firm released its fourth quarter earnings results that surged, as growth in most of its usefulness operations as well as benefits from rate verdicts offset customers losses following divesting its Ohio business.

AVERAGE ANTICIPATES: For fourth quarter of 2013, the consensus average estimate of street for the revenue is 3.55 billion, while 6 experts predict 3.90 billion revenue for the first quarter of 2014. The firm sales growth (year/est) is calculated -1.60% in Current Qtr. (Dec 13) and for first quarter 2014 is predicted 1.80%.

DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) [Trend Analysis] slumped -0.06% in last session as it has a market cap of $36.44 billion. CEO Mike White declares the Weather Channel is value only “one quarter of the price” the channel desires the satellite operator to pay, emphasizing how far apart the firms are in the fee argument that has backed the channel out on the satellite service for 10 days.

In last month recommendation trend, 8 analysts that rate its stock at “buy,” 15 analyst’s rate it a “hold” security. While the mean recommendation of this week is 2.4, {(Strong Buy) 1.0 – 5.0 (Sell)} as compare to last week recommendation of 2.5, which denotes -0.1 change in recommendations.

KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) [Trend Analysis] performed not well, shares loss at -2.28% on volume of 3.81 million shares. The stock settled at $24.00 after floating in a range of $23.61 – $24.80. The firm together with Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.’s management, decided to purchase a majority stake in Sedgwick for around $2.4B from its current investors, which include Hellman & Friedman LLC and Stone Point Capital LLC.

INSIDE FACTS: As firm has the market capitalization of $6.92 billion, enterprise value of $8.16 billion. The company has the price over sales value of $0.93 whereas its price over book value of $2.81 for the most recent quarter. KKR has the total of cash of $1.21 billion as compares to total debt of $2.30 billion for the most recent quarter with the current ratio of 1.31 for the most recent quarter.


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