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Ameren (AEE) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$73.85
+1.34 (+1.85%)
(As of 11:27 AM ET)
Today's Range
$72.66
$73.87
50-Day Range
$68.27
$73.98
52-Week Range
$67.03
$91.18
Volume
257,456 shs
Average Volume
1.76 million shs
Market Capitalization
$19.68 billion
P/E Ratio
16.90
Dividend Yield
3.63%
Price Target
$79.40

Ameren MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.10 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.5% Upside
$79.40 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.62% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-7.70
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.55mentions of Ameren in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$629,230 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.32%
From $4.59 to $4.88 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.78 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

26th out of 90 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

8th out of 18 stocks

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About Ameren Stock (NYSE:AEE)

Ameren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission. It engages in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas distribution business. In addition, the company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, and natural gas, as well as renewable sources, such as hydroelectric, wind, methane gas, and solar. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri.

AEE Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/23/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/12/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Today
4/19/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
5/02/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Utilities
Industry
Utilities - Regulated Electric
Sub-Industry
Multi-Utilities
CUSIP
02360810
Employees
9,372
Year Founded
1997

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$79.40
High Stock Price Target
$94.00
Low Stock Price Target
$72.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.5%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.10
Research Coverage
10 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.15 billion
Pretax Margin
17.87%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.50 billion
Cash Flow
$10.46 per share
Book Value
$43.65 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
265,392,000
Market Cap
$19.32 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.44

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Should I Buy Ameren Stock? AEE Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Ameren Co.:

  • Ameren Co. has shown consistent growth in its rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities, providing a stable revenue stream.
  • The company's diversified energy sources, including renewable sources like hydroelectric, wind, and solar, position it well for the transition to cleaner energy solutions.
  • Ameren Co.'s strong presence in serving residential, commercial, and industrial customers indicates a broad customer base that can support long-term growth.
  • Recent financial reports indicate a healthy balance sheet and cash flow, enhancing investor confidence in the company's financial stability.
  • With a current stock price that reflects the company's growth potential and market position, investors may find Ameren Co. to be attractively valued for investment.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Ameren Co. for these reasons:

  • Regulatory changes in the energy sector could impact Ameren Co.'s operations and profitability, leading to uncertainties in future earnings.
  • Dependency on traditional energy sources like coal and natural gas exposes the company to risks associated with fluctuating commodity prices and environmental regulations.
  • Competitive pressures in the utility industry may limit Ameren Co.'s ability to maintain pricing power and margins in the long run.
  • Market volatility and economic downturns could affect demand for electricity and natural gas services, impacting Ameren Co.'s revenue and earnings growth.
  • Investors should consider the potential impact of interest rate changes on the company's borrowing costs and overall financial performance.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Ameren pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

AEE Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Ameren stock right now?

10 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ameren in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" AEE shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AEE, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Ameren's stock price target for 2024?

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Ameren's stock. Their AEE share price targets range from $72.00 to $94.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $79.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have AEE shares performed in 2024?

Ameren's stock was trading at $72.34 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AEE shares have increased by 0.2% and is now trading at $72.51.
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Are investors shorting Ameren?

Ameren saw a drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 4,320,000 shares, a drop of 9.1% from the March 15th total of 4,750,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,840,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days.
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When is Ameren's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2024.
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How can I listen to Ameren's earnings call?

Ameren will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, May 3rd at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Ameren's earnings last quarter?

Ameren Co. (NYSE:AEE) announced its earnings results on Friday, February, 23rd. The utilities provider reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.01. The utilities provider earned $1.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.03 billion. Ameren had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.42% and a net margin of 15.36%. Ameren's revenue was down 20.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.63 earnings per share.
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How often does Ameren pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ameren?

Ameren declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 9th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.67 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $2.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 12th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.63.
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Is Ameren a good dividend stock?

Ameren (NYSE:AEE) pays an annual dividend of $2.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.73%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 61.33%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AEE will have a dividend payout ratio of 54.92% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Ameren issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ameren issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 22nd. The company provided EPS guidance of 4.520-4.720 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 4.570. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Warner L. Baxter's approval rating as Ameren's CEO?

114 employees have rated Ameren Chief Executive Officer Warner L. Baxter on Glassdoor.com. Warner L. Baxter has an approval rating of 97% among the company's employees. This puts Warner L. Baxter in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Ameren own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ameren investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), AT&T (T), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Pfizer (PFE), Verizon Communications (VZ), Altria Group (MO), Cisco Systems (CSCO), PepsiCo (PEP) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI).

Who are Ameren's major shareholders?

Ameren's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.26%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.13%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.07%), Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.03%), Ausbil Investment Management Ltd (0.03%) and Czech National Bank (0.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Chonda J Nwamu, Fadi M Diya, Fadi M Diya, Mark C Birk, Mark C Lindgren, Martin J Lyons, Michael L Moehn, Rafael Flores, Richard J Mark, Shawn E Schukar and Warner L Baxter.
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How do I buy shares of Ameren?

Shares of AEE stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Ameren have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Ameren: ATX East LLC, ATX Southwest LLC, Ameren Accelerator Investments LLC, Ameren Development Company, Ameren EIP Investment LLC, Ameren Illinois Company, Ameren Services Company, Ameren Transmission Company LLC, Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois, AmerenEnergy Medina Valley Cogen L.L.C., Central Illinois Light Company, Fuelco LLC, Illinois Power, Lucky Corridor LLC, Missouri Central Railroad Company, Mora Line LLC, QST Enterprises Inc., STARS Alliance LLC, and Union Electric Company (d/b/a Ameren Missouri).
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This page (NYSE:AEE) was last updated on 4/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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