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Ameren (AEE) Competitors

$72.06
-0.22 (-0.30%)
(As of 04/11/2024 ET)

AEE vs. CMS, WEC, NI, ED, PEG, NOVA, PCG, LNT, EVRG, and XEL

Should you be buying Ameren stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Ameren include CMS Energy (CMS), WEC Energy Group (WEC), NiSource (NI), Consolidated Edison (ED), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), Sunnova Energy International (NOVA), PG&E (PCG), Alliant Energy (LNT), Evergy (EVRG), and Xcel Energy (XEL). These companies are all part of the "electric & other services combined" industry.

Ameren vs.

Ameren (NYSE:AEE) and CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, media sentiment, risk, valuation, dividends, community ranking, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

In the previous week, CMS Energy had 8 more articles in the media than Ameren. MarketBeat recorded 19 mentions for CMS Energy and 11 mentions for Ameren. CMS Energy's average media sentiment score of 0.68 beat Ameren's score of 0.52 indicating that CMS Energy is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Ameren
2 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
CMS Energy
10 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Ameren pays an annual dividend of $2.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. CMS Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Ameren pays out 61.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CMS Energy pays out 68.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Ameren is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

CMS Energy received 195 more outperform votes than Ameren when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 62.54% of users gave CMS Energy an outperform vote while only 51.41% of users gave Ameren an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
AmerenOutperform Votes
346
51.41%
Underperform Votes
327
48.59%
CMS EnergyOutperform Votes
541
62.54%
Underperform Votes
324
37.46%

Ameren has a net margin of 15.36% compared to CMS Energy's net margin of 11.89%. CMS Energy's return on equity of 12.09% beat Ameren's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ameren15.36% 10.42% 2.93%
CMS Energy 11.89%12.09%2.83%

79.1% of Ameren shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.6% of CMS Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Ameren shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of CMS Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Ameren has higher revenue and earnings than CMS Energy. Ameren is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CMS Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ameren$7.50B2.56$1.15B$4.3716.49
CMS Energy$7.46B2.32$887M$3.0119.23

Ameren has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CMS Energy has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Ameren presently has a consensus price target of $79.50, suggesting a potential upside of 10.32%. CMS Energy has a consensus price target of $62.64, suggesting a potential upside of 8.22%. Given Ameren's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Ameren is more favorable than CMS Energy.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ameren
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.10
CMS Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.64

Summary

Ameren and CMS Energy tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AEE and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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AEE vs. The Competition

MetricAmerenElectric & other services combined IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$19.20B$16.36B$12.51B$17.47B
Dividend Yield3.65%3.95%4.22%3.47%
P/E Ratio16.4914.3276.2725.58
Price / Sales2.561.8224.1310.92
Price / Cash7.237.5418.0817.89
Price / Book1.651.591.835.17
Net Income$1.15B$865.93M$576.17M$971.52M
7 Day Performance-1.14%-3.65%0.05%-0.70%
1 Month Performance-2.16%4.08%-0.05%0.34%
1 Year Performance-20.08%-15.57%-3.88%116.18%

Ameren Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CMS
CMS Energy
3.9464 of 5 stars
$60.19
+0.4%
$62.09
+3.2%
-6.2%$17.97B$7.46B20.008,356
WEC
WEC Energy Group
4.5821 of 5 stars
$81.89
+0.4%
$86.17
+5.2%
-19.4%$25.83B$8.89B19.417,000Analyst Report
Positive News
NI
NiSource
4.3659 of 5 stars
$27.50
+0.1%
$29.00
+5.5%
-4.8%$12.31B$5.51B18.717,411Positive News
ED
Consolidated Edison
4.4892 of 5 stars
$90.59
+0.3%
$87.96
-2.9%
-10.7%$31.30B$14.66B12.6214,592Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
PEG
Public Service Enterprise Group
4.8103 of 5 stars
$66.42
-0.3%
$66.38
-0.1%
+4.4%$33.12B$11.24B12.9512,543
NOVA
Sunnova Energy International
4.2436 of 5 stars
$5.07
-10.6%
$19.89
+292.3%
-72.2%$702.18M$720.65M-1.452,047Analyst Report
PCG
PG&E
2.919 of 5 stars
$16.69
+0.8%
$18.72
+12.2%
-2.1%$43.58B$24.43B15.9028,010Analyst Report
LNT
Alliant Energy
4.7344 of 5 stars
$49.97
+0.6%
$54.06
+8.2%
-12.0%$12.80B$4.03B17.973,281Analyst Report
News Coverage
EVRG
Evergy
2.6628 of 5 stars
$53.01
+0.5%
$57.00
+7.5%
-17.8%$12.18B$5.51B16.674,658
XEL
Xcel Energy
4.3484 of 5 stars
$54.08
+1.5%
$63.08
+16.6%
-24.7%$30.02B$14.21B16.8511,311Analyst Upgrade

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