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Ameren Corporation is an utilities—regulated electric business based in the US. Ameren Corporation shares (AEE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ameren Corporation employs 9,323 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.6 billion.

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  3. Search for Ameren Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AEE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$73.34, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ameren Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ameren Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Ameren Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ameren Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$73.34, which is 14.06% down on its pre-crash value of USD$85.34 and 24.86% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$58.74.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Ameren Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$742.58 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$887.41.

Ameren Corporation share price

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Ameren Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-14.
Latest market closeUSD$73.34
52-week rangeUSD$58.74 - USD$87.655
50-day moving average USD$79.9812
200-day moving average USD$75.4109
Wall St. target priceUSD$85.1
PE ratio 22.3567
Dividend yield USD$1.98 (2.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.419

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Is it a good time to buy Ameren Corporation stock?

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Ameren Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $73.34

1 week (2020-09-09) N/A
1 month (2020-08-16) N/A
3 months (2020-06-19) 5.07%
6 months (2020-03-20) 16.54%
1 year (2019-09-16) N/A
2 years (2018-09-16) N/A
3 years (2017-09-16) N/A
5 years (2015-09-16) N/A

Is Ameren Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ameren Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ameren Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ameren Corporation's P/E ratio

Ameren Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Ameren Corporation shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ameren Corporation's PEG ratio

Ameren Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7085. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ameren Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ameren Corporation's EBITDA

Ameren Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ameren Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Ameren Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.08%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3%
Return on equity TTM 10.47%
Profit margin 15.25%
Book value $33.294
Market capitalisation USD$19.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ameren Corporation shares

There are currently 12.3 million Ameren Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Ameren Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.4% down from 13.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ameren Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Ameren Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ameren Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ameren Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ameren Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Ameren Corporation's SIR currently stands at 10.44. In other words for every 100,000 Ameren Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10440 shares are currently held short.

However Ameren Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ameren Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ameren Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ameren Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ameren Corporation shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.057% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ameren Corporation shares, roughly 57 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Ameren Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Ameren Corporation stock.

Ameren Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ameren Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ameren Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 42.24

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ameren Corporation's overall score of 42.24 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 88th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ameren Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Ameren Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 21.55/100

Ameren Corporation's environmental score of 21.55 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ameren Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ameren Corporation's social score

Social score: 15.73/100

Ameren Corporation's social score of 15.73 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ameren Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ameren Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7.47/100

Ameren Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ameren Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ameren Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ameren Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Ameren Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ameren Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 42.24
Total ESG percentile 88.02
Environmental score 21.55
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 15.73
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 7.47
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Ameren Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 57.31% of net profits

Recently Ameren Corporation has paid out, on average, around 57.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ameren Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ameren Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.98 per share.

Ameren Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Ameren Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ameren Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ameren Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.74 up to $87.655. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ameren Corporation's is 0.2759. This would suggest that Ameren Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ameren Corporation overview

Ameren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission. The company engages in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas distribution and transmission businesses. It primarily generates electricity through coal, nuclear, and natural gas, as well as renewable sources, such as hydroelectric, methane gas, and solar. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As of March 25, 2020, it served approximately 1.2 million electric customers and approximately 132,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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