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How to buy Ameren Corporation (AEE) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Ameren Corporation stocks.

Ameren Corporation is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Ameren Corporation stocks (AEE.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $86.7 – a decrease of 0.1% over the previous week. Ameren Corporation employs 9,183 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.9 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Ameren Corporation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Ameren Corporation's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $87.62, which is 2.60% up on its pre-crash value of $85.34 and 49.17% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $58.74.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Ameren Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $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 $1,060.20.

Ameren Corporation stock price (NYSE:AEE)

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Ameren Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$87.62
52-week range$67.95 - $89.61
50-day moving average $86.35
200-day moving average $84.86
Wall St. target price$92.16
PE ratio 22.958
Dividend yield $2.165 (2.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.84

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Ameren Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $87.62 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -0.10%
1 month (2021-12-17) 1.40%
3 months (2021-10-19) 4.92%
6 months (2021-07-19) 4.33%
1 year (2021-01-19) 20.04%
2 years (2020-01-17) 9.87%
3 years (2019-01-18) 30.31%
5 years (2017-01-19) 69.12%

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 23x. In other words, Ameren Corporation shares trade at around 23x 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 2.8428. 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 $2.6 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 $5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.05%
Gross profit TTM $2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.84%
Return on equity TTM 10.68%
Profit margin 16.59%
Book value $37.60
Market capitalisation $22.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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: 37.12

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ameren Corporation's overall score of 37.12 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 72nd 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: 18.52/100

Ameren Corporation's environmental score of 18.52 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: 11.69/100

Ameren Corporation's social score of 11.69 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: 8.4/100

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.

Ameren Corporation share dividends

58%

Dividend payout ratio: 57.59% of net profits

Recently Ameren Corporation has paid out, on average, around 57.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.5% 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 2.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ameren Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.165 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 31 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 December 2021 (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 $67.9515 up to $89.6132. 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 0.3517. 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, wind, methane gas, and solar. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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