How to buy Ameren Corporation shares

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Ameren Corporation (AEE) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Ameren Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 9,323 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Ameren Corporation

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AEE in this case.
  5. Research Ameren Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Ameren Corporation shares. It's that simple.
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Ameren Corporation share price

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Ameren Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$57.6083 - $86.3277
50-day moving average $76.1127
200-day moving average $78.9292
Wall St. target price$86.44
PE ratio 21.2913
Dividend yield $2.06 (2.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.423
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£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
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Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
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Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
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Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Ameren Corporation stock?

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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 21x. In other words, Ameren Corporation shares trade at around 21x 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.

However, Ameren Corporation's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the utilities-regulated electric industry or those of similar companies.

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 2.5655. 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.

However, it's sensible to consider Ameren Corporation's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Ameren Corporation's EBITDA

Ameren Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $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.

To put Ameren Corporation's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Ameren Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $5.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.89%
Gross profit TTM $2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.91%
Return on equity TTM 10.17%
Profit margin 15.37%
Book value $34.341
Market capitalisation $18 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Ameren Corporation shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AEE.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 5.6 million Ameren Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Ameren Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 27.6% up from 4.4 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 1.3 million). Ameren Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.22. In other words for every 100,000 Ameren Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4220 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Ameren Corporation's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ameren Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0261% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ameren Corporation shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet 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: 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Ameren Corporation's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

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. A high-profile company, 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.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ameren Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 37.12
Total ESG percentile 72.38
Environmental score 18.52
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 11.69
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 8.4
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Ameren Corporation share dividends

58%

Dividend payout ratio: 58.48% of net profits

Recently Ameren Corporation has paid out, on average, around 58.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.83% 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 2.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ameren Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.06 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 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ameren Corporation's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Ameren Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ameren Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $57.6083 up to $86.3277. 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 0.2059. This would suggest that Ameren Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Ameren Corporation's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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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 September 28, 2020, it served approximately 2.4 million electric customers and approximately 900,000 natural gas customers. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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