Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) finished Friday with an addition of $0.79 to close at $85.28, an upside of 0.94 percent. An average of 697,820 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $2.10 in the past week, and it reached a new high 13 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 928,025 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,011,694.
AEE stock has increased by 2.36% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $80.27 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 08/19/21, shares of the company touched a low of $69.79 and a high of $90.77 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 23 times so far this year and achieved 9.25% or $7.22 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -6.05% from the 52-week high.
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65 days have passed since Ameren Corporation (AEE) last reported insider trading activity. MOEHN MICHAEL L, who is Executive VP & CFO, most recently acquired $10,000 shares at $89.89 per share on Aug 19. In this transaction, the insider spent $898,900. SVP & CNO of Subsidiary, Diya Fadi M, disposed of 8,000 shares at a price of $83.91 on May 27. The insider now owns more than $671,280 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chmn & President of Subsidiary MARK RICHARD J went on to Sale 6,000 shares at $81.17 each on Mar 31. An amount of $487,020 was transacted.
Ameren Corporation (AEE) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.37, which compares with the 17.20 for the broader industry and 23.78 for the sector. In the last five years, Ameren Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 27.44 and 17.82. The stock’s beta is 0.32. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.69, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.34, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 23.96.
Ameren Corporation pays a $2.20 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 2.58%. The company has a payout ratio of 44.00%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.55 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 8 consecutive years with the latest decrease dividend $0.10 reported on Friday May 7 2021.Dividends have grown by 12.52% each year over the last three years.
The quick ratio of Ameren Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 0.70, and the current ratio was 1.00, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.34 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.38 for the quarter ending June 29. Ameren Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 42.16%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 21.80%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.3 billion compared to revenue of $5.79 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Ameren Corporation’s return on assets was 2.90%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 9.87 over the past year.
For the three-month period that ended June 29, Ameren Corporation had $11.08 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $118.0 million in the quarter, while revenues were shrunk -208.47%. The analyst consensus anticipated Ameren Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.78 per share, but it turned out to be $0.8, a 2.60% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $613.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $257.15 million.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Ameren Corporation (AEE) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 66.16%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 11.60%.
As of today, AEE’s price is $84.06 +2.52% or $2.10 from its 5-day moving average. AEE is currently trading +2.05% higher than its 20-day SMA and +0.07% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -3.00% below the SMA50 and +14.87% above the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 93.33% and 86.29%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.16. With the 14-day stochastic at 95.53% and the average true range at 1.22, the RSI (14) stands at 58.87%. The stock has reached 1.20 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.68.
Goldman downgraded Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Buy. The consensus rating for Ameren Corporation (AEE) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell AEE, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 8 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is AEE’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $83.00 and $96.00, with a median target of $90.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Ameren Corporation (AEE) stock is $89.92.