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Is Ameren Corporation(NYSE: AEE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/02/1998. Ameren Corporation is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for Ameren Corporation, is 1904.08, and so far today it has a volume of 1680100. Performance year to date since the 01/02/1998 is 24.63%.

To help you determine whether Ameren Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.37 and forward P/E is 19.04. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ameren Corporation has a value for PEG of 4.3. P/S ratio is 2.15 and the P/B ratio is 1.87. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 987.94 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Ameren Corporation is trading at, 52.94 (-0.40% today), Ameren Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.21%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 64.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.37, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.76% after growing -1.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.80%, and -7.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 242.6, and the number of shares float is 241.88. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 69.30%. The float short is 2.58%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.28. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.70%, and also a return on investment of 6.20%.

The ability for Ameren Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1 and total debt/equity is 1.11. In terms of margins, Ameren Corporation has a gross margin of 85.90%, with its operating margin at 20.50%, and Ameren Corporation has a profit margin of 10.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.11%, with 45.03% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.66% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.12%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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