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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 1/2/1998. Ameren Corporation is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for Ameren Corporation, is 1486.7, and so far today it has a volume of 1565400. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1998 is 15.47%.

To help you determine whether Ameren Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.93 and forward P/E is 17.69. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ameren Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.64. P/S ratio is 1.98 and the P/B ratio is 1.7. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 915.4 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Ameren Corporation is trading at, 48.63 (-1.12% today), Ameren Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.50%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 65.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.57, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.06% after growing -1.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 50.00%, and 1.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 244.71, and the number of shares float is 241.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 68.70%. The float short is 2.34%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.8. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.60%, and also a return on investment of 6.20%.

The ability for Ameren Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.95 and total debt/equity is 1.13. In terms of margins, Ameren Corporation has a gross margin of 85.50%, with its operating margin at 21.80%, and Ameren Corporation has a profit margin of 10.40%.

The 52 week high is -9.30%, with 21.59% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.24% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.70%.

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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