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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ameren Corporation, AEE

Ameren Corporation, AEE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, Ameren Corporation, AEE  has a market cap of 12357.66. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1998, Ameren Corporation, AEE performance year to date is 20.93%. Today Ameren Corporation, AEE has gained -1.92%, with a current price of 49.95.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 67.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 63.40%. Return of assets are at 2.70%, with return on investment at 6.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ameren Corporation, AEE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.92. While Total debt/equity is 1.06. With a profit margin of 10.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 85.20%, and operating margin of 22.80%. Ameren Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Ameren Corporation, AEE has seen a EPS growth of -1.00%. A performance for the year of 20.65%. The 52-week high is -6.84%, and the 52-week low is 24.06%. The average volume for Ameren Corporation, AEE is 257554.

With a target price of 50.36, can Ameren Corporation, AEE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ameren Corporation, AEE. Ameren Corporation has a P/E of 19 and a forward P/E of 18.55. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.39. Ameren Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.05 and 1.72 respectively. For P/cash, Ameren Corporation has a value of 686.54, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 49.95, Ameren Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.46%. We see a return on equity of 9.30%.

Looking more long-term Ameren Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -1.00% for this year and for the last five years a 32.50% growth has been seen.

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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