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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 1487.09, and so far today it has a volume of 1467900. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1998 is 18.37%.

To help you determine whether Ameren Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.4 and forward P/E is 18.08. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ameren Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.73. P/S ratio is 2.01 and the P/B ratio is 1.75. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 930.28 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Ameren Corporation is trading at, 49.85 (-0.34% today), Ameren Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.41%, 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 8.24% 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 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 70.00%. The float short is 2.30%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.75. 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 -7.03%, with 35.46% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.81%.

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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