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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE)?

The company in question is, Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) currently with a stock price of 51.29 (0.57% today). The market cap for Ameren Corporation is 12453.18, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for Ameren Corporation is 52.64. Currently Ameren Corporation is trading with a P/E of 21.55, and a forward P/E of 18.39. Average volume for Ameren Corporation is 1817.27 and so far today it is 453941.

Performance in the last year for Ameren Corporation has been 27.08%. For EPS growth, Ameren Corporation has seen a growth of -1.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.65%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 32.50% over the last five years and could be 5.20% for the next five years. Ameren Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -2.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.53%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.91%.

Since the IPO date for Ameren Corporation on the 1/2/1998, Ameren Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 20.06%. With Ameren Corporation trading at 51.29, the dividend yield is 3.33%, and the EPS is 2.37.

So could Ameren Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.55. The PEG is 4.14, P/S is 2.08 and the P/B is at 1.8. The P/cash is 957.94, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Ameren Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 1, and total debt/equity at 1.11.

In terms of margins, Ameren Corporation has a gross margin of 85.90%, an operating margin of 20.50% and a profit margin of 10.50%.Payout ratio for Ameren Corporation is 64.60%. Return on assets come to 2.70% with return on investment coming to 6.20%.

Insider ownership for Ameren Corporation, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 71.00%. Outstanding shares are at 244.18. While shares float is 241.88. The float short is currently 2.21%, and short ratio is 2.94.

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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