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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 50.44 (0.24% today). The market cap for Ameren Corporation is 12427.41, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for Ameren Corporation is 53.21. Currently Ameren Corporation is trading with a P/E of 19.63, and a forward P/E of 18.3. Average volume for Ameren Corporation is 1635.16 and so far today it is 930000.

Performance in the last year for Ameren Corporation has been 29.22%. For EPS growth, Ameren Corporation has seen a growth of -1.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.42%. 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 1.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 50.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.75%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.90%.

Since the IPO date for Ameren Corporation on the 1/2/1998, Ameren Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 18.74%. With Ameren Corporation trading at 50.44, the dividend yield is 3.37%, and the EPS is 2.57.

So could Ameren Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.63. The PEG is 3.78, P/S is 2.07 and the P/B is at 1.77. The P/cash is 955.95, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Ameren Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.95, and total debt/equity at 1.13.

In terms of margins, Ameren Corporation has a gross margin of 85.50%, an operating margin of 21.80% and a profit margin of 10.40%.Payout ratio for Ameren Corporation is 65.50%. Return on assets come to 2.60% with return on investment coming to 6.20%.

Insider ownership for Ameren Corporation, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 70.00%. Outstanding shares are at 246.38. While shares float is 241.88. The float short is currently 2.06%, and short ratio is 3.04.

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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