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Friday, December 2, 2022

Searching For Real Value In Market Debris At Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE)

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Ameren Corporation (AEE) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.78, or -0.85%, to $90.46. Volume reached 44,315 shares, with price reaching a high of $90.46 and a low of $90.46. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Ameren Illinois Announces Pricing of First Mortgage Bonds due 2032.


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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, AEE falls under the Utilities sector while operating within the Utilities – Regulated Electric industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $90.46 and fluctuated between $93.01 as its day high and $90.42 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ameren Corporation is $23.23B. A total of 1.79 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.29M shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, AEE has seen 2 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 8,284 and the disposition of 58,296 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 41 BUYs and 44 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 278,474 shares during that period but sold 324,554.

In the most recent transaction, MOEHN MICHAEL L sold 2,696 shares of AEE for 92.76 per share on Sep 01. After the transaction, the Executive VP & CFO now owns 145,642 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 30, Diya Fadi M sold 7,000 shares at 95.21 per share. AEE shares that SVP & CNO of Subsidiary owns now total 87,011.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Flores Rafael disposed of 1,600 shares on Aug 17 at a per-share price of $96.07. This resulted in the Director holding 14,178 shares of AEE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BAXTER WARNER L sold 54,000 shares at $93.19 per share on Aug 09. Company shares held by the Executive Chairman now total 267,893.

Dividend

Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Ameren Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.36, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.61%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.21. AEE’s most recent ex-dividend date was 09/06/2022 when it declared a $0.59 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/30/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/30/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 06/07/2022. The dividend was $0.59 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for AEE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $99.77 with high estimates of $111.00 and low estimates of $91.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AEE has a high of $99.20 and a low of $80.27.

As of this writing, AEE has an earnings estimate of $1.69 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.73 per share and a lower estimate of $1.65. The company reported an EPS of $0.8 in the last quarter, which was -1.23% lower than expectations of $0.81.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 16 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for AEE is Underweight with a score of 4.00. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 7 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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