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. After-hours trades for Ameren Corporation (AEE) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.22, or -0.26%, to $83.09. The Ameren Corporation has recorded 183,770 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Ameren Missouri Announces Pricing of First Mortgage Bonds due 2053.
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The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Utilities – Regulated Electric industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $83.31 and fluctuated between $84.97 as its day high and $81.04 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ameren Corporation is $22.26B. A total of 2.0 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.38M shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, AEE has seen 12 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 20,352 and the disposition of 55,500 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 15 BUYs and 16 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 35,059 shares during that period but sold 141,647.
In the most recent transaction, Nwamu Chonda J sold 3,660 shares of AEE for 83.40 per share on Mar 09. After the transaction, the EVP, GC & Secretary now owns 36,692 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 02, BAXTER WARNER L sold 49,819 shares at 81.83 per share. AEE shares that Executive Chairman owns now total 207,272.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Lindgren Mark C disposed of 3,130 shares on Mar 02 at a per-share price of $81.19. This resulted in the EVP & Chief HR Officer of Sub holding 45,343 shares of AEE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, LYONS MARTIN J sold 14,179 shares at $81.11 per share on Mar 01. Company shares held by the President & CEO now total 230,643.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Ameren Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.52, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.02%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.13. AEE’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/14/2023 when it declared a $0.63 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/31/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/30/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 12/6/2022. The AEE stock dividend was $0.59 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for AEE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $93.27 with high estimates of $100.00 and low estimates of $89.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AEE has a high of $99.20 and a low of $73.28.
As of this writing, AEE has an earnings estimate of $0.56 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.59 per share and a lower estimate of $0.51. The company reported an EPS of $0.8 in the last quarter, which was -3.60% lower than expectations of $0.83.
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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. Currently, 15 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, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.