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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 -$0.30, or -0.37%, to $80.38. The Ameren Corporation has recorded 139,356 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Ameren employees celebrate company culture with Great Place to Work Certification™.

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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 $80.68 and fluctuated between $81.25 as its day high and $80.18 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ameren Corporation is $21.27B. A total of 1.3 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.25M 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 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 2,450 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 35 BUYs and 33 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 316,831 shares during that period but sold 317,683.

In the most recent transaction, MOEHN MICHAEL L sold 3,155 shares of AEE for 79.63 per share on Sep 01. After the transaction, the Sr Executive VP & CFO now owns 161,369 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 13, Diya Fadi M sold 36,940 shares at 82.37 per share. AEE shares that SVP & CNO of Subsidiary owns now total 57,676.

Among the insiders who sold shares, MOEHN MICHAEL L disposed of 3,080 shares on Jun 01 at a per-share price of $81.12. This resulted in the Sr Executive VP & CFO holding 164,179 shares of AEE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Diya Fadi M sold 5,000 shares at $84.41 per share on Mar 13. Company shares held by the SVP & CNO of Subsidiary now total 94,533.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Ameren Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.52, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.12%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.89. AEE’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/12/2023 when it declared a $0.63 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/30/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/13/2023. The AEE stock dividend was $0.63 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 $88.25 with high estimates of $97.00 and low estimates of $80.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AEE has a high of $93.01 and a low of $73.28.

As of this writing, AEE has an earnings estimate of $1.83 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.88 per share and a lower estimate of $1.78. The company reported an EPS of $1 in the last quarter, which was 6.40% higher than expectations of $0.94.

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. AEE’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $8.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $13.61B in debt and $2.83B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $40.73, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $9.83B.

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, 0 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 Buy with a score of 4.33.

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