There’s No Need To Panic Or Freeze When It Comes To Ameren Corp. (NYSE: AEE)

After Hours

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. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Ameren Missouri aims to save customers money through multiyear plan.

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Stocks Info

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 $70.70 and fluctuated between $70.86 as its day high and $68.83 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ameren Corp. is $18.59B. A total of 2.21 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.07M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, AEE has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 3,244 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 24 BUYs and 30 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 345,602 shares during that period but sold 262,097.

In the most recent transaction, Flores Rafael sold 1,500 shares of AEE for 77.65 per share on Nov 29. After the transaction, the Director now owns 13,007 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 15, MOEHN MICHAEL L sold 3,244 shares at 77.28 per share. AEE shares that Sr Executive VP & CFO owns now total 198,937.

Among the insiders who sold shares, MOEHN MICHAEL L disposed of 3,155 shares on Sep 01 at a per-share price of $79.63. This resulted in the Sr Executive VP & CFO holding 161,369 shares of AEE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Diya Fadi M sold 36,940 shares at $82.37 per share on Jun 13. Company shares held by the SVP & CNO of Subsidiary now total 57,676.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Ameren Corp. pays an annual dividend of $2.52, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.56%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.06. AEE’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/12/2023 when it declared a $0.63 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/12/2023. The AEE stock dividend was $0.63 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 $76.55 with high estimates of $84.00 and low estimates of $71.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AEE has a high of $91.18 and a low of $67.70.

As of this writing, AEE has an earnings estimate of $0.61 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 11 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.63 per share and a lower estimate of $0.58. The company reported an EPS of $0.9 in the last quarter, which was 12.50% higher than expectations of $0.8.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. 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 $42.00, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $9.83B.

Analysts Opinion

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, 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 3.50.

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