Media stories about Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ameren Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.8616005266143 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Technical Facts to Know Ameren Corporation (AEE) moves 26.92% away from One Year Low – Voice Of Analysts (analystsbuzz.com)
- Dividend Coverage: This Electric Utility has a Dividend Yield of 2.94%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on September 12, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Ameren Corporation (AEE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 12, 2017 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Ameren Corporation (AEE) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ameren Corporation (AEE) Stock to observe with 2.94% Dividend Yield – Voice Of Analysts (analystsbuzz.com)
Ameren Corporation (NYSE AEE) traded up 0.42% on Friday, reaching $59.81. 2,251,573 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $58.89 and its 200-day moving average is $56.17. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.93 and a beta of 0.37. Ameren Corporation has a 1-year low of $46.84 and a 1-year high of $60.91.
Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.10. Ameren Corporation had a net margin of 11.11% and a return on equity of 9.57%. The business had revenue of $1.54 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Ameren Corporation will post $2.80 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.94%. Ameren Corporation’s payout ratio is 61.54%.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Ameren Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ameren Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ameren Corporation in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Barclays PLC lowered shares of Ameren Corporation from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $60.00 to $58.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered shares of Ameren Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, June 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Ameren Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.20.
Ameren Corporation Company Profile
Ameren Corporation is a utility holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Transmission Company (ATXI). It operates through four segments. The Ameren Missouri segment includes all of the operations of Ameren Missouri. The Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution segment consists of the electric distribution business of Ameren Illinois.
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