Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.63% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of more than -2.10%. Over the last 12 months, AEE stock dropped by 15.86%. The one-year AEE stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.05, with the average price target set at $80.89 per share. The average equity rating for AEE stock is currently 2.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for AEE stock reached $19.22 billion, with 250.07 million shares outstanding and 250.07 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.73M shares, AEE reached a trading volume of 1138334 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
<h3>Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Ameren Corporation (AEE):</h3>
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AEE shares is $80.56 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AEE stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
BofA/Merrill have made an estimate for Ameren Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 17, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on July 25, 2019, representing the official price target for Ameren Corporation stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Ameren Corporation is set at 1.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for AEE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.42, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.02. Price to Free Cash Flow for AEE in the course of the last twelve months was 11.26 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.
<h3>Trading performance analysis for AEE stock</h3>
Ameren Corporation (AEE) fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.10. With this latest performance, AEE shares gained by 2.78% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.97% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 15.86% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AEE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.63, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.22, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.72 for Ameren Corporation (AEE). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 77.21, while it was recorded at 78.02 for the last single week of trading, and 73.48 for the last 200 days.
<h3>Ameren Corporation (AEE): A deeper dive into fundamental analysis</h3>
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ameren Corporation (AEE) shares currently have an operating margin of +21.57 and a Gross Margin at +29.25. Ameren Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.96.
Return on Total Capital for AEE is now 8.34, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.48. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.00, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.07. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ameren Corporation (AEE) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 118.41. Additionally, AEE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 54.21, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 33.20. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 102.99, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 47.15.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ameren Corporation (AEE) managed to generate an average of $92,215 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.51 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.24. Ameren Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.
<h3>Ameren Corporation (AEE): An earnings per share (EPS) analysis</h3>
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ameren Corporation posted 1.5/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.31/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 14.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AEE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ameren Corporation go to 4.70%.
<h3>An analysis of insider ownership at Ameren Corporation (AEE)</h3>
There are presently around $13,585 million, or 70.70% of AEE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AEE stocks are: 1ST SOURCE BANK with ownership of 4,620, which is approximately -1.219% of the company’s market cap and around 0.42% of the total institutional ownership; 361 CAPITAL LLC, holding 7,413 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $573000 in AEE stocks shares; and 6 MERIDIAN, currently with $560000 in AEE stock with ownership of nearly 1.957% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Ameren Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 266 institutional holders increased their position in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) by around 9,535,607 shares. Additionally, 258 investors decreased positions by around 10,729,425 shares, while 95 investors held positions by with 155,381,792 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 175,646,824 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AEE stock had 62 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,206,920 shares, while 60 institutional investors sold positions of 1,145,496 shares during the same period.