Media coverage about Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has trended somewhat negative on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ameren Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 49.2195839343418 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Ameren Illinois : Announces Pricing of First Mortgage Bonds Offering due 2047 (4-traders.com)
- Ameren Illinois Announces Pricing of First Mortgage Bonds Offering due 2047 (finance.yahoo.com)
- BRIEF-Ameren Illinois announces pricing of first mortgage bonds offering due 2047 (feeds.reuters.com)
- Ameren Corporation (AEE) vs. Avista Corporation (AVA) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- $0.33 Earnings Per Share Expected for Ameren Corporation (AEE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
AEE has been the subject of a number of research reports. Bank of America Corporation initiated coverage on Ameren Corporation in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ameren Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Ameren Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 8th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Ameren Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Ameren Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Ameren Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $56.00.
Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The utilities provider reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.31 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $1.72 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.87 billion. Ameren Corporation had a return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 10.03%. The business’s revenue was down 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.52 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ameren Corporation will post 2.81 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be given a $0.4575 dividend. This represents a $1.83 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.89%. This is a positive change from Ameren Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.44. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 12th. Ameren Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 69.84%.
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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