Hancock Holding Co. now owns 20,678 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $1,128,000 after buying an additional 1,558 shares during the last quarter. MA's holdings in Ameren Corporation were worth $117,511,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Huntington National Bank raised its position in shares of Ameren Corporation by 634.8% in the third quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. FTB Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Ameren Corporation by 1.9% in the first quarter. OLD Republic International Corp now owns 383,442 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $13,244,000 after buying an additional 101,000 shares in the last quarter. LMR Partners LLP raised its position in shares of Ameren Corporation by 154.1% in the third quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 20,239 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $1,105,000 after buying an additional 3,550 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI bought a new position in Ameren Corporation during the fourth quarter worth $283,000. Acropolis Investment Management LLC now owns 2,395 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.71% of the company's stock.
Ameren Corporation (NYSE AEE) traded up 0.07% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $56.33. The firm's 50 day moving average price is $55.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $53.77. The firm has a market cap of $13.69 billion, a PE ratio of 21.15 and a beta of 0.37. Rare Infrastructure Ltd sold 1.22 million shares as Ameren Corp (AEE)'s stock rose 4.18%.
Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.42. The company had revenue of $1.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.46 billion. Ameren Corporation had a net margin of 10.56% and a return on equity of 9.01%. Ameren Corporation's revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period past year, the firm earned $0.43 earnings per share.
Ameren Corporation has increased its dividend by an average of 2.3% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend every year for the last 3 years.
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The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 14th will be given a $0.44 dividend. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.13%. (AEE) to Equalweight" published on May 25, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "Ameren Corporation (AEE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 12, 2017" with publication date: "June 09, 2017. Ameren Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.67%. $75,600 worth of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) was sold by Steinke Bruce A on Tuesday, February 28.
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AEE has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Barclays PLC lowered shares of Ameren Corporation from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and lowered their target price for the company from $60.00 to $58.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ameren Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Janus Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% or 1.53M shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.23, for a total transaction of $748,421.30. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 145,939 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $8,206,149.97. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.
Ameren Corporation (AEE) is an interesting player in the Utilities space, with a focus on Electric Utilities. The Company's subsidiaries include Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Transmission Company. The Firm operates through two divisions.
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