Media headlines about Ameren (NYSE:AEE) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ameren earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.2448083017178 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Ameren Corp (AEE) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ameren Corporation Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Webcast Feb. 16, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Ameren (AEE) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- $0.33 EPS Expected for Ameren (AEE); First Western Capital Management Company Increased Wells Fargo & Co New … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
Several research analysts recently commented on AEE shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ameren from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Ameren from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $61.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ameren from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Ameren in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Bank of America started coverage on shares of Ameren in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 price objective for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $56.80.
Ameren (NYSE:AEE) last posted its earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The utilities provider reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.31 by ($0.07). Ameren had a return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 10.03%. The firm had revenue of $1.72 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.87 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.52 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Ameren will post 2.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Ameren news, SVP Gregory L. Nelson sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.68, for a total value of $752,160.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 36,785 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,305,683.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.
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Ameren 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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