TOday’s Movers: Ameren (NYSE:AEE) Stock Rating Kept at Morgan Stanley; $57 Target Price Indicates 1.14 % Potential

April 17, 2018 - By Jacob Falcon

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 37 investors sold Ameren Corporation shares while 140 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 165.76 million shares or 1.13% less from 167.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

First Dallas Securities reported 10,972 shares. Exxonmobil Tx owns 38,580 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Pinebridge Invests L P invested 0% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 0% or 16,272 shares. Gotham Asset Ltd Liability Com stated it has 10,348 shares. Asset Management One holds 0.07% or 548,151 shares. Everence Cap Mgmt, Indiana-based fund reported 5,570 shares. Hanson Mcclain holds 0% or 4 shares. Jfs Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability stated it has 360 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Griffin Asset has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv accumulated 100 shares or 0% of the stock. Victory Cap Mngmt holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 251,618 shares. Daiwa Sb Invs reported 140 shares. Pnc Svcs has invested 0% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Dimensional Fund Advisors L P holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 574,916 shares.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.00 million activity. Steinke Bruce A sold $105,955 worth of stock. 1,462 Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) shares with value of $79,357 were sold by NELSON GREGORY L. Lindgren Mark C also sold $104,380 worth of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) on Wednesday, February 28.

Ameren (NYSE:AEE) Rating Reaffirmed

Morgan Stanley now has a $57 price target on the $13.72B market cap company or 1.14 % upside potential. In a report shared with investors and clients on Monday, 16 April, Ameren (NYSE:AEE) shares have had their “Underweight” Rating reconfirmed by research analysts at Morgan Stanley.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 37 investors sold Ameren Corporation shares while 140 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 165.76 million shares or 1.13% less from 167.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

First Dallas Securities reported 10,972 shares. Exxonmobil Tx owns 38,580 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Pinebridge Invests L P invested 0% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 0% or 16,272 shares. Gotham Asset Ltd Liability Com stated it has 10,348 shares. Asset Management One holds 0.07% or 548,151 shares. Everence Cap Mgmt, Indiana-based fund reported 5,570 shares. Hanson Mcclain holds 0% or 4 shares. Jfs Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability stated it has 360 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Griffin Asset has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv accumulated 100 shares or 0% of the stock. Victory Cap Mngmt holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 251,618 shares. Daiwa Sb Invs reported 140 shares. Pnc Svcs has invested 0% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Dimensional Fund Advisors L P holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 574,916 shares.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.00 million activity. Steinke Bruce A sold $105,955 worth of stock. 1,462 Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) shares with value of $79,357 were sold by NELSON GREGORY L. Lindgren Mark C also sold $104,380 worth of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) on Wednesday, February 28.

Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Ameren Corp has $6600 highest and $53 lowest target. $62’s average target is 10.01% above currents $56.36 stock price. Ameren Corp had 10 analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Monday, April 2. Morgan Stanley maintained Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) on Monday, November 13 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, February 21. On Tuesday, February 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. The company was maintained on Monday, April 16 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18. The stock of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by Gabelli. The stock of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Bank of America. Morgan Stanley downgraded Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) on Wednesday, December 13 to “Underweight” rating.

The stock increased 1.53% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $56.36. About 1.65M shares traded. Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has declined 0.30% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.85% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 38.10 % or $0.16 from last year’s $0.42 per share. AEE’s profit will be $141.14 million for 24.29 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual earnings per share reported by Ameren Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 48.72 % EPS growth.

Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $13.72 billion. It operates through four divisions: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission. It has a 26.34 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas transmission and distribution businesses.

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