Ameren The public utility reported last month fourth-quarter earnings of $25 million, or 10 cents a share, down from year-ago earnings of $52 million, or 21 cents. Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 5% Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was about the same as it was a year earlier. Ameren has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.45, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 2.48% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $38.94. The stock closed Thursday at $31.91 and has fallen 3.68% year to date.