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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ameren (NYSE: AEE) is Monday, June 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $33.09 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5%. The average volume for Ameren has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $7.96 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding company in Missouri and Illinois, the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.8, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 172.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.