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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ameren (NYSE: AEE) is Monday, September 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $33.21 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.8%. The average volume for Ameren has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $8.01 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 0.3% 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 36.7, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 67.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.