The ex-dividend date for Ameren (NYSE:AEE) is Monday, December 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 $29.80 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 5.3%.
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, December 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 $29.80 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.3%. The average volume for Ameren has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $7.27 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 10.1% 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 23.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Ameren as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Ameren Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.