Ameren Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (AEE)

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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.

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