2. As of noon trading, Ameren ( AEE) is up $0.58 (1.7%) to $33.82 on average volume Thus far, 869,711 shares of Ameren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.21-$34.04 after having opened the day at $33.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.24.

Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding company in Missouri and Illinois, the United States. Ameren has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ameren a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Ameren Ratings Report now.

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