Owners of Ameren (NYSE: AEE) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $34.07 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.7%. The average volume for Ameren has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding company in Missouri and Illinois, the United States. 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 increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Ameren Ratings Report now.