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, March 11, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $34.03 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.7%. The average volume for Ameren has been two million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $8.26 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 10.8% 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.
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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. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.