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) -- Ameren (NYSE: AEE) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $35.50, above its previous 52-week high of $35.49 with 398,113 shares traded as of 10:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days. Ameren has a market cap of $8.43 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois, and Merchant Generation.
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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 all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.