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 $34.36 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.7%. The average volume for Ameren has been 1.7 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 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. 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. TheStreet Ratings rates Ameren as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Ameren Ratings Report now.