Ameren stock: buy or sell?

AEE stock price: $80.39 0.11% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020

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Ameren remained steady 0.11% on Jan/24 to $80.39 after reaching all time highs on January 24th.

Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission.

Should I buy Ameren stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups match with Ameren stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Ameren stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we detected 8 ratings published for AEE stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for AEE stock, with 4 positive ratings.
Is AEE a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-6Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-9-25Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-9-17Bank of AmericaNeutralBuy
2019-9-12Wolfe ResearchMarket PerformOutperform
2019-8-16Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-7-25ArgusHoldBuy
2019-2-12Morgan StanleyEqual WeightEqual Weight
2019-2-11Wells Fargo & CoOutperformOutperform

Ameren stock analysis

Daily outlook

After marking all time highs on Jan 24th, Ameren remained steady 0.11% on January 24th to $80.39.

Ameren remained constant 0.11% to $80.39 after reaching all time highs on Jan 24th. Since December when AEE stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $6.52 (8.83%). On Jan 24th, AEE hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Wednesday tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

AEE stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Ameren shares topped new all time highs again this week, marking to $80.83. Shares ended at $80.39 and inched 0.80% during the week. Counting this, it's been 3 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 5.65%.

Early December AEE price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

AEE stock chart (weekly)

Ameren stock price history

Ameren stock went public on January 2nd, 1998 with a price of $14.031. Since then, AEE stock surged a 473.00%, with a yearly average of 21.50%. If you had invested $1,000 in Ameren stock in 1998, it would worth $4,730.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Ameren stock historical price chart

AEE stock reached all-time highs on January/24 with a price of $80.83.

Ameren stock price target is $77.20

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' AEE stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we found 5 price predictions for AEE stock:
AEE stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-6Morgan StanleyRaises Target$78.00$80.002.6%
2019-9-25Morgan StanleyRaises Target$78.00$82.005.1%
2019-8-16Morgan StanleyLowers Target$79.00$78.00-1.3%
2019-2-12Morgan StanleyRaises Target$66.00$69.004.5%
2019-2-11Wells Fargo & CoRaises Target$73.00$77.005.5%
(in average)$74.80$77.203.0%
Moving in a range from $82.00 and $69.00, the price forecast for Ameren stock is $77.20. In average, analysts' outlook on AEE price target is positive, upgrading the target by a 3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Ameren failed experts on February when it reported an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.28 when the analysts' forecast was $0.32.
AEE earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.42n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.8n/a
2017-Q32017-11-031.331.24-6.8%
2017-Q42018-02-160.360.398.3%
2018-Q12018-05-090.580.626.9%
2018-Q22018-08-030.790.9722.8%
2018-Q32018-10-311.281.517.2%
2018-Q42019-02-140.320.28-12.5%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a tiny gain of 1.90% to $6,291.00 million USD. In line, its income margin (compared to sales) stepped up to 12.96%, that is $815.00 million.

AEE annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$5,840 M-$512 M8.8%-
2014$6,053 M3.65%$586 M9.7%14.45%
2015$6,098 M0.74%$630 M10.3%7.51%
2016$6,076 M-0.36%$653 M10.7%3.65%
2017$6,174 M1.61%$523 M8.5%-19.91%
2018$6,291 M1.90%$815 M13.0%55.83%

Quarterly financial results

Ameren posted $1,419.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -17.69% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $68.00 million with a profit margin of 4.79%. Profit margin plummed a -15.92% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 20.71%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Ameren sales marked a slightly fine increase and gained a 1.21%.
AEE quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$1,510 M-$102 M6.8%-
2017-Q2$1,540 M1.99%$193 M12.5%89.22%
2017-Q3$1,723 M11.88%$288 M16.7%49.22%
2017-Q4$1,402 M-18.63%$-60 M-4.3%-120.83%
2018-Q1$1,585 M13.05%$151 M9.5%-351.67%
2018-Q2$1,563 M-1.39%$239 M15.3%58.28%
2018-Q3$1,724 M10.30%$357 M20.7%49.37%
2018-Q4$1,419 M-17.69%$68 M4.8%-80.95%

Ameren ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Ameren, 0.42% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Ameren stock, 77.07% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for AEE stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Ameren:

AEE
Market cap$19.8 B
Total shares246.0 M
Float shares244.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)77.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Ameren summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Open$80.25
Close$80.39
Day range$80.03 - $80.83
Previous close$80.30
Session gain0.11%
Average true range$0.73
50d mov avg$75.94
100d mov avg$76.30
200d mov avg$75.05
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Ameren performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We chose as the bechmarking frame for Ameren stock.
Stock3m6m12m
AEEAmeren5.67%6.34%21.42%

Ameren competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Ameren competitor. This doesn't mean Ameren does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.