News articles about Ameren (NYSE:AEE) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ameren earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.4438955323632 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on AEE shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ameren from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Morgan Stanley cut Ameren from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $61.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. ValuEngine cut Ameren from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Ameren in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Bank of America started coverage on Ameren in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 price target on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Ameren currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.80.

Shares of Ameren (AEE) opened at $52.59 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,905.74, a PE ratio of 20.87, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.61 and a quick ratio of 0.40. Ameren has a 12 month low of $51.81 and a 12 month high of $64.89.

In related news, SVP Gregory L. Nelson sold 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.68, for a total value of $752,160.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 36,785 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,305,683.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

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About Ameren

Ameren Corporation is a utility holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Transmission Company (ATXI). It operates through four segments. The Ameren Missouri segment includes all of the operations of Ameren Missouri. The Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution segment consists of the electric distribution business of Ameren Illinois.

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