American Century Companies Inc. trimmed its position in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) by 32.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,371,755 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 654,517 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc.’s holdings in Ameren were worth $80,920,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo LLC acquired a new position in Ameren in the 3rd quarter valued at about $116,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Ameren by 400.2% in the 3rd quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 2,031 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $117,000 after purchasing an additional 1,625 shares during the last quarter. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in Ameren in the 4th quarter valued at about $123,000. Acropolis Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Ameren by 101.9% in the 4th quarter. Acropolis Investment Management LLC now owns 3,392 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $200,000 after purchasing an additional 1,712 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Seizert Capital Partners LLC acquired a new position in Ameren in the 3rd quarter valued at about $201,000. Institutional investors own 70.76% of the company’s stock.

In other news, SVP Gregory L. Nelson sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were 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 approximately $2,305,683.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several research firms have weighed in on AEE. UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Ameren in a report on Friday, February 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $57.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ameren from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Ameren in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Ameren from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Ameren in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Ameren presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.80.

Shares of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) opened at $55.42 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $13,340.00, a P/E ratio of 21.81, a PEG ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.28. Ameren Corp has a 52 week low of $51.81 and a 52 week high of $64.89. The company has a quick ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be paid a $0.4575 dividend. This represents a $1.83 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.30%. Ameren’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 72.62%.

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Ameren Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ameren (NYSE:AEE)

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