Roman Butler Fullerton & Co. Acquires 161 Shares of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE)

Roman Butler Fullerton & Co. grew its holdings in shares of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) by 1.1% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 14,709 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 161 shares during the period. Roman Butler Fullerton & Co.’s holdings in Ameren were worth $1,105,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of AEE. AE Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Ameren by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 6,317 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $475,000 after purchasing an additional 237 shares during the last quarter. Focused Wealth Management Inc bought a new position in shares of Ameren during the 2nd quarter valued at about $131,000. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Ameren by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 76,659 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $5,757,000 after purchasing an additional 3,524 shares during the last quarter. Machina Capital S.A.S. boosted its holdings in shares of Ameren by 88.8% during the 2nd quarter. Machina Capital S.A.S. now owns 9,938 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $746,000 after purchasing an additional 4,673 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt boosted its holdings in shares of Ameren by 45.9% during the 2nd quarter. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt now owns 3,181 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $239,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. 71.58% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE AEE traded down $0.28 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $76.36. 45,699 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 866,666. The business has a 50-day moving average of $76.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.43. The company has a market capitalization of $18.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.73, a P/E/G ratio of 3.60 and a beta of 0.27. Ameren Corp has a 1 year low of $60.90 and a 1 year high of $77.77.

Ameren (NYSE:AEE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.08. Ameren had a net margin of 13.65% and a return on equity of 11.22%. The company had revenue of $1.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.62 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.62 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Ameren Corp will post 3.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have commented on AEE. ValuEngine raised shares of Ameren from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 13th. Argus raised shares of Ameren from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ameren from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 6th. Finally, KeyCorp assumed coverage on shares of Ameren in a research report on Tuesday, June 4th. They set a “sector weight” rating on the stock. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Ameren has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.40.

In other Ameren news, SVP Mary P. Heger sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.02, for a total value of $228,060.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Shawn E. Schukar sold 1,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.27, for a total transaction of $90,324.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.52% of the company’s stock.

Ameren Company Profile

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. The company engages in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas distribution and transmission businesses.

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