Analysts See $0.58 EPS for Ameren (AEE); Calamos Convertible & High Income Fund (CHY) Has 1.12 Sentiment

April 25, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Calamos Convertible & High Income Fund (CHY) investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.19, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. The ratio is more positive, as 29 investment professionals opened new or increased holdings, while 26 sold and decreased equity positions in Calamos Convertible & High Income Fund. The investment professionals in our database now hold: 7.66 million shares, up from 7.64 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Calamos Convertible & High Income Fund in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 13 Reduced: 13 Increased: 19 New Position: 10.

Analysts expect Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) to report $0.58 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 38.10% from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. AEE’s profit would be $141.14 million giving it 24.66 P/E if the $0.58 EPS is correct. After having $0.39 EPS previously, Ameren Corporation’s analysts see 48.72% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $57.2. About 1.68M shares traded. Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has declined 0.30% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.85% the S&P500.

Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $13.92 billion. It operates through four divisions: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission. It has a 26.73 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas transmission and distribution businesses.

Among 9 analysts covering Ameren (NYSE:AEE), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Ameren had 25 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) rating on Tuesday, February 13. Morgan Stanley has “Underweight” rating and $53 target. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, July 28 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, May 25. The stock of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. As per Wednesday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, April 4 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Gabelli on Tuesday, March 27. Goldman Sachs downgraded Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) on Monday, June 26 to “Sell” rating. On Monday, August 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Wolfe Research to “Outperform”.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $1.00 million activity. Steinke Bruce A sold 1,952 shares worth $105,955. LYONS MARTIN J also sold $714,812 worth of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) shares. 1,923 shares were sold by Lindgren Mark C, worth $104,380 on Wednesday, February 28. The insider NELSON GREGORY L sold 1,462 shares worth $79,357.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 37 investors sold Ameren Corporation shares while 140 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 165.76 million shares or 1.13% less from 167.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.03% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Bnp Paribas Asset Management Holdg owns 110,081 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.05% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Lmr Prtn Llp holds 0.08% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) or 13,777 shares. Quantbot Technology Lp stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has 0.18% invested in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Blair William & Il holds 0% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 5,153 shares. Advsrs Limited Liability stated it has 64,371 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. First Corp In holds 0.07% or 1,738 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board accumulated 0.03% or 214,369 shares. Dupont Capital Mngmt reported 0% stake. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 220,430 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Gateway Advisers Ltd Liability holds 481,170 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Co owns 939,790 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. First City Cap Management Inc invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE).

New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc. holds 1.42% of its portfolio in Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund for 228,244 shares. Greatmark Investment Partners Inc. owns 323,825 shares or 1.39% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors Llc has 0.98% invested in the company for 203,588 shares. The Wisconsin-based Oarsman Capital Inc. has invested 0.21% in the stock. Meridian Investment Counsel Inc., a California-based fund reported 12,834 shares.

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