$0.64 EPS Expected for Ameren (AEE), Whitehorse Finance (WHF)’s Sentiment Is 2.5

July 18, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Analysts expect Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) to report $0.64 EPS on August, 4 before the open.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 4.92% from last quarter’s $0.61 EPS. AEE’s profit would be $156.59 million giving it 21.44 P/E if the $0.64 EPS is correct. After having $0.42 EPS previously, Ameren Corp’s analysts see 52.38% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.46 on July 17, reaching $54.89. About shares traded. Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) has risen 17.42% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $246.94 million. The Firm is a direct lender targeting debt investments in privately held, small-cap companies located in the United States. It has a 6.9 P/E ratio. The Company’s investment objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns primarily by originating and investing in senior secured loans, including first lien and second lien facilities, to performing small-cap companies across a range of industries that typically carry a floating interest rate based on the London Interbank Offered Rate and have a term of 3 to 6 years.

Ameren Corporation is a utility holding company. The company has market cap of $13.43 billion. The Company’s subsidiaries include Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Transmission Company . It has a 20.51 P/E ratio. It operates through four divisions.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.07, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 34 investors sold Ameren Corp shares while 161 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 166.27 million shares or 4.87% more from 158.55 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Old Republic Intll holds 383,442 shares or 0.72% of its portfolio. 270 are held by Winfield Associate Inc. Jpmorgan Chase And Co owns 4.54M shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability Com owns 2.19 million shares. Pnc Financial Svcs Group Inc has invested 0% in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has 5,700 shares. Mutual Of Omaha Retail Bank Wealth Mngmt holds 8,357 shares. Ngam Advsr Limited Partnership stated it has 23,760 shares. Cleararc Capital Inc has 5,913 shares. First Citizens National Bank And Trust holds 0.35% or 60,372 shares. Hartford Management Incorporated stated it has 193 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. First Interstate State Bank invested in 1,056 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ibm Retirement Fund invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE). Private Advisor Grp Limited Liability Company invested in 4,782 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE).

Since February 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $1.05 million activity. NELSON GREGORY L sold 1,834 shares worth $99,641. Lindgren Mark C sold 1,024 shares worth $55,542. 1,320 shares were sold by LYONS MARTIN J, worth $71,702 on Tuesday, February 28. The insider BAXTER WARNER L sold 13,310 shares worth $748,421. Steinke Bruce A had sold 1,392 shares worth $75,600.

Among 5 analysts covering Ameren (NYSE:AEE), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Ameren had 13 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Monday, May 16. The stock of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by UBS. The stock of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. Wolfe Research upgraded the shares of AEE in report on Monday, August 3 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 4 by Argus Research. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Monday, April 4 to “Overweight”. The stock of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Argus Research. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of AEE in report on Thursday, May 25 to “Equal-Weight” rating.

Ares Management Llc holds 0.27% of its portfolio in WhiteHorse Finance Inc for 393,691 shares. Advisors Asset Management Inc. owns 847,172 shares or 0.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Buckhead Capital Management Llc has 0.04% invested in the company for 17,025 shares. The Massachusetts-based Baystate Wealth Management Llc has invested 0% in the stock. Citigroup Inc, a New York-based fund reported 2,831 shares.

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