Argi Investment Services Lowered Its Ameren Cm (AEE) Holding by $545,562; American Eqty Invt Life Hld (AEL) Holding Held by Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc

November 15, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Argi Investment Services Llc decreased its stake in Ameren Corp Cm (AEE) by 26.09% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Argi Investment Services Llc sold 10,103 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 28,622 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.57 million, down from 38,725 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Argi Investment Services Llc who had been investing in Ameren Corp Cm for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.66 billion market cap company. The stock 0.01% or $0 on November 14, reaching $64.54. It is down 17.42% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc increased its stake in American Eqty Invt Life Hld (AEL) by 170.95% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc bought 20,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.73% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 32,492 shares of the life insurance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $854,000, up from 11,992 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc who had been investing in American Eqty Invt Life Hld for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.54B market cap company. It closed at $28.5 lastly. It is down 64.86% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 39 investors sold AEE shares while 141 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 164.11 million shares or 5.03% less from 172.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Gru Llc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE). Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE). Brinker Inc invested in 0.07% or 25,731 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset reported 18,656 shares. Community National Bank Na holds 0.02% or 2,573 shares. Regentatlantic Capital Limited Co reported 85,482 shares. Argi Inv Svcs Limited Co accumulated 28,622 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board owns 27,427 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Allstate reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE). 876,939 were accumulated by Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas. 3,156 are owned by Rampart Mgmt Ltd Company. Hussman Strategic Advsr stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE). 44,485 were accumulated by Utah Retirement. Amer Century Companies reported 2.08M shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Webster Financial Bank N A invested in 0% or 75 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Ameren (NYSE:AEE), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Ameren had 18 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm 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 has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 4 by Argus Research. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Wolfe Research to “Outperform” on Monday, August 3. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, April 4 by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 24 by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18. The stock of Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Goldman Sachs. As per Thursday, May 25, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital.

More important recent Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) news were published by: Stltoday.com which released: “Ameren third-quarter earnings drop 22 percent” on November 03, 2017, also Gurufocus.com published article titled: “Simmons Bank Buys Simmons First National Corp, General Motors Co, Great …”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ameren Corp’s (AEE) CEO Warner Baxter on Q3 2017 Results – Earnings Call …” on November 03, 2017. More interesting news about Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Ameren Corp Announces 18% Decline In Q3 Earnings” with publication date: November 03, 2017.

Analysts await Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.33 earnings per share, up 153.85% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.13 per share. AEE’s profit will be $80.07 million for 48.89 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.24 actual earnings per share reported by Ameren Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -73.39% negative EPS growth.

Argi Investment Services Llc, which manages about $991.47M and $1.33B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Reit Etf Index (VNQ) by 30,131 shares to 617,995 shares, valued at $51.44M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares 1 (SHY) by 36,220 shares in the quarter, for a total of 131,064 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Crsp Us Small Cap Value Ind Et (VBR).

Since June 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $748,421 activity.

More notable recent American Equity Investment Life Holding (NYSE:AEL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “The Cheapest Dividend Achiever: American Equity Investment Life” on July 19, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “American Equity Investment Life Holding’s (AEL) CEO John Matovina on Q3 2017 …” published on November 07, 2017, Reuters.com published: “BRIEF-American Equity Investment Life Holding appoints John Matovina CEO” on April 19, 2017. More interesting news about American Equity Investment Life Holding (NYSE:AEL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “American Equity Investment Life Holding’s (AEL) CEO John Matovina on Q2 2017 …” published on August 05, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “American Equity Demonstrates Continued Momentum In 3Q17 Despite Revenue Headwinds” with publication date: November 07, 2017.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc, which manages about $18.12B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Price T Rowe Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 124,600 shares to 211,605 shares, valued at $15.70M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 101,224 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5.90 million shares, and cut its stake in Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE:OMC).

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