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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Southern Company (NYSE:SO) from Utilities

Today’s top gainers include the company Southern Company (NYSE:SO) which is in the industry Electric Utilities, gaining 0.37% today. In the last week its performance is 5.16%, and 5.64% for the past quarter. Currently, Southern Company, SO has a target price of 49.87, so today’s gain of 0.37% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.22%.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has a market cap of 50334.82, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.03%, and institutional ownership is 50.10%.

At the current price of 53.83, it has a dividend yield of 4.16%, and its target price is 49.87. This is with a profit margin of 13.60%, and total debt/equity of 1.43. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has a P/E of 21, as well as a forward P/E of 18.14.

With a current EPS of 2.56, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 4.14%,Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 1.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 3.25%.

Performance for the year is 31.43%. Since its IPO date on 12/31/1981, the total performance to date is 17.64%.

Volume today for Southern Company (NYSE:SO), is 6237995, while its average volume is 5200.76. Whilst the total gain today was 0.37%, it did have a day high of 0.35%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.86%, and 1.29% for the month. The 52-week low for Southern Company, SO has been 34.73%, while the 52-week-high has reached 0.35%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 6.30%, and its return on assets is 3.10%. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has an operating margin of 24.70%. With a sales growth of -5.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Southern Company, SO is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 1.25, and has a current ratio of 0.7 and 0.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Southern Company? Well its PEG is 6.47, and the P/S is 2.91, along with a P/B of 2.37. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 66.76.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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