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How has Southern Company:(NYSE:SO) performed recently?

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 50727.55. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 21.17, a forward P/E of 18.28 and EPS of 2.56. At a stock price of 54.25 (0.78%) it has a dividend yield of 4.13%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 1.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by 18.90%. The next year growth is going to be about 4.14% and more long-term 3.25% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -5.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 0.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -5.20%.

For performance, Southern Company the past week has seen a gain of 3.93%. For the last month performance for Southern Company is 8.11%. While the last quarter is 8.31% and half year, 17.95%. Finally for the year, performance is 31.75%.

The 52-week high for Southern Company, is at 0.56%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 34.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 8.25% and 15.12% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.63%, and for the month it is 1.28%. Southern Company, has a target price of 49.87.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.25, and for total debt/equity Southern Company has 1.43. The gross margin is 70.40%, while operating margin is 24.70%, the profit margin is 13.60%. The current ratio is 0.7 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.03%, with instituitional ownership at 50.10%. Southern Company has a payout ratio of 84.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 935.07. The shares float is 935.07, with the float short at 2.19%, with short ratio coming to 3.88.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Southern Company, get 3.10%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 11.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 49.87, reached soon?

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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