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Is SCANA Corp.(NYSE: SCG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987. SCANA Corp. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for SCANA Corp., is 931.89, and so far today it has a volume of 269773. Performance year to date since the 12/30/1987 is 23.92%.

To help you determine whether SCANA Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.18 and forward P/E is 17.76. PEG perhaps more useful shows that SCANA Corp. has a value for PEG of 3.74. P/S ratio is 2.54 and the P/B ratio is 1.9. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 122.78 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price SCANA Corp. is trading at, 73.6 (-0.14% today), SCANA Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.12%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 60.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.06% after growing 37.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -56.00%, and -15.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 143.27, and the number of shares float is 129.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 66.10%. The float short is 4.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.8. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.10%, and also a return on investment of 8.50%.

The ability for SCANA Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.06 and total debt/equity is 1.25. In terms of margins, SCANA Corp. has a gross margin of 71.80%, with its operating margin at 25.30%, and SCANA Corp. has a profit margin of 12.50%.

The 52 week high is -3.68%, with 50.71% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.07% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.56%.

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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