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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 0.50% today. In the last week its performance is 0.38%, and 8.36% for the past quarter. Currently, Southern Company, SO has a target price of 50.4, so today’s gain of 0.50% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.24%.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has a market cap of 50034.21, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.03%, and institutional ownership is 49.70%.

At the current price of 53.6, it has a dividend yield of 4.20%, and its target price is 50.4. 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 20.81, as well as a forward P/E of 17.94.

With a current EPS of 2.56, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 4.57%,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 3.27%.

Performance for the year is 29.25%. Since its IPO date on 12/31/1981, the total performance to date is 16.55%.

Volume today for Southern Company (NYSE:SO), is 3400963, while its average volume is 5553.17. Whilst the total gain today was 0.50%, it did have a day high of -1.64%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.98%, and 1.35% for the month. The 52-week low for Southern Company, SO has been 32.68%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.64%.

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 6.36, and the P/S is 2.9, along with a P/B of 2.35. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 66.36.

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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