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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Southern Company, SO

Southern Company, SO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, Southern Company, SO  has a market cap of 49638.19. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Southern Company, SO performance year to date is 15.15%. Today Southern Company, SO has gained 0.30%, with a current price of 52.85.

Ownership of the company is 0.03% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 49.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 63.50%. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 6.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Southern Company, SO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 13.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 71.20%, and operating margin of 25.20%. Southern Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Southern Company, SO has seen a EPS growth of 18.90%. A performance for the year of 21.19%. The 52-week high is -3.28%, and the 52-week low is 30.83%. The average volume for Southern Company, SO is 2252850.

With a target price of 53.19, can Southern Company, SO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Southern Company, SO. Southern Company has a P/E of 20.61 and a forward P/E of 17.76. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.53. Southern Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.85 and 2.33 respectively. For P/cash, Southern Company has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 52.85, Southern Company has a dividend yield of 4.25%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Southern Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 3.16%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.49% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 18.90% for this year and for the last five years a 1.90% growth has been seen.

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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