Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 49017.98. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 20.54, a forward P/E of 17.42 and EPS of 2.52. At a stock price of 51.67 (-0.07%) it has a dividend yield of 4.33%.
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 3.74% and more long-term 3.16% 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 2.80%.
For performance, Southern Company the past week has seen a gain of 1.47%. For the last month performance for Southern Company is -4.17%. While the last quarter is 7.85% and half year, 7.90%. Finally for the year, performance is 24.12%.
The 52-week high for Southern Company, is at -4.41%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 29.29%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.13% and 6.83% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 1.53%, and for the month it is 1.18%. Southern Company, has a target price of 53.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.61, and for total debt/equity Southern Company has 1.79. The gross margin is 71.10%, while operating margin is 30.30%, the profit margin is 16.10%. The current ratio is 1.8 and the quick ratio is 1.5.
Insider ownership is at 0.03%, with instituitional ownership at 52.20%. Southern Company has a payout ratio of 89.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 947.94. The shares float is 904.12, with the float short at 2.46%, with short ratio coming to 4.03.
In terms of returns, the return on assets see Southern Company, get 3.50%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 13.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 53, reached soon?
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