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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG)?

The company in question is, SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG) currently with a stock price of 72.44 (0.22% today). The market cap for SCANA Corp. is 10450.19, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for SCANA Corp. is 75.43. Currently SCANA Corp. is trading with a P/E of 19.6, and a forward P/E of 17.43. Average volume for SCANA Corp. is 838.52 and so far today it is 435300.

Performance in the last year for SCANA Corp. has been 40.57%. For EPS growth, SCANA Corp. has seen a growth of 37.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.05%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 11.90% over the last five years and could be 5.40% for the next five years. SCANA Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -6.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 6.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.36%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.89%.

Since the IPO date for SCANA Corp. on the 12/30/1987, SCANA Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 21.80%. With SCANA Corp. trading at 72.44, the dividend yield is 3.18%, and the EPS is 3.7.

So could SCANA Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.6. The PEG is 3.63, P/S is 2.55 and the P/B is at 1.86. The P/cash is 155.97, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

SCANA Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.16, and total debt/equity at 1.3.

In terms of margins, SCANA Corp. has a gross margin of 72.60%, an operating margin of 25.80% and a profit margin of 12.90%.Payout ratio for SCANA Corp. is 60.60%. Return on assets come to 3.10% with return on investment coming to 8.50%.

Insider ownership for SCANA Corp., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 66.50%. Outstanding shares are at 144.26. While shares float is 129.89. The float short is currently 3.57%, and short ratio is 5.52.

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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