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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 1.99% today. In the last week its performance is 3.56%, and 5.70% for the past quarter. Currently, Southern Company, SO has a target price of 52.75, so today’s gain of 1.99% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.10%.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has a market cap of 51536.74, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.03%, and institutional ownership is 50.20%.

At the current price of 53.18, it has a dividend yield of 4.21%, and its target price is 52.75. This is with a profit margin of 13.40%, and total debt/equity of 1.79. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has a P/E of 21.13, as well as a forward P/E of 17.91.

With a current EPS of 2.52, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 3.92%,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 3.16%.

Performance for the year is 29.35%. Since its IPO date on 12/31/1981, the total performance to date is 17.46%.

Volume today for Southern Company (NYSE:SO), is 4880000, while its average volume is 5839.54. Whilst the total gain today was 1.99%, it did have a day high of -1.63%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.42%, and 1.38% for the month. The 52-week low for Southern Company, SO has been 29.98%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.63%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 6.30%, and its return on assets is 2.90%. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has an operating margin of 25.00%. With a sales growth of 2.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Southern Company, SO is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 1.61, and has a current ratio of 1.8 and 1.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Southern Company? Well its PEG is 6.69, and the P/S is 2.96, along with a P/B of 2.26. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 27.17.

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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