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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 -1.44% today. In the last week its performance is -4.17%, and -3.68% for the past quarter. Currently, Southern Company, SO has a target price of 53.06, so today’s gain of -1.44% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.06%.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has a market cap of 50941.93, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.03%, and institutional ownership is 49.90%.

At the current price of 51.3, it has a dividend yield of 4.37%, and its target price is 53.06. 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 20.38, as well as a forward P/E of 17.26.

With a current EPS of 2.52, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 4.10%,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 21.44%. Since its IPO date on 12/31/1981, the total performance to date is 13.31%.

Volume today for Southern Company (NYSE:SO), is 6933400, while its average volume is 5628.39. Whilst the total gain today was -1.44%, it did have a day high of -5.11%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.49%, and 1.40% for the month. The 52-week low for Southern Company, SO has been 23.71%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.11%.

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 6.45, and the P/S is 2.92, along with a P/B of 2.18. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 26.85.

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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