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How has Southern Company:(NYSE:SO) performed recently?

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 49174.35. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 19.67, a forward P/E of 16.66 and EPS of 2.52. At a stock price of 49.52 (-0.64%) it has a dividend yield of 4.52%.

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 4.10% 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 -6.03%. For the last month performance for Southern Company is -5.01%. While the last quarter is -6.73% and half year, -0.11%. Finally for the year, performance is 15.66%.

The 52-week high for Southern Company, is at -8.40%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 19.42%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.89% and -0.21% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.95%, and for the month it is 1.52%. Southern Company, has a target price of 53.06.

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 25.00%, the profit margin is 13.40%. The current ratio is 1.8 and the quick ratio is 1.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.03%, with instituitional ownership at 49.90%. Southern Company has a payout ratio of 86.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 993.02. The shares float is 978.33, with the float short at 1.55%, with short ratio coming to 2.67.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Southern Company, get 2.90%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 11.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 53.06, reached soon?

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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