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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: SCANA Corp., SCG

SCANA Corp., SCG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, SCANA Corp., SCG  has a market cap of 10237.2. Since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987, SCANA Corp., SCG performance year to date is 23.09%. Today SCANA Corp., SCG has gained -0.30%, with a current price of 72.63.

Ownership of the company is 9.28% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 66.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 60.60%. Return of assets are at 3.10%, with return on investment at 8.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, SCANA Corp., SCG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.16. While Total debt/equity is 1.3. With a profit margin of 12.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 72.60%, and operating margin of 25.80%. SCANA Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year SCANA Corp., SCG has seen a EPS growth of 37.70%. A performance for the year of 41.94%. The 52-week high is -4.19%, and the 52-week low is 43.76%. The average volume for SCANA Corp., SCG is 718300.

With a target price of 75, can SCANA Corp., SCG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of SCANA Corp., SCG. SCANA Corp. has a P/E of 19.66 and a forward P/E of 17.35. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.27. SCANA Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.5 and 1.86 respectively. For P/cash, SCANA Corp. has a value of 152.79, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 72.63, SCANA Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.17%. We see a return on equity of 9.60%.

Looking more long-term SCANA Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.36% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 37.70% for this year and for the last five years a 11.90% growth has been seen.

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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