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Dominating the Market Today: The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

The company in question is, The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) currently with a stock price of 51.22 (0.31% today). The market cap for The Southern Company is 51.25 B, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for The Southern Company is 51.19. Currently The Southern Company is trading with a P/E of 19.03, and a forward P/E of 16.48. Average volume for The Southern Company is 5007.58 and so far today it is 4915971.

Performance in the last year for The Southern Company has been -0.21%. For EPS growth, The Southern Company has seen a growth of -1.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.58%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.00% over the last five years and could be 3.84% for the next five years. The Southern Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 44.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 24.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.52%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.81%.

Since the IPO date for The Southern Company on the 12/31/1981, The Southern Company has seen performance year to date to be 4.13%. With The Southern Company trading at 51.22, the dividend yield is 4.53%, and the EPS is 2.69.

So could The Southern Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.03. The PEG is 4.96, P/S is 2.36 and the P/B is at 2.03. The P/cash is 46.84, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

The Southern Company 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 1.71, and total debt/equity at 1.95.

In terms of margins, The Southern Company has a gross margin of 68.30%, an operating margin of 23.00% and a profit margin of 12.10%.Payout ratio for The Southern Company is 82.60%. Return on assets come to 2.50% with return on investment coming to 5.10%.

Insider ownership for The Southern Company, is at 0.03% and institutional ownership comes to 55.20%. Outstanding shares are at 1000.52. While shares float is 985.28. The float short is currently 2.25%, and short ratio is 4.43.

Graphs: The Southern Company NYSE: SO | Thursday June 15, 2017

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