Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 49400.78. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 20.78, a forward P/E of 17.9 and EPS of 2.56. At a stock price of 53.51 (0.48%) it has a dividend yield of 4.21%.
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 4.50% and more long-term 3.41% 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 -5.20%.
For performance, Southern Company the past week has seen a gain of -1.19%. For the last month performance for Southern Company is 1.82%. While the last quarter is 7.83% and half year, 12.80%. Finally for the year, performance is 28.01%.
The 52-week high for Southern Company, is at -2.06%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 32.48%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.60% and 11.22% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 1.26%, and for the month it is 1.32%. Southern Company, has a target price of 52.31.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.25, and for total debt/equity Southern Company has 1.43. The gross margin is 70.40%, while operating margin is 24.70%, the profit margin is 13.60%. The current ratio is 0.7 and the quick ratio is 0.5.
Insider ownership is at 0.03%, with instituitional ownership at 49.70%. Southern Company has a payout ratio of 84.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 927.54. The shares float is 927.54, with the float short at 2.22%, with short ratio coming to 3.62.
In terms of returns, the return on assets see Southern Company, get 3.10%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 11.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 52.31, reached soon?
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