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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 49264.49. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 20.8, a forward P/E of 17.63 and EPS of 2.52. At a stock price of 52.15 (-0.38%) it has a dividend yield of 4.28%.

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 3.52% 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 0.51%. For the last month performance for Southern Company is -1.31%. While the last quarter is 6.05% and half year, 11.68%. Finally for the year, performance is 18.64%.

The 52-week high for Southern Company, is at -3.53%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 30.48%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.24% and 8.46% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.82%, and for the month it is 1.03%. 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 30.30%, the profit margin is 16.10%. The current ratio is 1.8 and the quick ratio is 1.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.03%, with instituitional ownership at 50.90%. Southern Company has a payout ratio of 89.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 941.06. The shares float is 941.06, with the float short at 2.36%, with short ratio coming to 4.32.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Southern Company, get 3.50%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 13.40%. 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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