Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 51044.28. It is in the Electric Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 20.4, a forward P/E of 17.29 and EPS of 2.52. At a stock price of 51.34 (0.57%) it has a dividend yield of 4.36%.
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 3.74% 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 -1.27%. For the last month performance for Southern Company is -3.01%. While the last quarter is 4.95% and half year, 10.49%. Finally for the year, performance is 22.79%.
The 52-week high for Southern Company, is at -5.03%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 28.45%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.88% and 5.82% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 1.25%, and for the month it is 1.19%. 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 50.20%. Southern Company has a payout ratio of 89.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 994.24. The shares float is 978.33, with the float short at 2.47%, with short ratio coming to 4.33.
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?
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