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SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10527.49. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for SCANA Corp. is 73.66 (with a change from open of -0.87%), this in conjunction with a target price of 75. Volume today has so far reached 677700, with an average volume of about 786.17. The GAP for this stock, is 0.34%.

The P/E ratio is 19.94, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.6. The current EPS for SCANA Corp., is 3.7, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 37.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 24.84%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for SCANA Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.36% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.60%. Quarter over quarter is 6.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -6.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 11.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 9.28% and institutional ownership is 66.70%. Shares outstanding is 142.92, while shares float is at a value of 129.89. Float short for SCANA Corp. is 3.26% and the short ratio is 5.38.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.16, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.3. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 72.60% and their operating margin is 25.80%. The profit margin is 12.90%.

SCANA Corp. has seen returns on assets of 3.10%, and on investment, 8.50%. Return on equity is 9.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.33. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.57, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.89 and Price/cash is 157.13, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 1.85% and 8.86% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.98% and the 52 week low is 41.58%.

SCANA Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.12%, with a current price of 73.66. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 60.60%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. SCANA Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that SCANA Corp. has seen performance for the past week of -0.37%, with performance for the month coming to 4.32%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.39%, and for the half year the performance is 39.12%. Volatility for this week is 1.77% and for the month this is 1.82%.

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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