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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Southern Company (NYSE:SO) from Utilities

Today’s top gainers include the company Southern Company (NYSE:SO) which is in the industry Electric Utilities, gaining -1.14% today. In the last week its performance is 4.07%, and 9.32% for the past quarter. Currently, Southern Company, SO has a target price of 49.87, so today’s gain of -1.14% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.24%.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has a market cap of 50905.21, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.03%, and institutional ownership is 50.10%.

At the current price of 53.82, it has a dividend yield of 4.11%, and its target price is 49.87. This is with a profit margin of 13.60%, and total debt/equity of 1.43. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has a P/E of 21.24, as well as a forward P/E of 18.34.

With a current EPS of 2.56, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 4.14%,Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 1.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 3.25%.

Performance for the year is 28.81%. Since its IPO date on 12/31/1981, the total performance to date is 18.97%.

Volume today for Southern Company (NYSE:SO), is 1686316, while its average volume is 5275.6. Whilst the total gain today was -1.14%, it did have a day high of -1.23%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.51%, and 1.27% for the month. The 52-week low for Southern Company, SO has been 33.23%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.23%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 6.30%, and its return on assets is 3.10%. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has an operating margin of 24.70%. With a sales growth of -5.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Southern Company, SO is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 1.25, and has a current ratio of 0.7 and 0.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Southern Company? Well its PEG is 6.55, and the P/S is 2.95, along with a P/B of 2.4. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 67.51.

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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