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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 0.42% today. In the last week its performance is -0.74%, and 7.95% for the past quarter. Currently, Southern Company, SO has a target price of 53, so today’s gain of 0.42% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.25%.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has a market cap of 49254.96, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.03%, and institutional ownership is 52.20%.

At the current price of 52.18, it has a dividend yield of 4.31%, and its target price is 53. This is with a profit margin of 16.10%, and total debt/equity of 1.79. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has a P/E of 20.64, as well as a forward P/E of 17.5.

With a current EPS of 2.52, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 3.74%,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 3.16%.

Performance for the year is 17.25%. Since its IPO date on 12/31/1981, the total performance to date is 14.77%.

Volume today for Southern Company (NYSE:SO), is 2948947, while its average volume is 5504.79. Whilst the total gain today was 0.42%, it did have a day high of -3.48%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.82%, and 1.20% for the month. The 52-week low for Southern Company, SO has been 30.56%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.48%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 6.30%, and its return on assets is 3.50%. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has an operating margin of 30.30%. With a sales growth of 2.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Southern Company, SO is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 1.61, and has a current ratio of 1.8 and 1.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Southern Company? Well its PEG is 6.54, and the P/S is 2.83, along with a P/B of 2.2. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 25.96.

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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