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Today’s Top Gainers: The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

The top gainers for today include The Southern Company SO from the sector Utilities with a gain of 0.38%. The price is $ 49.97, at present and the target price is $ 50.59.

The weekly performance for The Southern Company is 0.60%, which is not surprising given the gain it made today.  

The earnings per share (EPS) growth forecasted for 2016 is currently 4.70%. The earnings per share quarter to quarter growth is -24.70%

The simple 20 day moving average is up by -0.14% and the 52-week low is 9.43%.

The monthly and quarterly performance for The Southern Company is not as bright as it currently stands at -1.38% and 1.74%. However it is poised to change given the current performance trend.

The Southern Company has a total market capitalization of 49731.14 with a return on assets (ROA – calculated by dividing the total annual earnings by the company’s total assets –  illustrates how profitable a company really is in relation to its total assets) of 2.50%. It has a dividend yield of 4.48% while the payout ratio is 86.50%.

The Southern Company has a gross margin of 69.90% and an operating margin of 23.30%. The net profit margin stands at 12.30%.

The weekly volatility is 0.93% and the monthly volatility is 1.12%. Volatility is basically a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index. It can be either be measured by implementing the standard deviation or by simply calculating the variance between returns from that market index.

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