Southern Company Investors Should Focus on This

More and more people are talking about Southern Company over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Electric Utilities stock at a price of $64.73? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • Southern Company has moved -0.35% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -3.7%

  • SO has an average analyst rating of hold and is -9.63% away from its mean target price of $71.63 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $3.39

  • Southern Company has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.1 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $4.03 and its forward P/E ratio is 16.06

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.478 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Southern Company is part of the Utilities sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.89 and an average P/B of 1.03

  • Southern Company is an American gas and electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in Birmingham, Alabama.

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