Don't Buy The Southern Before Checking Its Fundamentals!

Join us for a quick overview of The Southern, a Utilities—Independent Power Producers company whose shares moved 1.6% today. Here are some facts about the stock that should help you see the bigger picture:

  • The Southern has moved 2.5% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 26.9%

  • SO has an average analyst rating of buy and is -8.56% away from its mean target price of $74.32 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $3.62

  • The Southern has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.8 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $4.32 and its forward P/E ratio is 15.7

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.36 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • The Southern is part of the Utilities sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 17.53 and an average P/B of 1.71

  • The company has a free cash flow of $-2910625024, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company also develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, gas distribution operations, and gas pipeline investments operations.

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