Technical Analysis of Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

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Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for the period of 9-Day stands at 80.9% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 76.84%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) signals “Buy” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Buy”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Buy” for Southern Company (NYSE:SO) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Sell”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indictor of a certain security, currently Southern Company (NYSE:SO)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Hold”.

Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, Southern Company (NYSE:SO) opened the session at $50.7 and after going down -1.13% closed at $50.07. The stock lost -0.63 points in the last trade.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $49.73 and $50.72 during the previous active session. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) traded with the volume of 3.8 Million with average volume of 4.6 Million. The stock has HIGH volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 0.14 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 0.63 and 59.6 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) is at 0.04% and the shares outstanding are 994.74 Million.

Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for Southern Company (NYSE:SO) are discussed below:

Dividend yield of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) stands at 4.63% whereas Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 76.33 while Forward P/E shows the value of 16.51.

The PEG ratio (Price to Earning to Growth) emits the value of 23.7. The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 2.2 and 2.14 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 34.76 and 0 correspondingly.

The Quick Ratio of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) stands at 0.5 while the Current Ratio depicts the value of 0.7.

Return on Assets ROA of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) is at 0.6% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) stand at 2.6% and 5.1% respectively.

The payout ratio of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) stands at 336.4%.

Stock Performance Analysis

The stock performance of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on the basis of 5 day trade show the dip of -1.07% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows increase of 4.49%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in red zone with the value of -2.63% while six month performance of the shares of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) remained bearish with the count of -0.62%.

The yearly and YTD performance of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) remained mix at -3.66% and 1.79% respectively.