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) pushed the Utilities sector higher today making it today's featured utilities winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Southern rose $0.62 (1.5%) to $43.10 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 9,763,464 shares of Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,272,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $42.33-$43.59 after having opened the day at $43.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.48. Other companies within the Utilities sector that increased today were:
), up 10.3%,
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), up 6.7%.
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The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. Southern has a market cap of $37.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Southern a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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On the negative front,
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