Southern (NYSE:SO) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $48.68, above its previous 52-week high of $48.60 with 278,951 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.1 million shares over the past 30 days.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Southern (NYSE: SO) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $48.68, above its previous 52-week high of $48.60 with 278,951 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.1 million shares over the past 30 days. Southern has a market cap of $42.25 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Southern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Southern Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.