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Financial Reports are Key to Consider: The Southern Company (NYSE: SO)

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On Friday, Shares of The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) rose 0.23% to $43.28. The stock recorded $42.97 as its minimum price and hit the max level of $43.39, during its most recent trading session. It traded total volume of 3,981,093 shares lower than the average volume of 5.19M shares.

Southern Company recently stated first-quarter 2018 earnings of $938.0M, or 93 cents per share, contrast with earnings of $658.0M, or 66 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2017.

Southern Company earned $893.0M, or 88 cents per share, during the first quarter of 2018, contrast with $652.0M, or 66 cents per share, during the first quarter of 2017.

First quarter 2018 operating revenues were $6.37B, contrast with $5.77B for the first quarter of 2017, a boost of 10.4 percent.

SO has the market capitalization of $43.76B and its EPS growth ratio for the past five years was -26.50%. The return on assets ratio of the Company was 1.00% while its return on investment ratio stands at 2.90%. Price to sales ratio was 1.85 while 60.10% of the stock was owned by institutional investors.

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