How to buy Southern Company (SO) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Southern Company stocks.
Southern Company is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Southern Company shares (SO.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $64.72 – a decrease of 0.54% over the previous day. Southern Company employs 27,423 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $75.7 billion.
How to buy shares in Southern Company
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: SO in this case.
- Research stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your stocks. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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Is it a good time to buy Southern Company stock?
Only you can make the decision on the time to leap. The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is Southern Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Southern Company P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA
Southern Company's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Southern Company stocks trade at around 25x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of September 25, 2023 (21.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Southern Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9173. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Southern Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Southern Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $10.2 billion ($13.8 billion CAD).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Southern Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
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