Stocks to Lookout for: SM Energy Company (SM), Southern Company (SO)

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SM Energy Company (SM)

SM Energy Company, formerly known as St. Mary Land & Exploration Company, is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition, and production of natural gas and crude oil. The Company operates in the areas: Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains, ArkLaTex, Permian Basin, and Gulf Coast regions which are operated out of its offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Billings, Montana; Shreveport, Louisiana; Midland, Texas; and Houston, Texas, respectively. SM Energy Company is based in Denver, Colorado.

SM Energy Company (SM)‘s Financial Overview

SM Energy Company (SM) declined -5.06% yesterday to close its trading session at $17.45. The company has 1 year Price Target of $29.81. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 4.87 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $1.95 Billion.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -4.18 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of -7.64 percent. SM Energy Company has P/S value of 1.55 while its P/B value stands at 0.81. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -2.6 percent, Return on Equity of -6.5 percent and Return on Investment of -0.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 59.7 percent and -13.4 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.2 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 20 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for SM Energy Co have a median target of 31.50, with a high estimate of 44.00 and a low estimate of 20.00. The median estimate represents a +80.52% increase from the last price of 17.45.

Southern Company (SO)

Southern Company is America’s premier energy company. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in the states, natural gas distribution companies in the states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and nationally recognized provider of energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, the company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers.

Southern Company (SO)’s Financial Outlook

The 17 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Southern Co have a median target of 48.00, with a high estimate of 54.00 and a low estimate of 43.00. The median estimate represents a +7.53% increase from the last price of 44.64.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Southern Company has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.95. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged0.25% and closed its last trading session at $44.64. The company has the market capitalization of $45.74 Billion. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 4.79 Million shares. The company has a total of 1.02 Billion shares outstanding.

The company has YTD performance of -7.17 percent. Beta for Southern Company stands at 0.07 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.79. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.11%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.74%.

Southern Company has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 1.71%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -7.37%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 0.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 3.5 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 2.9% with Gross margin of 87.1 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 11.1% and 3.7% respectively.

 

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