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Worth Watching Stocks: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN), Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO)

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)

Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables Internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the Internet’s root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). Verisign’s Security Services include intelligence-driven Distributed Denial of Service Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS.

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)’s Financial Overview

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ) declined -0.01% yesterday to close its trading session at $180.48. The company has 1 year Price Target of $192.5. VeriSign, Inc. has 52-Week high of $182.41 and 52-Week Low of $114.01. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 181.74 and 52-Week Low on 114.01. The stock traded with the volume of 595409 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $21.58 Billion.

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.58/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.21/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.37 a share with a surprise factor of 30.6%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 1.84 Percent, SMA50 of 7.46 Percent and SMA200 of 17.35 percent. VeriSign, Inc. has P/S value of 17.76 while its P/B value stands at 0. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 27 percent, Return on Equity of -43.1 percent and Return on Investment of 165.8 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 84.2 percent and 67.1 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 3 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Verisign Inc have a median target of 190.00, with a high estimate of 195.00 and a low estimate of 175.00. The median estimate represents a +5.27% increase from the last price of 180.48.

VeriSign, Inc. is estimated to report earnings on 04/25/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 1 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.15. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.97.

Southern Company (The) (NYSE: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 (The) (NYSE:SO)’s Financial Outlook

The 17 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Southern Co have a median target of 50.00, with a high estimate of 52.00 and a low estimate of 44.00. The median estimate represents a -3.34% decrease from the last price of 51.73.

Southern Company (The) is estimated to report earnings on 05/01/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.74. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.88.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Southern Company (The) has a Consensus Recommendation of 3.16. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0.1% and closed its last trading session at $51.73. The company has the market capitalization of $53.09 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $51.87 and 52-Week low of $42.42. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 51.82 and 52-Week low on 42.42. The company has volume of 4.34 Million shares. The company has a total of 1.03 Billion shares outstanding.

Southern Company (The) (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.25/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.23/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.02. This shows a surprise factor of 8.7 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 17.78 percent. Beta for Southern Company (The) stands at 0.18 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.6. The company has Weekly Volatility of 0.97%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.29%%.

Southern Company (The) has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 3.65%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.53 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 11.91%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 9.1 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 5.2% with Gross margin of 85.9 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 17.8% and 9.5% respectively.