Two Top Stocks To Ponder On: Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO), Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)

Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO)

Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) closed at $68.61 on the last trading session with an decrease of -1.14%, whereas, it previously closed at $69.4. The company has a market capitalization of $72.5 Billion. The company traded shares of 4.83 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 4.62 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) produced diluted EPS of 4.33. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 3.18 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 0.27. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 273.6, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 3.18% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 2.1% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 2.8%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) is at 15.83 while the forward p/e is at 21.59. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) stands at 3.32 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 2.61. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 0. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) are reported at 0.7 and 0.9 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) stands at 4, 17.3 and 5.2 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) is reported at 21.84 Billion with income of 4.55 Billion. The outstanding shares of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) are 1.06 Billion. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 61.1 stands at 0.80%, this figure is increased 0.12 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) is ticked at 0.1%, the figure is plummeted -70.93% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 66.41. The 52 week high of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) is placed at 71.10 and 52 week low is standing at 48.42.

Performance wise the shares of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) rose up 0.03% for the week, it also rise 2.01% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went down 10.31%. The shares increase 18.42% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) grew 40.25% for the yearly performance.

Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)

Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) closed at $53.71 on the last trading session with an increase of 0.02%, whereas, it previously closed at $53.7. The company has a market capitalization of $15.42 Billion. The company traded shares of 704046 on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 920.09 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) produced diluted EPS of 3.06. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 2.9 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 0.72. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 54.6, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 2.9% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 14.03% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 4.1%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) is at 17.56 while the forward p/e is at 18.52. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) stands at 1.03 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 0.83. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 24.71. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) are reported at 0 and 0 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) stands at 1.1, 4.8 and 4.8 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) is reported at 14.98 Billion with income of 932 Million. The outstanding shares of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) are 287.08 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 65.1 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -1.35 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) is ticked at 53.73%, the figure is plummeted -0.08% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 52. The 52 week high of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) is placed at 56.88 and 52 week low is standing at 46.39.

Performance wise the shares of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) fell down -1.85% for the week, it also rise 2.52% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went down 7.08%. The shares increase 9.19% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) grew 14.13% for the yearly performance.