The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) keeping its straight line and making thrust under limelight. In active stocks tendency on the balance, may tend to be more trouble than they’re worth. The firm retains focus in context of risk factor and volatility level. For SO analysts use beta value of 0.16 to measure all the time to get a sense of stocks’ risk profiles. Beta is a gauge of systematic risk, which is most important measure of risk or volatility of a stock. Always a financier wondering why his stocks are fluctuating ups and down as compare to overall market does not, beta helps to answer this question.
In recent trade, The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) dropped of -0.78% and traded at $51.09 with the total traded volume of 5.09 Million shares in latest trading session. SO belongs to Utilities sector, as it explain above its tendency of volatility give a short but precise look on volatility measures. The firm has week volatility of 0.82% and for the month booked as 1.13%, it’s a statistical measure of the scattering of returns (volatility) that mostly make more attractions for active investors, who believe in short-term returns not on capital gain. Whereas, volatility measure use for multipurpose in judging the underlying price momentum as well as the rate of change in SO’s price. The average true range can help to clear the whole picture; it is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. The firm has ATR of 0.57 to address this problem by accounting for the gap and more accurately measuring the daily volatility than was possible by using the simple range calculation.
Beta factor for SO was recorded as 0.16. A beta of 1.0 indicates that the stock’s price will move in lock-step with the market. A beta of less than 1 indicates the stock will be less volatile than the market, and correspondingly, a beta of more than 1 indicates the stock’s price will be more volatile than the market. It has the market capitalization of $ billion while 1003.04 shares were outstanding. In the trailing twelve months, gross profit margin was 87.70% and net profit margin of the company was 10.40%. The stock showed moved down performance of -0.41% in last week and it surged about 5.97% in last quarter.
Whereas its latest closing price kept its distance from the SMA20 at -1.34% and 0.32% from SMA 50 while it was Bullish 2.56% from the simple moving average price of 200 days. As a result using moving averages can be random at times the market appears to respect SMA support/resistance and trade signals, and other times it shows no deference. According to buy-side analysts, moving averages work quite well in strong trending conditions, but often poorly in choppy or ranging conditions. SO has analyst rating of 3 on scale of 1-5.