What makes these Stocks an attractive proposition? Ratio Analysis: CenterPoint Energy (CNP), The Southern Company (SO) – WestNewsNow

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CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) opened trading at $30.63 and closed at $30.87 a share in the most recent trading session. This is a 1.11% increase from the previous day’s close of $30.53. CenterPoint Energy (CNP) has 3.73 million share traded on the day, which is 21.07% high in contrast to the typical daily volume of 4.72 million shares over the past 3 months.

Let’s dig into the Price performance of the CNP stock over the latest 5-days period. It went up 1.48% from its low of $30.42 on April 4th, 2019, whereas hit high of $30.94 on April 4th, 2019. If we squeeze into the long-term trend of the Stock, during the last 2-years’ it rose 24.43% from the low of $24.81 on April 25th, 2018 and plunged -1.75% from its long term high value of $31.42.

At the time of the latest market close, the Stock’s volatility measured during the previous week was 1.26% and 1.32% for the complete month. Stock’s Price slid down to $30.51 during the session then rebounded to hit the heights at $30.87. Over the last 9-days period the Company’s Raw Stochastic value is 78.49% and Stochastic %K is 60.22%. Meanwhile, during the period, its Stochastic %D value is 60.10% and Average True Range is 0.42.

Recently, leading stock market gurus have given their thorough narrative on CenterPoint Energy (CNP). On February 26th, 2019 Goldman rated the stock to Buy. Moving back on January 18th, 2019, RBC Capital Mkts rated the stock to Outperform. However, for the last 3 month span, 16 different analysts have given their opinion on the stock and lastly settled on calling it a Moderate Buy.

Now let’s evaluate Company’s overall growth indicators, CenterPoint Energy EPS in the most recent quarter versus its year over year EPS was 36.15, which was in contrast with Industry’s dividend-price ratio figures of 15.75, so this makes the stock more desirable, as it is healthier than the whole industry’s average.

Let’s turn our attention to The Southern Company (SO)

The The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) closed at $51.20 in the last period. If we take a look at its recent time performances, it went up to $52.65 and then dipped to $42.42 during the last one year period.

Meanwhile, if we re-visit at the Historical Surprises of the Company, in the Earnings reports of the Dec-18, Company posted sales of 5,337.00 million, which was against the 4,663.78 million predicted by the market analysts.

The Southern Company dividend yield was 4.68 in contrast with the Industry’s dividend-price ratio of 2.31. In the meantime, by analyzing the last 5-years performance of the company, its dividend yield was 4.55, in comparison with the industries 2.48. Meanwhile, sector of this company posted 2.80.

Recently, leading stock market gurus have given their thorough narrative on The Southern Company (SO). On February 22nd, 2019 Evercore ISI rated the stock to In-line. Moving back on January 24th, 2019, Citigroup rated the stock to Neutral. However, for the last 3 month span, 22 different analysts have given their opinion on the stock and lastly settled on calling it a Hold.

Finally, Company’s overall growth indicators demonstrates that The Southern Company EPS in the most recent quarter versus its year over year EPS was 21.78, which was in contrast with Industry’s dividend-price ratio figures of 16.68. So this makes the stock more desirable, as it is healthier than the whole industry’s average.

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