Analysts’ target price

According to analysts’ estimates, Southern Company (SO) stock has a median target price of $46.9, which indicates an estimated upside of ~7% for the next year. Currently, the stock is trading at $43.9.

Among the 20 analysts tracking Southern Company surveyed by Reuters, two recommended a “buy,” 11 recommended a “hold,” five recommended a “sell,” and two recommended a “strong sell.”

Southern Company: Analysts’ Recommendations before 2019

Peers’ target prices

Reuters compiled data from 19 analysts tracking American Electric Power stock. Five analysts recommended a “strong buy,” nine recommended a “buy,” and five recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts recommended a “sell.”

American Electric Power (AEP) stock is trading at $75. Analysts have given American Electric Power a median target price of $78.9, which implies an estimated upside potential of 5.2% for the next 12 months.

PPL (PPL) offers an implied gain of almost 12% based on analysts’ median target price of $31.7. PPL closed at $28.3 on December 27. Among the 15 analysts covering PPL, two recommended a “strong buy,” four recommended a “buy,” eight recommended a “hold,” and one recommended a “sell.”

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