The Case for and Against SCANA Corporation (SCG)

SCANA Corporation (SCG) is an interesting player in the Utilities space, with a focus on Electric Utilities. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $35.66, down from yesterday’s close by -1.76%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

SCANA Corporation (SCG) currently trades with a market capitalization of $4.99 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -1.56 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$156 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.85 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.21% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, SCANA Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $71.28. It is now trading 35.62% off that level. The stock is trading $41.79 its 50-day moving average by 6.13%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $35.04.

In recent action, SCANA Corporation (SCG) has made a move of -19.05% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 12.51, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 4.17% with $130.82 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of SCG.

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