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  • gopher_catcher gopher_catcher Nov 6, 2012 10:53 PM Flag

    anyone worried?

    . The price changes over short periods are not the most important things to worry about with Southern. The recent news of the $900 million design change/overrun on the new nuclear power plant is a much larger concern. The large amount of power Southern generates from carbon based sources may also be an issue if cap and trade laws drive up the cost of energy production. With Ben Bernanke promising to hold interest rates lower for at least two more years, the dividend yield should support the stock. If factors force a cut in the dividend, the price will reflect this by dropping sharply. If the stock is owned for income, price variation is much less important than dividend increases and stability. Price increases put a short lived smile on my face, but the payouts four times a year let me buy things I want or need. If you had a reason to buy the stock and it is still
    a good investment for that purpose holding it seems the most reasonable course. No
    one knows the future. Make your own decision based on your own reasons. Good luck

    Sentiment: Hold

 
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