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Comparing Southern Company’s Valuation and Yield to Its Peers

Vincent Kruger
Comparing Southern Company’s Valuation and Yield to Its Peers

Currently, Southern Company (SO) stock is trading at a trailing PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 21.6x, which is higher than its five-year historical average. The largest regulated utility, Duke Energy (DUK), is trading at a PE multiple of 21.0x. Southern Company is trading at a forward PE multiple of 15.0x, and Duke Energy’s forward PE multiple is ~16.0x.