SO - The Southern Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
54.08
+0.26 (+0.48%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close53.82
Open53.99
Bid0.00 x 2200
Ask54.27 x 800
Day's Range53.80 - 54.18
52 Week Range42.50 - 54.28
Volume3,410,197
Avg. Volume4,676,945
Market Cap56.259B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.31
PE Ratio (TTM)16.57
EPS (TTM)3.26
Earnings DateAug 6, 2019 - Aug 12, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.48 (4.66%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-17
1y Target Est52.38
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    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Southern Co.

    Southern Co NYSE:SOView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for SO with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting SO. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $2.97 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold SO are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS MarkitThere is no PMI sector data available for this security. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. SO credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last three years and indicate the market's continued positive perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

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Shares are down from $50 in 2017 to $38 now.That has attracted activist investors, who got a new CEO hired and are demanding more change. If shares stay down here, expect that a suitor will buy out the company at a nice premium. If not, enjoy the dividend. Source: Shutterstock PacWest Bancorp (PACW)Dividend Yield: 6%After investors dumped bank stocks late last year, a lot of value has been created in this generally overlooked sector of the market, where solid dividends abound.That brings us to PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW), which offers a 6% dividend yield at the moment. Headquartered in Los Angeles, PacWest is a major player throughout the California market and currently sports a $5.1 billion market cap. 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Over the last few months, though, it has fought its way back to the levels it traded at before the fall. That's why the bank is one of the safest in the country. It lends primarily against multi-family homes in New York City, one of the lowest-risk lending markets out there. * 7 A-Rated Stocks That Are Under $10 The bank's loans barely budged in performance even during 2008. With a strong dividend covered out of earnings and a safe loan book, investors can earn a large dividend income from a most conservative bank. Source: Desiree Kane via Flickr Southern Co (SO)Dividend Yield: 4.7%In the worst of times, people tend to still want to use electricity. Even a severe economic downturn tends to not impact utility stocks too dramatically. As such, it's a sound sector to buy when investors get panicky, such as what we're seeing with the market now.Southern Co (NYSE:SO), as one of the highest-yielding large power utilities, checks the boxes for safe dividend stocks here. 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