SO - The Southern Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
46.09
+0.06 (+0.13%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

46.15 +0.06 (0.13%)
After hours: 7:55PM EDT

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Previous Close46.03
Open46.01
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range45.88 - 46.24
52 Week Range42.38 - 53.51
Volume4,231,035
Avg. Volume6,646,037
Market Cap46.668B
Beta0.03
PE Ratio (TTM)54.87
EPS (TTM)0.84
Earnings DateMay 2, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield2.32 (5.15%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-02-16
1y Target Est46.39
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