SO - The Southern Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
45.70
+0.46 (+1.02%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT

45.75 +0.05 (0.11%)
After hours: 4:46PM EDT

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Previous Close45.24
Open45.38
Bid45.30 x 100
Ask46.25 x 500
Day's Range45.22 - 45.90
52 Week Range42.38 - 53.51
Volume5,078,285
Avg. Volume6,704,916
Market Cap46.274B
Beta0.03
PE Ratio (TTM)54.40
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield2.32 (5.15%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-02-16
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Southern Company (SO) Raises Quarterly Dividend by 3.4%
    Zacks6 days ago

    Southern Company (SO) Raises Quarterly Dividend by 3.4%

    Southern Company's (SO) recent dividend hike marks the 282nd consecutive quarter of uninterrupted dividend payment by the utility.

  • D, SO, and NEE: Analysts Rate the Top Utility Stocks
    Market Realist6 days ago

    D, SO, and NEE: Analysts Rate the Top Utility Stocks

    According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market capitalization in the country, has a potential upside of more than ~5% going forward. NextEra Energy has a mean target price of $169.1. Currently, NextEra Energy is trading at $160.20.

  • Here’s What Could Impact Southern Company’s Dividends
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Here’s What Could Impact Southern Company’s Dividends

    Southern Company (SO) expects to increase its earnings per share by 4%–6% annually for the next few years, which is in line with the industry average. The utility’s huge exposure to regulated operations is likely to facilitate stable earnings going forward, which could ultimately support its targeted dividend growth for the next few years. Southern Company’s market performance has been somewhat weak in the last few years, largely due to its power plant snags.

  • Southern Company’s Payout Ratio Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Southern Company’s Payout Ratio Compared to Its Peers

    Let’s take a look at Southern Company’s payout ratio. A payout ratio indicates a portion of a company’s profits distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends. In 2017, Southern Company’s payout ratio was 76%.

  • Southern Company’s Dividend Growth Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Southern Company’s Dividend Growth Compared to Its Peers

    Although Southern Company’s (SO) dividend yield is higher than many of its peers, it significantly lags behind its peers in terms of dividend growth. Its dividends per share grew 3.4% compounded annually in the last five years. In comparison, the broader utilities (XLU) increased their dividends per share by 4% compounded annually in the same period.

  • Southern Company Raised Dividend for 17th Consecutive Year
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Southern Company Raised Dividend for 17th Consecutive Year

    Georgia-based Southern Company (SO) announced on April 16, 2018, that it has raised its quarterly dividend by $0.02 to $0.60 per share. In 2018, it’s expected to pay $2.38 per share, which is more than 3% higher than its total dividends per share last year. As the second-largest regulated utility, Southern Company has one of the longest dividend payment histories among the top utilities in the S&P 500.

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  • Utilities: Leaders and Laggards Last Week
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    Utilities: Leaders and Laggards Last Week

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  • Retiring CFO shuffles Southern Company's C-Suite
    American City Business Journals7 days ago

    Retiring CFO shuffles Southern Company's C-Suite

    The Atlanta-based energy company announced three moves inside its C-Suite related to Art P. Beattie's retirement plans.

  • Is a Southern Company (SO) Dividend Hike on the Horizon?
    Zacks8 days ago

    Is a Southern Company (SO) Dividend Hike on the Horizon?

    Southern Company (SO) has grown its dividend for 16 consecutive years and should once again boost its payout sometime in this week.

  • MarketWatch8 days ago

    Southern Co. raises dividend

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    Comparing Sempra Energy’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers’

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  • Benzinga8 days ago

    Janney Upgrades American Water Works After Pivotal Acquisition: 'The Upside Potential Outweighs Downside Risk'

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  • How Analysts Rank Southern Company Stock
    Market Realist8 days ago

    How Analysts Rank Southern Company Stock

    Southern Company (SO) stock witnessed a massive fall in December 2017, and the stock has since been sluggish. According to the Wall Street analyst consensus, Southern Company stock offers a potential upside of more than 5% for the next one year. It has given a mean price target of $46.1 and it’s presently trading at $43.8.

  • How Southern Company’s Implied Volatility Has Trended
    Market Realist11 days ago

    How Southern Company’s Implied Volatility Has Trended

    On April 12, 2018, implied volatility in Southern Company (SO) stock was 19%, close to its 15-day average. Implied volatility signifies investors’ nervousness. Higher volatility is usually associated with a fall in stock prices. Volatility in broader markets significantly came down after fears of a trade war abated recently. Implied volatility in broader markets was at 15%, while broader utilities’ (XLU) volatility was at similar levels.

  • How Southern Company’s Valuation Stacks Up with Peers
    Market Realist11 days ago

    How Southern Company’s Valuation Stacks Up with Peers

    How Do Southern Company’s Valuations and Ratings Look? Southern Company (SO) stock has been weak for the last few months, largely mirroring broader utilities’ performances. Due to this correction, many utility stocks from the S&P 500 Utilities Index are looking attractive from a valuation perspective.

  • What Southern Company’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest Mean
    Market Realist11 days ago

    What Southern Company’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest Mean

    How Do Southern Company’s Valuations and Ratings Look? The faster-than-expected pace of interest rate hikes could continue to weigh on these defensives going forward. Broader utilities (XLU) are down almost 5% year-to-date and regulated giant Southern Company (SO), one of the laggards among top utilities, has fallen more than 8% in this period.

  • Southern Company to Divest Pivotal Home Solutions for $365M
    Zacks12 days ago

    Southern Company to Divest Pivotal Home Solutions for $365M

    Southern Company (SO) expects the transaction to be over by the second quarter of 2018.

  • Are Analysts Turning Cautious on Dominion Energy Stock?
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Are Analysts Turning Cautious on Dominion Energy Stock?

    According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, Dominion Energy (D) stock offers an alluring estimated upside of more than 16% for the next 12 months. The company has a mean target price of $75.5—compared to its current market price of $64.9.

  • Dominion Energy’s Dividend Yield Reached a Record High
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Dominion Energy’s Dividend Yield Reached a Record High

    Dominion Energy’s (D) dividend yield peaked at its historical high largely due to the abrupt fall in its stock in the past few months. Currently, Dominion Energy is trading at a yield of 5.1%, while its five-year historical average dividend yield is ~3.6%.