SO - The Southern Company

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53.82
+0.38 (+0.71%)
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Previous Close53.44
Open53.07
Bid53.72 x 800
Ask53.88 x 3200
Day's Range53.01 - 54.00
52 Week Range42.50 - 54.28
Volume4,583,561
Avg. Volume4,702,239
Market Cap55.989B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.31
PE Ratio (TTM)16.49
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield2.48 (4.66%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-17
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Southern Company releases annual Corporate Responsibility Report
    PR Newswireyesterday

    Southern Company releases annual Corporate Responsibility Report

    ATLANTA, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (SO) today released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report as part of an ongoing commitment to discuss environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics in an open and honest way. Southern Company's Corporate Responsibility Report for year-end 2018 highlights its efforts to improve the lives of customers and employees while acting as good stewards of the communities it serves and delivering value to its stakeholders. "At Southern Company, we have the privilege of providing the clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy that millions depend on to live, work and play," said Tom Fanning, president, chairman and CEO of Southern Company.

  • PR Newswire2 days ago

    PowerSecure Becomes Microgrid Implementation Provider for New Innovative Energy Joint Venture Compass Energy Platform LLC

    ATLANTA, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerSecure, Inc., a subsidiary of Southern Company, announced an agreement with Compass Energy Platform, LLC (Compass), a new joint venture formed by Navigant and InfraRed Capital Partners. As an implementation service provider for the local energy project development and finance platform, PowerSecure will develop microgrid solutions for Compass on jointly developed projects. This includes designing, engineering and executing Compass' microgrids needs, as well as operation and maintenance of the units once in service.

  • Georgia Power's Vogtle Unit 3 achieves Initial Energization
    PR Newswire12 days ago

    Georgia Power's Vogtle Unit 3 achieves Initial Energization

    ATLANTA, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that plant equipment for Vogtle Unit 3 is now energized, or permanently powered, which is needed to perform all subsequent testing for the unit. With plant equipment previously running on temporary construction power, the completion of initial energization represents a significant milestone in the Vogtle expansion as the project moves from construction toward system operations. "Initial energization is a major first step in transitioning the project from construction toward system operations," said Vogtle 3 & 4 Construction Senior Vice President Glen Chick.

  • Southern Power Announces Management Changes
    PR Newswire12 days ago

    Southern Power Announces Management Changes

    ATLANTA , May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced the following leadership changes to its organization, ...

  • Atlanta Gas Light Honors Seniors During Older Americans Month
    PR Newswire13 days ago

    Atlanta Gas Light Honors Seniors During Older Americans Month

    ATLANTA, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Older Americans Month and to celebrate, Atlanta Gas Light is reminding its customers about the company's Senior Citizen Discount. "Every family deserves reliable energy at a price they can afford," said Bryan Batson, president of Atlanta Gas Light. Natural gas service must be in the senior customer's name to be eligible.

  • Southern Company reports first-quarter 2019 earnings
    PR Newswire18 days ago

    Southern Company reports first-quarter 2019 earnings

    ATLANTA , May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported first-quarter 2019 earnings of $2.08 billion , or $2.01 per share, compared with earnings of $938 million , or 93 cents per share, ...

  • Georgia Power receives Louis C. Brown MD Vanguard Award from the Morehouse School of Medicine
    PR Newswire24 days ago

    Georgia Power receives Louis C. Brown MD Vanguard Award from the Morehouse School of Medicine

    ATLANTA, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power was honored Thursday night with the 2019 Louis C. Brown MD Vanguard Award for its leadership in improving health and wellbeing in Georgia by the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). The Louis C. Brown MD Vanguard Award – named in honor of the late Atlanta internist and founder of MSM – recognizes individuals and organizations whose pioneering spirit and demonstrated leadership have made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of underserved communities in Georgia and the nation. The honor, which was presented during the school's 11th Anniversary Hugh Gloster Society Celebration in Atlanta, was given to Georgia Power for the company's long-time support of MSM and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all communities in Georgia.

  • Southern Company Named No. 14 on Forbes' Ranking of America's Best Employers
    PR Newswire24 days ago

    Southern Company Named No. 14 on Forbes' Ranking of America's Best Employers

    ATLANTA, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company ranked No. 14 on Forbes magazine's 2019 list of America's Best Employers. Of the 500 large employers ranked, Southern Company was No. 1 among industry peers, No. 1 among Atlanta-based companies and No. 1 in Georgia. This is the second consecutive year Southern Company ranked in the top 20, rising three spots from last year's list.

  • Georgia Power celebrates Earth Month this April
    PR Newswire27 days ago

    Georgia Power celebrates Earth Month this April

    ATLANTA, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is celebrating Earth Month this year with environmental service projects that enhance and beautify communities across the state. Throughout the year, employees focus on stewardship projects that protect and enhance the communities in which they live and work. Bat House and Birdhouse Build – Georgia Power employees in Atlanta will spend the day building bat houses and birdhouses that will be donated to community non-profits across the state.

  • Southern Power Reaches Agreement to Sell the Nacogdoches Generating Facility
    PR Newswirelast month

    Southern Power Reaches Agreement to Sell the Nacogdoches Generating Facility

    ATLANTA, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the Nacogdoches Generating Facility to Austin Energy for $460 million. Southern Power began commercial operation of the Nacogdoches Generating Facility in Sacul, Texas, in 2012. "The Nacogdoches Generating Facility is one of the largest wood-fired biomass plants in the United States and has been a part of Southern Power's generation fleet since 2012, demonstrating strong operating performance," said Southern Power President and CEO, Mark Lantrip.

  • Georgia Power names David Poroch executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer
    PR Newswirelast month

    Georgia Power names David Poroch executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer

    ATLANTA, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power's Board of Directors has elected David Poroch as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. In his new role, Poroch will be responsible for overseeing the company's accounting and financial functions. "David's extensive knowledge about the energy industry and financial services from inside and outside of the Southern Company system will be an asset to our leadership team at Georgia Power," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power.

  • Georgia Power continues to make progress on ash pond closure at Plant Yates with dewatering process to begin in mid-May
    PR Newswirelast month

    Georgia Power continues to make progress on ash pond closure at Plant Yates with dewatering process to begin in mid-May

    ATLANTA, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power continues to make progress towards the closure of seven ash ponds at Plant Yates with the dewatering process scheduled to begin in mid-May. Dewatering marks a significant step towards completing the closure process, and Georgia Power's ash pond closure plan for Plant Yates is specifically designed for the site to help ensure water quality is protected every step of the way. "As we begin the dewatering process at Plant Yates, we are pleased with the progress we have made on our ash pond closure process throughout the state at all of our plants," said Dr. Mark Berry, vice president of Environmental & Natural Resources for Georgia Power.

  • Southern Company increases dividend for 18th consecutive year; annualized rate goes to $2.48 per share
    PR Newswirelast month

    Southern Company increases dividend for 18th consecutive year; annualized rate goes to $2.48 per share

    ATLANTA, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company announced today it is increasing its dividend by 8 cents per share on an annualized basis to a rate of $2.48 per share. This marks the 18th consecutive year that Southern Company has raised the dividend on its common stock. Southern Company also announced today a regular quarterly dividend – including the increase of 2 cents per share over the prior quarter – of 62 cents per share, payable June 6, 2019, to shareholders of record as of May 20, 2019.

  • Thomas M. Holder named to Georgia Power Board of Directors
    PR Newswirelast month

    Thomas M. Holder named to Georgia Power Board of Directors

    ATLANTA, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has elected Thomas "Tommy" M. Holder to the company's board of directors, effective May 1, 2019. Holder is chairman and CEO of Atlanta-based Holder Construction Company. Holder Construction is a national commercial construction services firm that consistently ranks as one of the Nation's Top 100 Contractors and has one of the largest teams of general contractors, construction managers and design-builders in the United States.

  • PR Newswirelast month

    Alabama Power Dividends Declared

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. , April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alabama Power Company has declared the regular quarterly dividends on the company's outstanding preferred stock as follows: Preferred ...

  • Georgia Power, Georgia DOT encourage drivers to be road work aware
    PR Newswirelast month

    Georgia Power, Georgia DOT encourage drivers to be road work aware

    Georgia Power, in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), encourages motorists to drive alert during National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs from April 8-12. National Work Zone Awareness Week, which began in 1999, is designed to inform motorists about the dangers of driving through work zones and of the perils faced by construction and maintenance workers. According to GDOT's most recent statistics, there were 20,834 total crashes in Georgia work zones in 2017, resulting in 7,276 injuries and 55 fatalities.

  • Southern Company first-quarter earnings to be released May 1
    PR Newswirelast month

    Southern Company first-quarter earnings to be released May 1

    ATLANTA, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the first quarter of 2019 by 7 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 1. Chairman, president and CEO Thomas A. Fanning and CFO Andrew W. Evans will discuss earnings during a conference call for financial analysts at 8 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 1. Investors, media and the public may listen to a live webcast of the conference call at http://investor.southerncompany.com/webcasts by clicking on the appropriate audio link.

  • Southern Company Gas Leaders Build Bikes for Metro Atlanta Youth
    PR Newswire2 months ago

    Southern Company Gas Leaders Build Bikes for Metro Atlanta Youth

    Southern Company Gas leaders say they hope their efforts will have a lasting impact in the local community. "We're building more than just bikes, we're showcasing one of the core values of our company, which is to ensure that our communities are better off because we're there," said Southern Company Gas CEO Kim Greene. Perez Watson, teen coordinator of the Winder-Barrow organization, was there to accept the bikes.

  • PR Newswire2 months ago

    April is National Safe Digging Month

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. , April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring here and the ground ready for digging, Nicor Gas is committed to enhancing the safety of homeowners and excavators as they gear up to start ...

  • Thank a Lineman in April for their hard work and dedication
    PR Newswire2 months ago

    Thank a Lineman in April for their hard work and dedication

    ATLANTA, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh year in a row, Georgia Power and other electric utilities in Georgia are celebrating and thanking linemen across the state. Throughout Georgia Power's 2019 Thank a Lineman initiative, saying "thank you" is quick and easy by signing the digital card at www.georgiapower.com/thankalineman. Additionally, Georgians can celebrate and engage with linemen stories and videos on social media by using and following #ThankALineman and visiting Georgia Power's Facebook (www.facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (@GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (@ga_power) pages.

  • Georgia Power recognized nationally as a utility that is "Easiest to Do Business With"
    PR Newswire2 months ago

    Georgia Power recognized nationally as a utility that is "Easiest to Do Business With"

    ATLANTA, March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Residential customers rated Georgia Power as a utility that's "Easiest to Do Business With," according to the 2019 Cogent Reports Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Residential study by Market Strategies International-Morpace. The study examined the nation's 140 largest electric and natural gas utility brands. "We strive every day to give our customers the best experience," said Kevin Kastner, Georgia Power vice president of Customer Service. Residential utility customers get 94 percent of their satisfaction from the amount of effort required to do business with their utility.

  • GlobeNewswire2 months ago

    Market Trends Toward New Normal in Align Technology, Southern, SailPoint Technologies, ACI Worldwide, AutoZone, and Cable One — Emerging Consolidated Expectations, Analyst Ratings

    NEW YORK, March 26, 2019 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors,.

  • Georgia Power, DOE finalize $1.67 billion loan guarantee for new Vogtle units
    PR Newswire2 months ago

    Georgia Power, DOE finalize $1.67 billion loan guarantee for new Vogtle units

    ATLANTA, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joined Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers and hundreds of workers and special guests at the Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project today near Waynesboro, Georgia, to announce the closing of approximately $1.67 billion in additional Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees for the new Vogtle units.