SO - The Southern Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
46.89
+0.31 (+0.67%)
At close: 4:02PM EST
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Previous Close46.58
Open46.88
Bid46.35 x 3100
Ask47.01 x 1800
Day's Range46.58 - 47.20
52 Week Range42.38 - 52.00
Volume7,551,984
Avg. Volume6,757,318
Market Cap48.245B
Beta (3Y Monthly)-0.22
PE Ratio (TTM)20.30
EPS (TTM)2.31
Earnings DateOct 30, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield2.40 (5.12%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-16
1y Target Est46.11
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  • Georgia Power promoting awareness of scams as part of National Utility Scam Awareness Day
    PR Newswire3 days ago

    Georgia Power promoting awareness of scams as part of National Utility Scam Awareness Day

    ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is National Utility Scam Awareness Day, and Georgia Power is providing customers ways to protect themselves from scams. Georgia Power urges customers to be cautious when contacted by an unverified person claiming to be a Georgia Power representative. If an account becomes past due, Georgia Power will contact the customer via a prerecorded message to the primary account telephone or by letter requesting that the customer call Georgia Power to discuss the account.

  • Alabama Power partners with homebuilders on Smart Neighborhood program
    American City Business Journals4 days ago

    Alabama Power partners with homebuilders on Smart Neighborhood program

    Alabama Power Co. is expanding its Smart Neighborhood initiative and has partnered with three homebuilders to build smart neighborhoods across the state. The Smart Neighborhood Builder Program will promote energy efficiency through collaboration with homebuilders to build energy-efficient homes that feature advanced energy products and home automation.

  • Analysts Increased Utilities’ Target Prices Last Week
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Analysts Increased Utilities’ Target Prices Last Week

    In this part, we’ll discuss the top utilities’ (XLU) target prices and analysts’ views. Top utility stock NextEra Energy (NEE) has an estimated upside of ~3% based on its median target price of $181.47 and its current price of $176.56. Morgan Stanley raised NextEra Energy’s target from $184.0 to $185.0 on November 9.

  • TheStreet.com4 days ago

    Jim Cramer: Too Few Leaders, Too Many Clinkers

    It's awfully hard to tell what anyone is thinking or what patterns might exist that can be gamed and played.

  • Southern Co. (SO) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know
    Zacks4 days ago

    Southern Co. (SO) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

    Southern Co. (SO) closed at $46.89 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.17% move from the prior day.

  • Biggest Utility Stocks’ Total Returns
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Biggest Utility Stocks’ Total Returns

    Let’s take a look the biggest utilities’ total returns in 2018. So far, utilities at large have returned (including dividends) 7% in 2018, while broader markets have returned a little more than 5%. Utilities (XLU) generally offer higher dividend yields compared to broader markets.

  • Utilities: Gains and Losses in the Week Ending November 9
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Utilities: Gains and Losses in the Week Ending November 9

    Utilities continued to trade strong and outperformed broader markets last week. The representative of the S&P 500 Utilities Index, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) rose 3.2%, while the S&P 500 gained more than 2% for the week ending November 9. Investors turned to relatively safer utilities amid broader market volatility. So far in 2018, utilities at large have risen more than 5%—marginally above broader markets.

  • Georgia Power presents third annual Preston Arkwright Award for service
    PR Newswire5 days ago

    Georgia Power presents third annual Preston Arkwright Award for service

    ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has announced the recipient of the third annual Preston Arkwright Award for service – Denise Hamrick, northeast region energy services team lead for Georgia Power. Wes Singletary, land acquisition coordinator in Atlanta, was also selected as a runner up for the award during a special ceremony held at the annual Citizens of Georgia Power statewide meeting on Saturday. The Citizens of Georgia Power is the company's statewide, employee-driven community service organization.

  • Business Wire9 days ago

    Alabama Power Partners with Builders to Launch Smart Neighborhood® Builder Program

    Building off the success of its first Smart Neighborhood, Alabama Power has developed a homebuilding program to partner with homebuilders on smart neighborhoods across the state. Smart Neighborhood Builder Program promotes energy efficiency through collaboration with homebuilders to build energy-efficient homes that feature advanced energy products and home automation. “We continuously strive to provide innovative energy solutions to improve the quality of life for our customers,” said Greg Barker, Alabama Power executive vice president for customer services.

  • Retail Unit Helps Southern Company (SO) Beat Q3 Earnings
    Zacks9 days ago

    Retail Unit Helps Southern Company (SO) Beat Q3 Earnings

    Southern Company's (SO) total retail sales rose 3.9%, with residential, commercial and industrial sales all improving.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents9 days ago

    Edited Transcript of SO earnings conference call or presentation 7-Nov-18 1:00pm GMT

    Q3 2018 Southern Co Earnings Call

  • Southern Co (SO) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    Motley Fool10 days ago

    Southern Co (SO) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

    SO earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2018.

  • Southern Company Beats Q3 Estimates, Maintains Vogtle Schedule
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Southern Company Beats Q3 Estimates, Maintains Vogtle Schedule

    Southern Company (SO), the fourth-biggest utility by market capitalization, released its third-quarter earnings on November 7. In the third quarter of 2017, Southern Company had an EPS of $1.12. Favorable weather and constructive regulatory results were some of the main drivers behind Southern Company’s earnings in the third quarter.

  • SO vs. AEP: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now?
    Zacks10 days ago

    SO vs. AEP: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now?

    SO vs. AEP: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

  • Investing.com10 days ago

    Southern Earnings beat, Revenue misses In Q3

    Investing.com - Southern (NYSE:SO) reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst's expectations on Wednesday and revenue that fell short of forecasts.

  • Xcel plans to buy Mankato power plant for $650 million
    American City Business Journals10 days ago

    Xcel plans to buy Mankato power plant for $650 million

    Xcel Energy Inc. said it will pay $650 million for a natural gas power plant in Mankato, Minn., that's currently owned by Southern Power.

  • Southern Co. (SO) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
    Zacks10 days ago

    Southern Co. (SO) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

    Southern Co. (SO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 6.54% and 2.45%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2018. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Associated Press10 days ago

    Southern Co.: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    The Atlanta-based company said it had profit of $1.14 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings ...

  • Southern Company reports third-quarter 2018 earnings
    PR Newswire10 days ago

    Southern Company reports third-quarter 2018 earnings

    ATLANTA , Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported third-quarter 2018 earnings of $1.16 billion , or $1.14 per share, compared with earnings of $1.07 billion , or $1.07 per share, in ...

  • Southern Power Reaches Agreement to Sell the Mankato Energy Center
    PR Newswire10 days ago

    Southern Power Reaches Agreement to Sell the Mankato Energy Center

    ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced that it has entered an agreement to sell the Mankato Energy Center to Xcel Energy for $650 million. Mankato, a natural gas combined-cycle generation facility, will have a maximum capacity of approximately 760 megawatts upon completion of an ongoing expansion project. "The Mankato Energy Center is a valuable part of the local community and the regional energy infrastructure," said Southern Power President and CEO Mark Lantrip.

  • Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for Southern Company (SO)
    Zacks11 days ago

    Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for Southern Company (SO)

    Southern Company (SO) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.

  • How Wall Street Analysts Currently Rate Top Utility Stocks
    Market Realist11 days ago

    How Wall Street Analysts Currently Rate Top Utility Stocks

    NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest constituent of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), has a potential upside of 8% based on analysts’ median target price of $181.41 and its current price of $168.15. Among the top utilities, NEE seems to be analysts’ favorite. Fourteen of the 18 analysts tracking it have given it “buy” ratings.

  • A Look at Top Utilities’ Current Valuations
    Market Realist11 days ago

    A Look at Top Utilities’ Current Valuations

    NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market cap, is currently trading at a forward PE of 20x based on its estimated earnings for 2019. Its five-year historical average PE is close to 20x.

  • S&P 500 Utilities: Last Week’s Outperformers and Underperformers
    Market Realist11 days ago

    S&P 500 Utilities: Last Week’s Outperformers and Underperformers

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), a representative of the S&P 500 Utilities Index, fell 0.4% while broader markets rose 2.5% last week.

  • Southern Company CEO: Both sides can agree on implementin...
    CNBC Videos10 days ago

    Southern Company CEO: Both sides can agree on implementin...

    Thomas Fanning, Southern Company chairman CEO, discusses the impact of the midterms on energy and the U.S. economy, as well as his company' quarterly earnings.