SO - The Southern Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
47.96
-0.02 (-0.04%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close47.98
Open47.90
Bid47.32 x 800
Ask0.00 x 45100
Day's Range47.54 - 48.12
52 Week Range42.38 - 53.51
Volume3,508,073
Avg. Volume5,141,785
Market Cap48.517B
Beta-0.03
PE Ratio (TTM)57.10
EPS (TTM)0.84
Earnings DateAug 8, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield2.40 (5.03%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-05-18
1y Target Est46.62
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  • Southern Company second-quarter earnings to be released August 8
    PR Newswire3 days ago

    Southern Company second-quarter earnings to be released August 8

    ATLANTA, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the second quarter of 2018 by 7:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 8. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Fanning and Chief Financial Officer Andrew W. Evans will discuss earnings during a conference call for financial analysts at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 8. Southern Company (SO) is nationally recognized as a leading energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of December 31, 2017.

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  • Southern Company Offers the Highest Dividend Yield among Peers
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Southern Company Offers the Highest Dividend Yield among Peers

    NextEra Energy (NEE) is currently trading at a dividend yield of 2.7%, much lower than the industry average of 4.2%. It expects its double-digit dividend growth to continue for the next few years. In comparison, Southern Company (SO) and Duke Energy (DUK) are currently trading at dividend yields of 5.2% and 4.5%, respectively.

  • A Comparison of Top Utilities’ Free Cash Flow
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    A Comparison of Top Utilities’ Free Cash Flow

    Whereas NextEra Energy (NEE) looks better placed than peers in terms of FCF (free cash flow), it should be noted that all of the utilities we’re looking at in this series have failed to report positive FCF in the last few years. In 2017, NextEra Energy reported FCF of -$746 million, while Southern Company (SO) and Duke Energy (DUK) reported FCF of -$1.613 billion and -$1.213 billion, respectively. Dominion Energy (D) reported FCF of -$993 million.

  • NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Comparing Leverage
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    NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Comparing Leverage

    Utilities’ (XLU) leverage is a vital metric for comparing companies, especially as interest rates are steadily increasing. While the top three utilities’ leverage has largely been stable, Southern Company’s (SO) leverage rose significantly after Q3 2016 to fund its AGL Resources purchase.

  • Duke Energy’s Expected Dividend Growth versus Peers
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    Duke Energy’s Expected Dividend Growth versus Peers

    The second-largest utility by market capitalization, Duke Energy (DUK), intends to raise its dividend per share 4%–6% annually for the next few years, which is in line with the industry average. Duke Energy’s dividend growth is expected to be driven by its earnings growth around similar levels.

  • Duke Energy Increased Its Quarterly Dividend by 4.2%
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    Duke Energy Increased Its Quarterly Dividend by 4.2%

    The largest regulated utility in the country, Duke Energy (DUK), increased its quarterly dividend by 4.2% to $0.93 per share. In the last quarter, it paid a per-share dividend of $0.89. The dividend is payable on September 17 to shareholders of record on August 17. With this increase, Duke Energy is expected to pay annualized dividends of $3.71 per share in the next 12 months.

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  • Georgia Power customers to receive second $25 Vogtle credit on July bills
    PR Newswire6 days ago

    Georgia Power customers to receive second $25 Vogtle credit on July bills

    ATLANTA, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power customers will receive the second of three separate $25 credits for the Vogtle nuclear expansion this month. A total of $75 in 2018 bill credits, or $188 million overall, were approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) as part of its order to continue construction of Vogtle 3 & 4 in December 2017. The credits are a direct result of parent guarantee payments for the Vogtle project from Toshiba available due to the strength of the original contract for the project and protections in place for Georgia electric customers.

  • How Top Utility Stocks Fared in the First Half of 2018
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    How Top Utility Stocks Fared in the First Half of 2018

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  • Where Do Analysts See Southern Company after Its Recent Rally?
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Where Do Analysts See Southern Company after Its Recent Rally?

    Southern Company (SO), the third-largest US utility by market cap, has a mean target price of $46.02 compared to its current market price of $46.9, which implies a downside of ~2% over the next year. Among the 18 analysts currently covering Southern Company, ten have rated the stock as a “hold,” while one has rated it as a “strong buy” and two have rated it as a “buy.” Four analysts have rated the stock as a “sell,” and one has rated it as a “strong sell” as of July 3. UBS raised Southern Company’s price target from $46.0 to $48.0 on July 2.

  • How Southern Company Stock Is Valued Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist10 days ago

    How Southern Company Stock Is Valued Compared to Its Peers

    Southern Company (SO) stock is currently trading at an EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value-to-EBITDA) multiple of 10.5x, while its five-year historical valuation is close to 11x. Thus, Southern Company stock looks to be trading at a discounted valuation compared to its historical valuation.

  • How Much Have Top Utility Stocks Returned so Far This Year?
    Market Realist10 days ago

    How Much Have Top Utility Stocks Returned so Far This Year?

    Although utilities have shown a solid uptrend recently, their performance so far this year has been poor. Broader utilities (XLU), on average, have returned close to 2%. We’ve considered both stock appreciation and dividends paid YTD (year-to-date). Southern Company’s (SO) total return has come in at -1% YTD.

  • Southern Company’s Latest Moving Averages and Short Interest
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Southern Company’s Latest Moving Averages and Short Interest

    Utilities (XLU) (IDU) are preferred by investors during market uncertainty mainly because of their stable stock movements and higher dividend yields. Southern Company (SO), one of the top-yielding utilities in the sector, has risen more than 10% in the last three weeks, outperforming broader utilities. On July 2, Southern Company stock was trading 4% above its 50-day moving average level and 1% above its 200-day moving average level.

  • Utilities Continue to Gain: Can They Maintain This Momentum?
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Utilities Continue to Gain: Can They Maintain This Momentum?

    Utilities began stronger last week as investors took shelter under defensives amid increased trade war concerns. US-China trade tension intensified over concerns of US officials initiating restrictions on Chinese companies investing in US technology companies. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the S&P 500 Utilities, rose ~2.5% last week while broader markets fell 1.3%, marking the fourth consecutive week in which utilities outperformed broader markets.

  • Here’s How Southern Company’s Dividend Profile Looks
    Market Realist13 days ago

    Here’s How Southern Company’s Dividend Profile Looks

    Southern Company (SO), the third-largest utility by market capitalization, currently offers a dividend yield of 5.2%, the highest among the top S&P 500 Index utilities. Southern Company has a solid dividend payment history, which makes it stand tall among its peers. It has increased its per share dividend for the last 15 years.

  • Georgia Power marks World Social Media Day
    PR Newswire16 days ago

    Georgia Power marks World Social Media Day

    ATLANTA, June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, June 30, is World Social Media Day – a day created in 2010 by Mashable.com to recognize social media's impact on global communication. Georgia Power uses social media to connect with 2.5 million customers across the state every day and encourages customers to follow the brand for essential, timely information and personalized customer service. "Part of our commitment to providing world-class service for our customers is ensuring that we are available for them when and where they prefer, which is increasingly online and over social media," said Kevin Kastner, vice president of Customer Services for Georgia Power.

  • Georgia Power introduces Customer Rewards
    PR Newswire17 days ago

    Georgia Power introduces Customer Rewards

    ATLANTA, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has launched Georgia Power Customer Rewards – a free program that rewards Georgia Power customers with bill credits simply for shopping online at more than 4,000 retailers.

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    3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: SunTrust Banks, Inc., Southern Co and Snap-on Incorporated

    For a short while on Tuesday, stocks were crushing it. But, only for a short while. By the time the closing bell rang, traders were once again terrified, sending the S&P 500 lower to the tune of 0.86%. The close of 2699.63 was the lowest close all month, with the setback led by iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) — it closed 13% lower for the session.

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  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Southern Co.
    Markit19 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Southern Co.

    The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. The current level displays a positive indicator.