53.97 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:00PM EDT
|Bid||53.95 x 800|
|Ask||53.96 x 1800|
|Day's Range||53.85 - 54.44|
|52 Week Range||42.50 - 54.44|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.31|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||16.53|
|Earnings Date||Aug 6, 2019 - Aug 12, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.48 (4.66%)|
|1y Target Est||52.38|
ATLANTA, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With the heat of summer predicted this week, Georgia Power encourages customers to prepare now to minimize the impact of higher temperatures and increased energy use on electric bills. The company is committed to providing information and choices that give customers the options they need to reduce energy use and save money every day. Georgia Power offers tips, tools and resources that can help all customers save money and energy during the heat of summer, and throughout the year.
Utilities: Analyzing Movers and Shakers Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Chart indicatorsCurrently, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is trading at $58.8, which is more than 1% and 6% above its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels,
With its first-quarter earnings, utility Southern gave an update on the Vogtle nuclear build. That was more interesting than the earnings numbers.
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.
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.
U.S. equities are rebounding on Wednesday thanks to another positive headline out of the President Donald Trump Administration. Specifically, it sounds like a decision on possible tariffs on auto imports from Europe will be delayed. Ostensibly, this is to clear the way to concentrate on the standoff with China and give the markets enough good news to keep prices stable.So far, it appears to be working. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is rebounding back above its 200-day moving average, the third day of testing this critical support level, and looks set for a challenge of overhead resistance near the 26,000 level. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite looks even better, attempting to climb back above the 50-day moving average thanks to big gains in the likes of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL). * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market But its the income-oriented stocks that are catching my eye as investors pile into defensive names on the expectation that we've yet to see the last of this latest bout of volatility. Here are four names to watch:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Utility Stocks to Buy: American Electric Power (AEP)Shares of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) are pushing up and out of a three-month consolidation range as it continues a steady long-term uptrend that goes back to the 2009 bear market low. Two days ago, as the Dow plunged below its 200-day moving average for the first time in months, AEP stock was pushing to a new record high.Shares carry a 3.1% dividend yield. The company is scheduled to next report results on July 24 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1 per share on revenues of $4.1 billion. When the company last reported on April 25, earnings of $1.19 per share beat estimates by eight cents on a 2.5% rise in revenues. Aqua America (WTR)Shares of water utility Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) have also been flirting with new highs in recent days, jumping up and over resistance that's been in play since late 2017. The company, based in Pennsylvania, pays a 2.2% dividend yield. Analysts at Coker Palmer recently defended the name after soft quarterly results, noting it was more about timing discrepancies than softness in the underlying business. * 6 Trade War Stocks With a Lot of Risk The company is scheduled to next report results on Aug. 1 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 39 cents per share on revenues of $226.9 million. When the company last reported on May 2, earnings of 28 cents per share missed estimates by two cents on a 3.5% rise in revenues. Consolidated Edison (ED)Like the other names presented here, Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) shares are using the current market volatility to push to new record highs, jumping over resistance from prior highs set in late 2017 as it exits a three-month consolidation range. The stock pays a 3.5% dividend yield. Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently upgraded shares to "buy," and set a $94-a-share price target.The company will next report results on Aug. 1 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 61 cents per share on revenues of $2.8 billion. When the company last reported on May 2, earnings of $1.39 beat estimates by three cents on $3.4 billion in revenues. Southern Company (SO)Shares of power utility Southern Company (NYSE:SO) are also pushing to new highs this week, breaking up and out of a three-month consolidation range. This caps a near-30% rise off of its late December low, breaking free of a sideways channel that went back to 2016. Evercore ISI analysts recently upgraded the stock, which carries a dividend yield of 4.6%. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites The company will next report results on Aug. 7 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 71 cents per share on revenues of $5.1 billion. When the company last reported on May 1, earnings of 70 cents per share missed estimates by two cents on a 15.1% decline in revenues.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market * 5 Consumer Stocks Ready to Push Higher * 3 of the Best ETFs to Buy for a Play on Gold Stocks Compare Brokers The post 4 Dividend-Focused Utilities Pushing Higher appeared first on InvestorPlace.
While investment strategies differ with specific portfolio targets, all investors should identify a few of the best long-term dividend stocks to build the core of their investment portfolio strategy, suggests Ned Piplovic, income expert and editor of DividendInvestor.
Investors flocked to the safe-haven sector as the trade war escalated. Profit from the "risk-off" move using these trading tactics.
Investors Flock to Utilities amid Trade War TensionsUtilities back in focusThe increasing severity of the trade war pulled broader markets down ~2.5% yesterday. The “widow-and-orphan” utilities sector stood firm throughout the day and rose over
How Utilities Fared amid Broader Market Swings Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)ValuationAlmost all the top utility stocks have showed a decent rally in the last few months. They are trading more than 17 times their forward earnings, higher than
How Utilities Fared amid Broader Market Swings Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Moving averagesThe Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is currently trading at ~$58.0, marginally above its 50-day and 5% above its 200-day simple moving average
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is asking the city council to approve $677.6 million in general fund spending during fiscal 2020. The proposed budget, which would take effect July 1, would increase spending by $10.3 million over the fiscal 2019 budget Bottoms proposed a year ago and is $16.3 million above the spending plan council members adopted last June. In her budget message to the council, dated May 3, the mayor vowed to continue prioritizing investments in public safety, infrastructure, parks and affordable housing.
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 Co NYSE:SOView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for SO with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting SO. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $2.97 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold SO are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS MarkitThere is no PMI sector data available for this security. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. SO credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last three years and indicate the market's continued positive perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
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, ...
How Utility Stocks Fared Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ price targetsSouthern Company (SO) stock received a flurry of target price increases last week. UBS raised SO’s target price from $54 to $56, JPMorgan Chase raised it to $51
How Utility Stocks Fared Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Chart indicatorsThe Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) closed at $58.30 last week, marginally above its 50-day average, 6% above its 200-day moving average, and close to its all-time
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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.