SO - The Southern Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
51.96
-0.20 (-0.38%)
At close: 4:01PM EDT

51.96 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:58PM EDT

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Previous Close52.16
Open52.09
Bid51.95 x 900
Ask51.96 x 1800
Day's Range51.90 - 52.44
52 Week Range42.42 - 52.98
Volume3,331,950
Avg. Volume4,788,762
Market Cap54.082B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.30
PE Ratio (TTM)23.94
EPS (TTM)2.17
Earnings DateMay 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.40 (4.64%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-15
1y Target Est50.84
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  • Georgia Power names David Poroch executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer
    PR Newswire14 minutes ago

    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 Newswire4 hours ago

    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.

  • Utilities and Broader Markets: Comparing the Implied Volatility
    Market Realistyesterday

    Utilities and Broader Markets: Comparing the Implied Volatility

    How Are Utility Stocks Placed for the Future?(Continued from Prior Part)Implied volatility On April 12, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) witnessed an implied volatility of 11%, which was marginally lower than its 15-day average. Recently,

  • Southern Company: Analyst Views’ and Target Prices
    Market Realistyesterday

    Southern Company: Analyst Views’ and Target Prices

    Southern Company: Analyzing Its Dividends(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ target prices Among the 18 analysts tracking Southern Company, 11 recommended a “hold,” two recommended a “buy,” one recommended a “strong sell,” and four

  • Southern Company’s Valuation and Recent Performance
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Southern Company’s Valuation and Recent Performance

    Southern Company: Analyzing Its Dividends(Continued from Prior Part)Total returns Southern Company’s (SO) superior yield and long dividend history wane when it comes to total returns. Southern Company has drastically lagged its peers in terms of

  • Southern Company’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Southern Company’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest

    Southern Company: Analyzing Its Dividends(Continued from Prior Part)Chart indicatorsSouthern Company (SO) stock has shown an impressive rally in the last few months. The stock hit a new 52-week high of $52.8 on April 15. Southern Company has risen

  • XLU: Where Utility Stocks Might Go from Here
    Market Realist2 days ago

    XLU: Where Utility Stocks Might Go from Here

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  • Southern Company: Analyzing Its Dividends
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Southern Company: Analyzing Its Dividends

    Southern Company: Analyzing Its DividendsSouthern Company’s dividendSouthern Company (SO) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share, which implies an annualized dividend of $2.48 per share. The dividend increased 3.3% compared to its

  • How Utility Stocks Are Placed for the Future
    Market Realist2 days ago

    How Utility Stocks Are Placed for the Future

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  • Factors That Make Southern Company an Enticing Stock Now
    Zacks2 days ago

    Factors That Make Southern Company an Enticing Stock Now

    Southern Company (SO) is riding high on its strategic strides, splendid earnings surprise record and impressive dividend payouts.

  • Southern Company increases dividend for 18th consecutive year; annualized rate goes to $2.48 per share
    PR Newswire3 days ago

    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 Newswire3 days ago

    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.

  • How Did The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) 7.8% ROE Fare Against The Industry?
    Simply Wall St.3 days ago

    How Did The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) 7.8% ROE Fare Against The Industry?

    One of the best investments we can make is in our own knowledge and skill set. With that in mind, this article will work through how we can use Return On Equity (ROE) to better understand a business. To keep the lesson grounded in...

  • Southern Co. (SO) Stock Moves 0.68%: What You Should Know
    Zacks7 days ago

    Southern Co. (SO) Stock Moves 0.68%: What You Should Know

    In the latest trading session, Southern Co. (SO) closed at $52.12, marking a +0.68% move from the previous day.

  • Comparing Sempra Energy’s Dividend Profile with Its Peers
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Comparing Sempra Energy’s Dividend Profile with Its Peers

    How's Sempra Energy Placed Compared to Its Peers?(Continued from Prior Part)Dividend yieldCurrently, Sempra Energy (SRE) stock offers a dividend yield of 3%, which is in line with the industry average. The company’s five-year historical average

  • PR Newswire8 days ago

    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 ...

  • Analysts’ Target Prices for Top Utility Stocks
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Analysts’ Target Prices for Top Utility Stocks

    Why Did Utilities Fall for the Second Consecutive Week?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ target prices Let’s take a look at the target prices for the top utility gainers in 2019. Southern Company (SO) stock offers an estimated downside of

  • XLU: Comparing Utility Stocks’ Implied Volatility Levels
    Market Realist9 days ago

    XLU: Comparing Utility Stocks’ Implied Volatility Levels

    Why Did Utilities Fall for the Second Consecutive Week?(Continued from Prior Part)Implied volatilityOn April 5, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) had an implied volatility of 11%, which is marginally lower than its 15-day average. In

  • Analyzing Utility Stocks’ Current Valuation
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Analyzing Utility Stocks’ Current Valuation

    Why Did Utilities Fall for the Second Consecutive Week?(Continued from Prior Part)ValuationMany top utility stocks are trading at a decade high. They’re trading more than 17x their forward earnings and higher than their historical average

  • American City Business Journals9 days ago

    Southern Co. CEO pays $5.3M for nearly 3-acre lakeside Buckhead estate (Photos)

    Thomas Fanning bought 1325 Monte Carlo Drive in Atlanta's prestigious 30327 ZIP code on March 29, according to property records.

  • XLU: Top Utility Gains and Losses in 2019
    Market Realist10 days ago

    XLU: Top Utility Gains and Losses in 2019

    Why Did Utilities Fall for the Second Consecutive Week?(Continued from Prior Part)Top gains in 2019 Now, we’ll discuss the top utility gainers this year. AES (AES) stock tops the list with more than a 27% gain year-to-date. The company’s earnings

  • Utility Stocks: What Do the Chart Indicators Suggest?
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Utility Stocks: What Do the Chart Indicators Suggest?

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  • Georgia Power, Georgia DOT encourage drivers to be road work aware
    PR Newswire10 days ago

    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.

  • Why Southern Company Isn't Excited About Renewable Power
    Motley Fool12 days ago

    Why Southern Company Isn't Excited About Renewable Power

    As utility companies continue to build out renewable businesses, Southern Company is starting to pull back in the space -- why?

  • Cyber-warfare is an ‘existential threat’ to national security: Southern Company CEO
    Fox Business Videos12 days ago

    Cyber-warfare is an ‘existential threat’ to national security: Southern Company CEO

    Southern Company Chairman and CEO Tom Fanning explains why he believes that cyber-warfare represents one of the biggest existential threats to national security in the U.S.