SO - The Southern Company

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
46.03
-0.58 (-1.26%)
As of 2:03PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close46.61
Open46.51
Bid45.98 x 900
Ask45.99 x 4000
Day's Range45.93 - 46.54
52 Week Range42.38 - 53.51
Volume2,918,929
Avg. Volume5,166,254
Market Cap46.676B
Beta-0.01
PE Ratio (TTM)19.92
EPS (TTM)2.31
Earnings DateOct 30, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield2.40 (5.11%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-08-17
1y Target Est46.15
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  • NEE, DUK, SO, D: Analyst Views and Price Targets on Top Utilities
    Market Realist5 hours ago

    NEE, DUK, SO, D: Analyst Views and Price Targets on Top Utilities

    Top utility stock NextEra Energy (NEE) has an estimated upside of 1% based on analysts’ mean target price of $176.81 and its current price of $175.17. Mizuho Securities rated NEE a “buy” and gave a price target of $184 last week. Duke Energy (DUK), the second-largest utility by market capitalization, has a mean target price of $84.60.

  • Are Institutional Investors Bullish on Southern Company?
    Market Realist7 hours ago

    Are Institutional Investors Bullish on Southern Company?

    The Vanguard Group is the largest institutional investor in Georgia-based Southern Company (SO), second-largest regulated utility. Almost all of the top institutional investors increased their stake in Southern Company in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust was among the top sellers in SO in this period.

  • How Top Utility Stocks Are Currently Valued
    Market Realist21 hours ago

    How Top Utility Stocks Are Currently Valued

    Currently, NextEra Energy (NEE), the top rallied stock among utility giants, is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~16x. That’s higher than its five-year average valuation. It’s trading at a PE multiple of 14x.

  • XLU: Why Utilities Continue to Look Strong
    Market Realist23 hours ago

    XLU: Why Utilities Continue to Look Strong

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which is currently at $54.52, is trading 5% above its 50-day and 6% above its 200-day moving averages. The fair premium to both these support levels indicates strength in XLU. These moving averages of $52.04 and $51.45, respectively, are expected to act as a support for XLU in the near future.

  • Georgia Power ups cost estimate of Plant Vogtle by $1.1B
    American City Business Journals23 hours ago

    Georgia Power ups cost estimate of Plant Vogtle by $1.1B

    While Georgia remains in the running for Amazon's second headquarters, Gov. Nathan Deal dropped by Aug. 10 on the grand opening of the shipping giant's fulfillment center in Jackson County.

  • Movers and Shakers from S&P 500 Utilities Last Week
    Market Realistyesterday

    Movers and Shakers from S&P 500 Utilities Last Week

    Turkey troubles fueled a flight to safety among investors, which boosted utilities last week. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), a representative of the S&P 500 Utilities, rose 3%, and the broader markets rose 0.7% during the week. Trade war tensions have influenced the rally in utilities in the last few months. So far this year, the broader utilities have risen ~3%, underperforming the broader markets.

  • Trump to Relax Emission Rules: Will Coal Industry Benefit?
    Zacksyesterday

    Trump to Relax Emission Rules: Will Coal Industry Benefit?

    The plan to overhaul the emission rule is by far going to be President Donald Trump's biggest move to revive the ailing U.S. coal industry.

  • Capitol Vision: Gov. Deal drops by Amazon; Georgia Power raises cost estimate of Plant Vogtle
    American City Business Journals4 days ago

    Capitol Vision: Gov. Deal drops by Amazon; Georgia Power raises cost estimate of Plant Vogtle

    While Georgia remains in the running for Amazon's second headquarters, Gov. Nathan Deal dropped by Aug. 10 on the grand opening of the shipping giant's fulfillment center in Jackson County.

  • New Southern Company Gas CEO creates positions for a pair of executives
    American City Business Journals4 days ago

    New Southern Company Gas CEO creates positions for a pair of executives

    The Southern Co. subsidiary named a new executive vice president and chief external and public affairs officer, plus an executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

  • Southern Company Gas names new executive roles
    PR Newswire4 days ago

    Southern Company Gas names new executive roles

    ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Gas Chairman, President and CEO Kim Greene today announced two new executive roles to the company's management, effective September 1. John Hudson has been named executive vice president and chief external and public affairs officer at Southern Company Gas. In his new role, Hudson will be responsible for External Affairs, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Community Relations, Economic Development and Environmental Affairs.

  • Why 1 Chinese Nuclear Power Plant Is So Important for This U.S. Utility
    Motley Fool5 days ago

    Why 1 Chinese Nuclear Power Plant Is So Important for This U.S. Utility

    What happens in China will have a huge impact on Southern Company, which may not make sense until you dig into the story a little.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: NextEra, Southern, Dominion and Exelon
    Zacks5 days ago

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: NextEra, Southern, Dominion and Exelon

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: NextEra, Southern, Dominion and Exelon

  • Investor's Business Daily6 days ago

    Bears Rip U.S. Stocks On China And Turkey News

    Stocks shifted to a defensive posture Wednesday. Among IBD's 197 industry groups, utilities, food and tobacco advanced. Oil and steel retreated.

  • MarketWatch6 days ago

    Dow utilities surge as high dividend yield, defensive status provide a haven for investors

    MARKET PULSE The utilities sector is among the few bright spots in Wednesday's broad-market selloff, as the sector's defensive nature and high dividend yield is providing a haven for investors.

  • How the Top 4 Large Cap Utility Stocks Fared This Season?
    Zacks6 days ago

    How the Top 4 Large Cap Utility Stocks Fared This Season?

    The four large-cap utility stocks have performed well in the second quarter and have the potential to maintain their performance in the coming quarters.

  • Morningstar6 days ago

    Coal's Future Still Dark

    Cheap natural gas, sluggish power demand, growing renewable energy, and emissions regulations will all continue to crowd out coal as U.S. utilities use more natural gas and renewables for electricity generation through 2025. This year, we have seen more U.S. utilities incorporate renewables and natural gas-fired generation into their long-term resource planning as coal fleets dwindle. The economics of offshore wind energy continue to improve, and two major projects, one off the coast of Massachusetts and another off Rhode Island, were recently selected by state officials to move forward.

  • Moody's7 days ago

    MEAG - PPA Project M Vogtle Nuclear Nuclear Units 3&4 -- Moody's affirms ratings on MEAG Power's Vogtle Project M, P, and J bonds; rating outlooks for all Projects are negative

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the ratings on the revenue bonds issued by Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) for Project M at A2, Project P at Baa2, and Project J at A2, following the recently announced increase in construction and contingency costs relating to the construction of Vogtle Nuclear Units 3 and 4 (Vogtle 3&4). The rating outlook has been revised to negative from stable on Project M and Project P bonds and the negative rating outlook remains on Project J bonds.

  • Moody's7 days ago

    Dalton (City of) GA -- Moody's Affirms Dalton Combined Utilities (GA) A2 rating ; Outlook is stable

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the A2 rating on the City of Dalton, Georgia Combined Utilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2017. The issuer rating of A2 has also been affirmed. Dalton has a 1.6% ownership obligation in the financing of the construction of Vogtle Nuclear Units 3 and 4.

  • 2 Days Left To Cash In On The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Dividend, Is It Worth Buying?
    Simply Wall St.7 days ago

    2 Days Left To Cash In On The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Dividend, Is It Worth Buying?

    Have you been keeping an eye on The Southern Company’s (NYSE:SO) upcoming dividend of US$0.60 per share payable on the 06 September 2018? Then you only have 2 days leftRead More...

  • Moody's7 days ago

    Georgia Power Company -- Moody's upgrades Georgia Power's short-term industrial revenue bond rating to VMIG 2 from VMIG 3

    Moody's Investors Service, (Moody's) upgraded the short-term industrial revenue bond rating of Georgia Power Company (Georgia Power) to VMIG 2 from VMIG 3 (on review for downgrade). There are no changes to Georgia Power's long-term ratings, including its Baa1 Issuer Rating, Baa1 senior unsecured rating, and Baa2 junior subordinated rating, which are on review for downgrade. Due to a mapping error in that earlier rating action, the short-term rating was mistakenly downgraded to VMIG 3 in conjunction with a downgrade of Georgia Power's long-term rating to Baa1.

  • Moody's7 days ago

    Chatom (Town of) AL, Ind. Dev. Board -- Moody's changes PowerSouth Energy Cooperative's outlook to negative from stable; affirms existing ratings at A3 for senior secured obligations

    Moody's Investors Service today revised the rating outlook for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative (PowerSouth) to negative from stable. Moody's concurrently affirmed the A3 underlying rating for PowerSouth's Gulf Opportunity Zone Refunding Bonds, Series 2010A, which were issued by The Industrial Development Board of the Town of Chatom on behalf of PowerSouth and are senior secured obligations of PowerSouth under the cooperative's mortgage indenture. Additionally, Moody's affirmed PowerSouth's senior unsecured issuer rating at Baa1.

  • Top Utility Stocks Received a Target Price Change Last Week
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Top Utility Stocks Received a Target Price Change Last Week

    Southern Company (SO) stock corrected ~6% last week. Southern Company has a mean target price of $46.1—compared to its current market price of $46.1, which indicates flattish movement for the next year. Brokerages lowered Southern Company’s target price after its second-quarter earnings. Barclays cut Southern Company’s target price from $51 to $48 and lowered its rating from “overweight” to “equal weight.” J.P. Morgan lowered Southern Company’s target price from $46 to $45 on August 9. ...

  • NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Market Performance and Valuation
    Market Realist7 days ago

    NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Market Performance and Valuation

    NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest component of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), is one of the top-rallied stocks among its peers. So far, the stock has risen 10% in 2018 and notably beat broader utilities. Currently, NextEra Energy is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~16x—higher than its five-year average valuation. NextEra Energy is trading at a PE multiple of 14x.

  • Moody's8 days ago

    Appling County Development Authority, GA -- Moody's changes Oglethorpe Power's outlook to negative from stable and affirms existing ratings

    Moody's Investors Service changed the rating outlook for Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) to negative from stable and concurrently affirmed OPC's ratings, including its senior secured first mortgage bonds and senior secured tax-exempt revenue bonds at Baa1, issuer rating at Baa2 and short-term rating for commercial paper at P-2.

  • Utility Stocks Could Continue to Recover
    Market Realist8 days ago

    Utility Stocks Could Continue to Recover

    Utilities are one of the most vulnerable sectors to rising interest rates. Utilities have been on a notable uptrend in the last few weeks. In fact, utilities (IDU) gained momentum after the Fed delivered a rate hike in June. Currently, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is trading 3% above its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels. The premium against both of these support levels indicates strength in XLU. The moving average level around $51.5 will likely act as a support for XLU in the short term. XLU closed at $53.0 on August 10.