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Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.76 (-1.31 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $57.45
50-Day Range
MA: $56.16
52-Week Range
Now: $57.45
Volume4.05 million shs
Average Volume5.02 million shs
Market Capitalization$60.67 billion
P/E Ratio18.65
Dividend Yield4.40%
The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy facilities and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas pipeline investments operations. It owns and/or operates 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 26 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 40 solar facilities, 9 wind facilities, and 1 biomass facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 75,200 miles of natural gas pipelines and 14 storage facilities with total capacity of 158 Bcf to provide natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company serves approximately 9 million electric and gas utility customers. It also provides products and services in the areas of distributed generation infrastructure, energy efficiency, and utility infrastructure. In addition, the company offers digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.02 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.42 billion
Cash Flow$6.21 per share
Book Value$30.28 per share


Net Income$4.75 billion


Outstanding Shares1,056,131,000
Market Cap$60.67 billion
Next Earnings Date2/18/2021 (Estimated)
-0.76 (-1.31 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Southern (NYSE:SO) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Southern's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Southern's stock was trading at $58.18 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SO stock has decreased by 1.3% and is now trading at $57.45.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Southern?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Southern's next earnings date?

Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 18th 2021.
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How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) announced its earnings results on Thursday, October, 29th. The utilities provider reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.02. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.62 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.29 billion. Southern had a return on equity of 10.47% and a net margin of 15.83%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.34 earnings per share.
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How often does Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southern?

Southern announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.64 per share on Monday, December 7th. This represents a $2.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.46%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 13th.
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What guidance has Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southern updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 29th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.10-3.24 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.16.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

15 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $73.00. On average, they anticipate Southern's stock price to reach $62.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% from the stock's current price.
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Who are some of Southern's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Southern own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Southern investors own include AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Duke Energy (DUK), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Coca-Cola (KO), Altria Group (MO) and Chevron (CVX).

Who are Southern's key executives?

Southern's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 62)
  • Mr. Andrew William Evans, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Mr. William Paul Bowers, Exec. VP (Age 63)
  • Mr. Mark A. Crosswhite, Exec. VP (Age 57)
  • Mr. Stephen E. Kuczynski, Chairman of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., CEO & Pres of Southern Nuclear Operating Co. (Age 57)

What is Southern's stock symbol?

Southern trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SO."

Who are Southern's major shareholders?

Southern's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.19%), Prudential PLC (0.14%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.09%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.07%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.07%) and Welch Group LLC (0.06%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Anthony F Earley Jr, Anthony L Wilson, Christopher C Womack, David J Grain, Ernest J Moniz, Henry A Clark III, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Mark A Crosswhite, Mark Lantrip, Stan W Connally, Stephen E Kuczynski, Thomas A Fanning and William P Bowers.
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Which major investors are selling Southern stock?

SO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Railway Pension Investments Ltd, Prudential PLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, LSV Asset Management, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Confluence Investment Management LLC, and Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Anthony L Wilson, Christopher C Womack, David J Grain, James Y Kerr II, Stan W Connally, Stephen E Kuczynski, and Thomas A Fanning.
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Which major investors are buying Southern stock?

SO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Avantax Advisory Services Inc., DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Brookstone Capital Management, Goelzer Investment Management Inc., Cahaba Wealth Management Inc., BOKF NA, Guild Investment Management Inc., and Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc. Company insiders that have bought Southern stock in the last two years include Anthony F Earley Jr, Ernest J Moniz, and Henry A Clark III.
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How do I buy shares of Southern?

Shares of SO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Southern's stock price today?

One share of SO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.45.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $60.67 billion and generates $21.42 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $4.75 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.11 on an earnings per share basis. Southern employs 27,943 workers across the globe.

What is Southern's official website?

The official website for Southern is www.southerncompany.com.

How can I contact Southern?

Southern's mailing address is 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard N.W., Atlanta GA, 30308. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 404-506-5000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 10/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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