NYSE:SO - Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$51.88 +0.31 (+0.60 %)
(As of 03/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$51.88
Today's Range$51.56 - $52.31
52-Week Range$42.42 - $52.31
Volume6.06 million shs
Average Volume4.99 million shs
Market Capitalization$53.67 billion
P/E Ratio16.90
Dividend Yield4.63%
Beta0.19
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP84258710
Phone404-506-5000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.50 billion
Cash Flow$6.4931 per share
Book Value$28.22 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.24 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees29,192
Outstanding Shares1,034,560,000
Market Cap$53.67 billion
Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Southern (NYSE:SO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southern's stock symbol?

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

How often does Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southern?

Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Wednesday, March 6th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.63%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 15th. View Southern's Dividend History.

How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 20th. The utilities provider reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.88 billion. Southern had a net margin of 9.54% and a return on equity of 11.39%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS. View Southern's Earnings History.

When is Southern's next earnings date?

Southern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southern.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

14 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Southern's stock. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $52.00. On average, they expect Southern's share price to reach $46.6154 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Southern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southern?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings and 10 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Southern.

Has Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SO stock has trended neutral recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southern earned a news sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the utilities provider a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Southern?

Southern saw a drop in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 15,853,332 shares, a drop of 20.7% from the February 15th total of 19,990,082 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,597,602 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View Southern's Current Options Chain.

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), General Electric (GE), Altria Group (MO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Duke Energy (DUK), The Coca-Cola (KO), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Procter & Gamble (PG).

Who are Southern's key executives?

Southern's management team includes the folowing 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)
  • Ms. Ann P. Daiss, Chief Accounting Officer & Comptroller (Age 51)

Who are Southern's major shareholders?

Southern's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.61%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.78%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.23%), Northern Trust Corp (1.17%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.03%) and FMR LLC (1.01%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Art P Beattie, Christopher C Womack, Henry A Clark III, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Mark Lantrip and William P Bowers. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southern.

Which institutional investors are selling Southern stock?

SO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Millennium Management LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Nomura Holdings Inc. and Hennessy Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Christopher C Womack, Kimberly S Greene, Mark Lantrip and William P Bowers. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern.

Which institutional investors are buying Southern stock?

SO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Geode Capital Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern.

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Southern's stock price today?

One share of SO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.88.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $53.67 billion and generates $23.50 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.24 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.07 on an earnings per share basis. Southern employs 29,192 workers across the globe.

What is Southern's official website?

The official website for Southern is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Southern (NYSE SO)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  417 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  751 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,168
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Southern and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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