NYSE:SO - Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $53.82 +0.38 (+0.71 %) (As of 05/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$53.82Today's Range$53.01 - $54.0052-Week Range$42.42 - $54.28Volume4.85 million shsAverage Volume4.05 million shsMarket Capitalization$55.99 billionP/E Ratio17.53Dividend Yield4.46%Beta0.21 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive SO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric services Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:SO Previous Symbol CUSIP84258710 CIK92122 Webwww.southerncompany.com Phone404-506-5000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.37 Current Ratio0.88 Quick Ratio0.69Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.53 Forward P/E Ratio17.76 P/E Growth3.95 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$23.50 billion Price / Sales2.38 Cash Flow$6.4922 per share Price / Cash Flow8.29 Book Value$29.50 per share Price / Book1.82Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.07 Net Income$2.24 billion Net Margins15.03% Return on Equity10.37% Return on Assets2.61%Miscellaneous Employees29,192 Outstanding Shares1,040,300,000Market Cap$55.99 billion Next Earnings Date8/14/2019 (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 Monday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 20th will be given a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, June 6th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.61%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 17th. This is a boost from Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.60. View Southern's Dividend History. How were Southern's earnings last quarter? Southern Co (NYSE:SO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.70. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.66 billion. Southern had a net margin of 15.03% and a return on equity of 10.37%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.88 earnings per share. View Southern's Earnings History. When is Southern's next earnings date? Southern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southern. What price target have analysts set for SO? 13 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $44.00 to $52.00. On average, they expect Southern's share price to reach $47.1667 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Southern. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southern? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Southern. Has Southern been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about SO stock have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press 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 -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southern earned a daily sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Southern's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Southern include NextEra Energy (NEE), Enel S.p.A. ADS (ENLAY), Dominion Energy (D), American Electric Power (AEP), DTE Energy (DTE), Eversource Energy (ES), FirstEnergy (FE), PPL (PPL), Edison International (EIX), Entergy (ETR), Fortis (FTS), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), Avangrid (AGR), CenterPoint Energy (CNP) and Korea Electric Power (KEP). 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), Duke Energy (DUK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (xom), The Coca-Cola (KO) 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)Mr. Stephen E. Kuczynski, Chairman of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., CEO & Pres of Southern Nuclear Operating Co. (Age 57) 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. (6.59%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.30%), FMR LLC (1.24%), Northern Trust Corp (1.17%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.93%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.87%). 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, Stephen E Kuczynski 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 Morgan Stanley, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Edge Wealth Management LLC, TD Asset Management Inc., Lazard Asset Management LLC and Capital Advisors Inc. OK. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Ann P Daiss, Christopher C Womack, Kimberly S Greene, Mark Lantrip, Stephen E Kuczynski and William P Bowers. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern. Which institutional investors are buying Southern stock? SO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Geode Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, USS Investment Management Ltd, BlackRock Inc. and Reaves W H & Co. 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 $53.82. How big of a company is Southern? Southern has a market capitalization of $55.99 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 ()Outperform Votes: 424 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 759 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,183MarketBeat'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 5/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Trade Deficit Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.