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

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$52.44 +0.21 (+0.40 %)
(As of 04/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$52.23
Today's Range$51.90 - $52.63
52-Week Range$42.42 - $52.98
Volume2.71 million shs
Average Volume4.88 million shs
Market Capitalization$54.58 billion
P/E Ratio17.08
Dividend Yield4.60%
Beta0.2
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$6.5632 per share
Book Value$28.22 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.24 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees29,192
Outstanding Shares1,040,833,000
Market Cap$54.58 billion
Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Confirmed)
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 4.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 17th. This is an increase 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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 20th. The utilities provider reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The utilities provider earned $5.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.88 billion. Southern had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 9.54%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.51 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, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southern.

How can I listen to Southern's earnings call?

Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, May 1st at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Southern's stock. Their predictions 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 10.1%. 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 3 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 stories about SO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Southern earned a media sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

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), Duke Energy (DUK), Altria Group (MO), 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.21%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.09%), Strs Ohio (0.06%), USS Investment Management Ltd (0.06%), Welch Group LLC (0.06%) and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. (0.05%). 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 Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Edge Wealth Management LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Hayden Royal LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Camelot Portfolios LLC and Cahaba Wealth Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including USS Investment Management Ltd, Pacer Advisors Inc., Steinberg Global Asset Management, CWM LLC, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Strs Ohio and Exane Derivatives. 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 $52.44.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $54.58 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:  419 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  755 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,174
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 4/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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