NYSE:SO - Southern Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$47.81 +0.26 (+0.55 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 09:50 AM ET)
Previous Close$47.55
Today's Range$47.60 - $47.83
52-Week Range$42.38 - $53.51
Volume80,167 shs
Average Volume4.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$48.20 billion
P/E Ratio15.83
Dividend Yield5.04%
Southern logoThe Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. 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, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas midstream operations. It owns and/or operates 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 29 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 15 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 35 solar facilities, 8 wind facilities, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 82,000 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 has 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.71
Current Ratio0.70
Quick Ratio0.55


Trailing P/E Ratio15.83
Forward P/E Ratio16.49
P/E Growth3.65

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.03 billion
Price / Sales2.10
Cash Flow$6.4696 per share
Price / Cash7.39
Book Value$24.08 per share
Price / Book1.99


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.02
Net Income$880 million
Net Margins4.88%
Return on Equity12.97%
Return on Assets2.95%


Outstanding Shares1,011,630,000
Market Cap$48,203.91

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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, July 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Thursday, September 6th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 17th. View Southern's Dividend History.

How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.04. The utilities provider earned $6.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.98 billion. Southern had a net margin of 4.88% and a return on equity of 12.97%. The company's revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.66 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, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Southern.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

15 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Southern's stock. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $56.00. On average, they expect Southern's stock price to reach $48.0385 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Southern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southern?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

Who are some of Southern's key competitors?

Who are Southern's key executives?

Southern's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Arthur P. Beattie, Exec. VP, CFO & Chief Risk Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. William Paul Bowers, Exec. VP (Age 62)
  • Mr. Mark A. Crosswhite, Exec. VP (Age 56)
  • Mr. Andrew William Evans, Exec. VP (Age 51)

Has Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about SO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.76 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are Southern's major shareholders?

Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.22%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.22%), Hexavest Inc. (0.09%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%) and Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Art P Beattie, Christopher C Womack, James Y Kerr II, Mark A Crosswhite, Mark Lantrip, Stan W Connally and William P Bowers. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southern.

Which major investors are selling Southern stock?

SO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Rockland Trust Co., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Park National Corp OH, Reilly Financial Advisors LLC, Prospera Financial Services Inc, Signature Wealth Management Group and Rand Wealth LLC. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Ann P Daiss, Art P Beattie, Christopher C Womack, James Y Kerr II and William P Bowers. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern.

Which major investors are buying Southern stock?

SO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sabal Trust CO, Bank of Montreal Can, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Capital Investment Advisors LLC, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd and IFM Investors Pty Ltd. 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 $47.77.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $48.20 billion and generates $23.03 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $880 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.02 on an earnings per share basis. Southern employs 31,344 workers across the globe.

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:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  321 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  643 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  964
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 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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