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Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

$70.60
-0.02 (-0.03%)
(As of 06/29/2022 12:16 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$70.34
$71.30
50-Day Range
$65.39
$76.50
52-Week Range
$60.12
$77.24
Volume
99,795 shs
Average Volume
5.72 million shs
Market Capitalization
$75.01 billion
P/E Ratio
32.69
Dividend Yield
3.87%
Price Target
$72.88
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SO Stock Forecast (MarketRank)

Overall MarketRank

2.55 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

30th out of 123 stocks

Electric Services Industry

11th out of 58 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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About Southern (NYSE:SO)

The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates through Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services segments. The company also develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects 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. In addition, it owns and/or operates 30 hydroelectric generating stations, 24 fossil fuel generating stations, three nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 45 solar facilities, 15 wind facilities, one fuel cell facility, and four battery storage facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 76,289 miles of natural gas pipelines and 14 storage facilities with total capacity of 157 Bcf to provide natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company serves approximately 8.7 million electric and gas utility customers. Further, the company offers digital wireless communications and fiber optics services. The Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electric services
Sub-Industry
Electric Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
84258710
Employees
27,300
Year Founded
1945

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
4/28/2022
Ex-Dividend for 6/6 Dividend
5/13/2022
Dividend Payable
6/06/2022
Today
6/29/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/04/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$72.88
High Stock Price Forecast
$80.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$66.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+3.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2
Research Coverage
10 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.41 billion
Pretax Margin
10.24%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$23.11 billion
Cash Flow
$7.24 per share
Book Value
$30.45 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,062,525,000
Free Float
1,058,594,000
Market Cap
$75.01 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.48

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Southern Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Southern stock right now?

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Southern stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Southern's stock price forecast for 2022?

10 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Southern's shares. Their SO stock forecasts range from $66.00 to $80.00. On average, they expect Southern's share price to reach $72.88 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.5% from the stock's current price.
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How has Southern's stock performed in 2022?

Southern's stock was trading at $68.58 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, SO shares have increased by 2.7% and is now trading at $70.41.
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When is Southern's next earnings date?

Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 4th 2022.
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How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April, 28th. The utilities provider reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.06. The utilities provider earned $6.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.93 billion. Southern had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.35% and a net margin of 10.09%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.98 EPS.
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How often does Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southern?

Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.68 per share on Monday, June 6th. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 13th. This is a boost from Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.66.
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Is Southern a good dividend stock?

Southern(NYSE:SO) pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.87%. Southern has been increasing its dividend for 22 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Southern is 125.93%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 71.96% next year. This indicates that Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southern issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 9th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.50-$3.60 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.55. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

Who are Southern's key executives?

Southern's management team includes the following people:

What is Thomas A. Fanning's approval rating as Southern's CEO?

235 employees have rated Southern CEO Thomas A. Fanning on Glassdoor.com. Thomas A. Fanning has an approval rating of 85% among Southern's employees.

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).

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.63%), BlackRock Inc. (6.54%), State Street Corp (5.90%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.76%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.07%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.05%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Anthony L Wilson, Bryan D Anderson, Bryan D Anderson, Christopher C Womack, Christopher C Womack, Christopher Cummiskey, Daniel S Tucker, David J Grain, Ernest J Moniz, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Martin Bernard Davis, Stan W Connally, Stephen E Kuczynski, Stephen E Kuczynski and Thomas A Fanning.
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Which institutional investors are selling Southern stock?

SO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., ClearBridge Investments Ltd, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Federated Hermes Inc., Capital Research Global Investors, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last two years include Ann P Daiss, Bryan D Anderson, Christopher C Womack, Christopher Cummiskey, Daniel S Tucker, David J Grain, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Martin Bernard Davis, and Stephen E Kuczynski.
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Which institutional investors are buying Southern stock?

SO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ensign Peak Advisors Inc, Verity Asset Management Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Swiss National Bank, Victory Capital Management Inc., and Royal London Asset Management Ltd..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Southern's stock price today?

One share of SO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $70.41.

How much money does Southern make?

Southern (NYSE:SO) has a market capitalization of $74.81 billion and generates $23.11 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.41 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.159990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southern have?

Southern employs 27,300 workers across the globe.

Does Southern have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Southern: AGL Resources, Adobe Solar LLC, Alabama Power, Alabama Power Capital Trust V, Alabama Property Company, Apex Nevada Solar LLC, Atlanta Gas Light Company, BNB Lamesa Solar LLC, BSP Holding Company LLC (4), Bethel Wind Farm Class B Holdings LLC, Bethel Wind Farm Holdings LLC, Bethel Wind Farm LLC, Blackwell Solar Holdings LLC, Blackwell Solar LLC, Boulder Solar Power LLC, Boulder Solar Power Parent LLC, Cactus Flats Holdings LLC (10), Calipatria LLC, Campo Verde Solar LLC, Desert Stateline Holdings LLC (5), Desert Stateline LLC, East Pecos Solar LLC, Evergreen Enterprise Holdings LLC, Georgia Natural Gas Company, Georgia Power Company, Grant County Interconnect LLC (7), Grant Plains Wind LLC, Grant Wind LLC, Granville Solar LLC, Kay Wind LLC, Lost Hills Blackwell Holdings LLC (4), Lost Hills Solar Holdco LLC, Lost Hills Solar LLC, Macho Springs Solar 2 LLC, Macho Springs Solar LLC, Mankato Energy Center II LLC, Mankato Energy Center LLC, Mississippi Power Company, Morelos Solar LLC, NS Solar Holdings LLC (4), Nacogdoches Power LLC, North Star Solar LLC, Northern Illinois Gas Company (12), Ottawa Acquisition LLC, Parrey Holding Company LLC (4), Parrey LLC, Parrey Parent LLC, Passadumkeag Windpark LLC, Piedmont-Forrest Corporation, PowerSecure International Inc, RE Garland A LLC, RE Garland Holdings LLC, RE Garland LLC, RE Gaskell West 1 LLC, RE Roserock Holdings LLC (2), RE Roserock LLC, RE Silverlake Holdings LLC (4), RE Tranquillity BAAH LLC, RE Tranquillity Holdings LLC (4), RE Tranquillity LLC, Reading Wind Energy LLC, Rutherford Farm LLC, SG2 Holdings LLC (4), SG2 Imperial Valley LLC, SP Butler Solar Farm LLC, SP Butler Solar LLC, SP Cactus Flats Class B Holdings LLC, SP Cactus Flats Wind Energy LLC, SP Cimarron Capital LLC, SP Cimarron I LLC, SP Decatur County Solar LLC, SP Decatur Parkway Solar LLC, SP Gaskell West 1 Class B Holdings LLC, SP Gaskell West 1 Holdings LLC (9), SP Pawpaw Solar LLC, SP Sandhills Solar LLC, SP Solar Farms LLC, SP Solar GP Inc., SP Solar Holdings I LP (3), SP TEP Class B Holdings I Inc., SP TEP Formations Inc., SP Wind Development Holdings LLC, SP Wind Holdings II LLC (6), SP Wind Holdings LLC, SPR Development Holdings LLC (11), Salt Fork Wind LLC, Sequent LLC, SouthStar Energy Services LLC, Southern Company Gas, Southern Company Gas Capital Corporation, Southern Company Gas Investments Inc., Southern Company Gas Investments Inc., Southern Company Gas Pipeline Holdings LLC, Southern Electric Generating Company, Southern Power Company, Southern Renewable Energy Inc., Southern Renewable Partnerships LLC, Spectrum Nevada Solar LLC, The Southern Company, Tyler Bluff Wind Project LLC, WWH LLC (8), Wake Wind Class B Holdings LLC, Wake Wind Energy LLC, Wake Wind Holdings LLC, and Wildhorse Wind Energy LLC.
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When was Southern founded?

Southern was founded in 1945.

How can I contact Southern?

Southern's mailing address is 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard N.W., Atlanta GA, 30308. The official website for Southern is www.southerncompany.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (404) 506-5000, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 404-506-0344.

This page (NYSE:SO) was last updated on 6/29/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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