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Southern - SO Stock Forecast, Price & News

$68.13
-0.73 (-1.06%)
(As of 02/2/2023 09:35 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$68.04
$68.79
50-Day Range
$65.73
$72.51
52-Week Range
$58.85
$80.57
Volume
127,002 shs
Average Volume
3.66 million shs
Market Capitalization
$74.17 billion
P/E Ratio
21.56
Dividend Yield
4.02%
Price Target
$71.85

Southern MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.07 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.5% Upside
$71.85 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.00% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-5.80
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.43mentions of Southern in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.13 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
2.51%
From $3.58 to $3.67 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.49 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

25th out of 84 stocks

Electric Services Industry

16th out of 41 stocks


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About Southern (NYSE:SO) Stock

The Southern Co is a holding company, which engages in the generation and sale of electricity. It operates through the following segments: Traditional Electric Operating Companies, Southern Power and Southern Company Gas. The Traditional Electric Operating Companies segment refers to vertically integrated utilities that own generation, transmission and distribution facilities, and supplies electric services in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The Southern Power segment constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets such as renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market. The Southern Company Gas segment distributes natural gas through natural gas distribution facilities in the states of Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. The company was founded on November 9, 1945, and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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SO Stock News Headlines

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SO Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/04/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/6 Dividend
11/18/2022
Dividend Payable
12/06/2022
Today
2/02/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/16/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/6 Dividend
2/17/2023
Dividend Payable
3/06/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$71.85
High Stock Price Forecast
$87.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$59.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+5.5%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.07
Research Coverage
14 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.41 billion
Pretax Margin
13.90%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$23.11 billion
Cash Flow
$7.21 per share
Book Value
$30.45 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,088,670,000
Free Float
1,084,645,000
Market Cap
$74.17 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.48

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Key Executives

  • Thomas A. FanningThomas A. Fanning
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Robin B. Boren
    President
  • Stan ConnallyStan Connally
    Executive Vice President-Operations
  • Daniel S. TuckerDaniel S. Tucker
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Martin Bernard DavisMartin Bernard Davis
    Chief Information Officer & Executive VP













SO Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Southern stock right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" SO shares. 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 2023?

14 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Southern's stock. Their SO share price forecasts range from $59.00 to $87.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $71.85 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have SO shares performed in 2023?

Southern's stock was trading at $71.41 at the start of the year. Since then, SO stock has decreased by 3.6% and is now trading at $68.86.
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When is Southern's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 16th 2023.
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How can I listen to Southern's earnings call?

Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 16th at 1:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 4th. The utilities provider reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $6.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.15 billion. Southern had a net margin of 12.52% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.21%. Southern's revenue was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.22 EPS.
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How often does Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southern?

Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.68 per share on Monday, March 6th. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.95%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 17th.
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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 4.03%. SO has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 21 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 86.08%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, SO will have a dividend payout ratio of 74.11% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southern updated its fourth quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.23-$0.23 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.25. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

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

235 employees have rated Southern Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Fanning on Glassdoor.com. Thomas A. Fanning has an approval rating of 85% among the company'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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.30%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.20%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.18%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.17%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%) and Stonegate Investment Group LLC (0.07%). Insiders that own company stock include Ann P Daiss, 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, Stephen E Kuczynski and Stephen E Kuczynski.
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How do I buy shares of Southern?

Shares of SO stock 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 $68.86.

How much money does Southern make?

Southern (NYSE:SO) has a market capitalization of $74.97 billion and generates $23.11 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.41 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.16 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southern have?

The company 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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How can I contact Southern?

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

This page (NYSE:SO) was last updated on 2/2/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff