NYSE:SO - Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $50.37 +0.15 (+0.30 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$50.22Today's Range$49.69 - $50.5452-Week Range$42.42 - $50.54Volume7.25 million shsAverage Volume5.38 million shsMarket Capitalization$51.83 billionP/E Ratio16.41Dividend Yield4.78%Beta0.19 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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. 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. 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.southernco.com Phone404-506-5000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.48 Current Ratio0.72 Quick Ratio0.58Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.41 Forward P/E Ratio16.73 P/E Growth3.67 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$23.50 billion Price / Sales2.21 Cash Flow$6.1577 per share Price / Cash Flow8.18 Book Value$24.08 per share Price / Book2.09Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.07 Net Income$880 million Net Margins9.54% Return on Equity11.61% Return on Assets2.79%Miscellaneous Employees31,344 Outstanding Shares1,028,889,000Market Cap$51.83 billion Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Wednesday, March 6th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 15th. 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 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.88 billion. Southern had a return on equity of 11.61% and a net margin of 9.54%. Southern's revenue was down 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $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. What price target have analysts set for SO? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Southern's stock. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Southern's share price to reach $46.2308 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Southern. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southern? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 4 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? News articles about SO stock have trended positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southern earned a news impact score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. 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), CLP (CLPHY), PPL (PPL), Eversource Energy (ES), DTE Energy (DTE), FirstEnergy (FE), Edison International (EIX), Korea Electric Power (KEP), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), Entergy (ETR), SSE PLC/S (SSEZY) and CenterPoint Energy (CNP). 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), The Coca-Cola (KO), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM) 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)Ms. Ann P. Daiss, Chief Accounting Officer & Comptroller (Age 51) Who are Southern's major shareholders? Southern's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.61%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.78%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.24%), Northern Trust Corp (1.17%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.03%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.77%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Art P Beattie, Christopher C Womack, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, 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 Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Millennium Management LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Nomura Holdings Inc. and Hennessy Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Christopher C Womack, Kimberly S Greene, Mark Lantrip and William P Bowers. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern. Which major investors are buying Southern stock? SO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Geode Capital Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Northern Trust Corp and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. 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 $50.37. How big of a company is Southern? Southern has a market capitalization of $51.83 billion and generates $23.50 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $880 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.07 on an earnings per share basis. Southern employs 31,344 workers across the globe. What is Southern's official website? The official website for Southern is http://www.southernco.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: 409 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 743 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,152MarketBeat'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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Net Asset Value (NAV)?