NYSE:SO - Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $48.93 +0.37 (+0.76 %) (As of 02/19/2019 03:33 PM ET)Previous Close$48.56Today's Range$48.42 - $48.9452-Week Range$42.38 - $49.62Volume253,064 shsAverage Volume5.06 million shsMarket Capitalization$50.34 billionP/E Ratio16.20Dividend Yield4.88%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 Webwww.southernco.com Phone404-506-5000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.48 Current Ratio0.72 Quick Ratio0.58Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.20 Forward P/E Ratio16.10 P/E Growth3.63 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$23.03 billion Price / Sales2.19 Cash Flow$6.4128 per share Price / Cash Flow7.63 Book Value$24.08 per share Price / Book2.03Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.02 Net Income$880 million Net Margins10.35% Return on Equity12.88% Return on Assets3.02%Miscellaneous Employees31,344 Outstanding Shares1,028,889,000Market Cap$50.34 billion 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. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 19th will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share on Wednesday, March 6th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.91%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 15th. View Southern's Dividend History. How were Southern's earnings last quarter? Southern Co (NYSE:SO) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The utilities provider reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.11. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.28 billion. Southern had a net margin of 10.35% and a return on equity of 12.88%. The business's revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.73 EPS. View Southern's Earnings History. When is Southern's next earnings date? Southern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 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, February 20th 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? 14 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $44.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Southern's stock price to reach $46.2308 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.5%. 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? Media headlines about SO stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 coverage optimism score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. 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), Eversource Energy (ES), PPL (PPL), DTE Energy (DTE), FirstEnergy (FE), Edison International (EIX), Korea Electric Power (KEP), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), Entergy (ETR), SSE PLC/S (SSEZY) and Avangrid (AGR). 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 institutional and retail 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 institutional 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 institutional investors are buying Southern stock? SO stock was bought 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 $48.91. How big of a company is Southern? Southern has a market capitalization of $50.32 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. 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: 742 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,151MarketBeat'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. 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