The Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.63 (-0.95 %)
(As of 09/16/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume3.85 million shs
Average Volume4.00 million shs
Market Capitalization$69.23 billion
P/E Ratio22.01
Dividend Yield4.00%
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About The Southern

The Southern Co. is a holding company. The firm engages in the 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.


The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Insider Sells $3,476,370.69 in Stock
The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Insider Sells $3,476,370.69 in Stock
September 8, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
The Southern (NYSE:SO) Reaches New 1-Year High at $67.46
The Southern (NYSE:SO) Reaches New 1-Year High at $67.46
September 8, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
The Southern (NYSE:SO) Upgraded to Buy at Guggenheim
The Southern (NYSE:SO) Upgraded to Buy at Guggenheim
September 7, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) EVP Sells $98,955.00 in Stock
The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) EVP Sells $98,955.00 in Stock
September 2, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
The Southern (NYSE:SO) Given New $60.00 Price Target at Mizuho
The Southern (NYSE:SO) Given New $60.00 Price Target at Mizuho
August 30, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Recap: Southern Q4 Earnings
Recap: Southern Q4 Earnings
February 18, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
The Southern Co. to Host Earnings Call
The Southern Co. to Host Earnings Call
February 18, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Calculating The Fair Value Of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)
Calculating The Fair Value Of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)
February 12, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
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1.92 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

72nd out of 122 stocks

Electric Services Industry

31st out of 54 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 3.6Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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The Southern (NYSE:SO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Southern a buy right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Southern in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 1 hold rating and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" The 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than The Southern?

Wall Street analysts have given The Southern a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but The Southern wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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When is The Southern's next earnings date?

The Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 4th 2021.
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How were The Southern's earnings last quarter?

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) released its earnings results on Thursday, July, 29th. The utilities provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.05. The utilities provider earned $5.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5 billion. The Southern had a net margin of 14.47% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.43%.
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How has The Southern's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

The Southern's stock was trading at $58.18 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SO stock has increased by 12.4% and is now trading at $65.38.
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How often does The Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Southern?

The Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 19th. Investors of record on Monday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.66 per share on Tuesday, September 7th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 13th.
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Is The Southern a good dividend stock?

The Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.00%. SO has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio of The Southern is 81.23%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, The Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 74.37% next year. This indicates that The Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has The Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Southern updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.250-$3.350 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.320. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

12 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for The Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $60.00 to $76.00. On average, they anticipate The Southern's stock price to reach $69.17 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.8% from the stock's current price.
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Who are The Southern's key executives?

The Southern's management team includes the following people:
  • Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Stan Connally, Executive Vice President-Operations
  • Daniel S. Tucker, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Martin Bernard Davis, Chief Information Officer
  • Mark Berry, Head-Research & Development

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

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

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What other stocks do shareholders of The Southern own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other The Southern investors own include AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Duke Energy (DUK), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), The Coca-Cola (KO), Altria Group (MO) and Chevron (CVX).

What is The Southern's stock symbol?

The Southern trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SO."

Who are The Southern's major shareholders?

The Southern's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.52%), BlackRock Inc. (7.09%), State Street Corp (4.91%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (3.40%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.95%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (2.70%). Company insiders that own The Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Anthony L Wilson, Bryan D Anderson, Christopher C Womack, Christopher Cummiskey, David J Grain, Ernest J Moniz, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Martin Bernard Davis, Stan W Connally, Stephen E Kuczynski and Thomas A Fanning.
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Which institutional investors are selling The Southern stock?

SO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Franklin Resources Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, GSB Wealth Management LLC, Swiss National Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Company insiders that have sold The Southern company stock in the last year include Ann P Daiss, Bryan D Anderson, Christopher C Womack, Christopher Cummiskey, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Martin Bernard Davis, and Stephen E Kuczynski.
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Which institutional investors are buying The Southern stock?

SO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Invesco Ltd., FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., and Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC.
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How do I buy shares of The 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 The Southern's stock price today?

One share of SO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $65.38.

How much money does The Southern make?

The Southern has a market capitalization of $69.23 billion and generates $20.38 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $3.13 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.25 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does The Southern have?

The Southern employs 27,700 workers across the globe.

Does The Southern have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of The 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.

When was The Southern founded?

The Southern was founded in 1945.

What is The Southern's official website?

The official website for The Southern is www.southerncompany.com.

Where are The Southern's headquarters?

The Southern is headquartered at 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard N.W., Atlanta GA, 30308.

How can I contact The Southern?

The 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]

This page was last updated on 9/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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