NYSE:SO - Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$47.07 +0.20 (+0.43 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 03:22 AM ET)
Previous Close$46.87
Today's Range$46.63 - $47.11
52-Week Range$42.38 - $49.43
Volume3.58 million shs
Average Volume5.98 million shs
Market Capitalization$48.14 billion
P/E Ratio15.59
Dividend Yield5.18%
Beta0.07
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP84258710
Phone404-506-5000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.03 billion
Cash Flow$6.4924 per share
Book Value$24.08 per share

Profitability

Net Income$880 million

Miscellaneous

Employees31,344
Outstanding Shares1,028,890,000
Market Cap$48.14 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.10%. View Southern's Dividend History.

How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The utilities provider reported $1.14 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.07. The utilities provider had revenue of $6.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.68 billion. Southern had a return on equity of 12.88% and a net margin of 10.35%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.12 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.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

14 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $44.00 to $49.00. On average, they expect Southern's stock price to reach $45.8462 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.6%. 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 5 sell ratings and 9 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 stories about SO stock have been trending neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southern earned a news impact score of 0.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Southern's key competitors?

Who are Southern's key executives?

Southern's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Andrew William Evans, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. William Paul Bowers, Exec. VP (Age 62)
  • Mr. Mark A. Crosswhite, Exec. VP (Age 56)
  • Mr. Arthur P. Beattie, Consultant (Age 64)

Who are Southern's major shareholders?

Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.22%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.09%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.07%), Welch Group LLC (0.06%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%) and Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). 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 Hennessy Advisors Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Cullinan Associates Inc., Cahaba Wealth Management Inc., Welch Group LLC, Thomasville National Bank, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Park National Corp OH. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Christopher C Womack, Kimberly S Greene and Mark Lantrip. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern.

Which major investors are buying Southern stock?

SO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Edge Wealth Management LLC, Deane Retirement Strategies Inc., Confluence Investment Management LLC, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, DNB Asset Management AS, Verity & Verity LLC and Virtu Financial LLC. 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 $47.07.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $48.14 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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  407 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  734 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,141
MarketBeat'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 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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