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NYSE:SOSouthern Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.38 (+0.69 %)
(As of 08/10/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $55.07
50-Day Range
MA: $53.61
52-Week Range
Now: $55.07
Volume2.25 million shs
Average Volume5.41 million shs
Market Capitalization$58.16 billion
P/E Ratio17.88
Dividend Yield4.68%
The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services. 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, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas pipeline investments operations. It owns and/or operates 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 26 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 40 solar facilities, 9 wind facilities, and 1 biomass facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 75,200 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 serves approximately 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.0Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.08 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.42 billion
Cash Flow$6.32 per share
Book Value$30.28 per share


Net Income$4.75 billion


Outstanding Shares1,056,131,000
Market Cap$58.16 billion
Next Earnings Date11/4/2020 (Estimated)
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Southern (NYSE:SO) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Southern's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Southern's stock was trading at $58.18 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SO stock has decreased by 5.3% and is now trading at $55.07.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Southern?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Southern's next earnings date?

Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 4th 2020.
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How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 30th. The utilities provider reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.11. The utilities provider earned $4.62 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.93 billion. Southern had a net margin of 15.83% and a return on equity of 10.47%. The company's revenue was down 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.80 EPS.
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How often does Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southern?

Southern announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.64 per share on Tuesday, September 8th. This represents a $2.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.65%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 14th.
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What price target have analysts set for SO?

16 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $73.00. On average, they expect Southern's stock price to reach $62.37 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.2% from the stock's current price.
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Has Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about SO stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 -1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.
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Who are some of Southern's key competitors?

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), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AbbVie (ABBV), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Coca-Cola (KO), Duke Energy (DUK), Altria Group (MO) and Procter & Gamble (PG).

Who are Southern's key executives?

Southern's management team includes the following 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)
  • Mr. Stephen E. Kuczynski, Chairman of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., CEO & Pres of Southern Nuclear Operating Co. (Age 57)

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 Swiss National Bank (0.52%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.44%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.20%), Raymond James & Associates (0.20%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.20%) and Prudential PLC (0.16%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Anthony F Earley Jr, Anthony L Wilson, Christopher C Womack, Ernest J Moniz, Henry A Clark III, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Mark A Crosswhite, Mark Lantrip, Stan W Connally, Stephen E Kuczynski, Thomas A Fanning and William P Bowers.
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Which institutional investors are selling Southern stock?

SO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Toronto Dominion Bank, First Trust Advisors LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Sabal Trust CO, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, and 6 Meridian. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Anthony L Wilson, Christopher C Womack, James Y Kerr II, Stan W Connally, Stephen E Kuczynski, and Thomas A Fanning.
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Which institutional investors are buying Southern stock?

SO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential PLC, Raymond James & Associates, Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Pacer Advisors Inc., Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Contravisory Investment Management Inc., and Stratos Wealth Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Southern stock in the last two years include Anthony F Earley Jr, Ernest J Moniz, and Henry A Clark III.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Southern's stock price today?

One share of SO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.07.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $58.16 billion and generates $21.42 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $4.75 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.11 on an earnings per share basis. Southern employs 27,943 workers across the globe.

What is Southern's official website?

The official website for Southern is www.southerncompany.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]

This page was last updated on 8/11/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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