NYSE:SO - Southern Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$45.06 +0.49 (+1.10 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 01:41 AM ET)
Previous Close$45.06
Today's Range$44.58 - $45.08
52-Week Range$42.38 - $53.51
Volume7.07 million shs
Average Volume6.41 million shs
Market Capitalization$44.95 billion
P/E Ratio14.92
Dividend Yield5.40%
Southern logoThe 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.71
Current Ratio0.70
Quick Ratio0.55


Trailing P/E Ratio14.92
Forward P/E Ratio15.54
P/E Growth3.4

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.03 billion
Price / Sales1.98
Cash Flow$6.5399 per share
Price / Cash6.89
Book Value$24.08 per share
Price / Book1.87


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.02
Net Income$880 million
Net Margins4.88%
Return on Equity12.97%
Return on Assets2.95%


Outstanding Shares1,011,630,000

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 21st will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share on Wednesday, June 6th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.33%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 18th. This is an increase from Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.58. View Southern's Dividend History.

How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.04. The utilities provider earned $6.37 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.98 billion. Southern had a net margin of 4.88% and a return on equity of 12.97%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.66 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, August, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Southern.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

16 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate Southern's stock price to reach $48.3214 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Southern.

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. Arthur P. Beattie, Exec. VP, CFO & Chief Risk Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. William Paul Bowers, Exec. VP (Age 62)
  • Mr. Mark A. Crosswhite, Exec. VP (Age 56)
  • Mr. Andrew William Evans, Exec. VP (Age 51)

Has Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about SO stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.68 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Southern's major shareholders?

Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.26%), Franklin Resources Inc. (3.85%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.47%), Northern Trust Corp (1.18%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.93%) and Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.92%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Art P Beattie, Christopher C Womack, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Mark A Crosswhite, 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 Wells Fargo & Company MN, Prudential Financial Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Swiss National Bank, Russell Investments Group Ltd., California Public Employees Retirement System and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Ann P Daiss, Art P Beattie, Christopher C Womack, James Y Kerr II 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 Franklin Resources Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Natixis, BlackRock Inc., Forsta AP Fonden, LPL Financial LLC and UBS Group AG. 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 $45.06.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $44.95 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.

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 (SO)

Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  287 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  610 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  897
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 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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