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Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.31 (+0.45%)
(As of 01/14/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
5.70 million shs
Average Volume
4.38 million shs
Market Capitalization
$72.77 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About 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.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Electric services
Electric Utilities
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$20.38 billion
Cash Flow
$6.95 per share
Book Value
$30.52 per share


Net Income
$3.13 billion
Pretax Margin




Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$72.77 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 12/6 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Dividend Payable
Fiscal Year End
Ex-Dividend for 3/7 Dividend

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Overall MarketRank

2.45 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

38th out of 118 stocks

Electric Services Industry

13th out of 56 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 3.6Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Southern (NYSE:SO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Southern a buy right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" 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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How has Southern's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

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 18.0% and is now trading at $68.66.
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Are investors shorting Southern?

Southern saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totaling 13,150,000 shares, an increase of 26.3% from the November 30th total of 10,410,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,220,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.1 days.
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When is Southern's next earnings date?

Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 17th 2022.
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How can I listen to Southern's earnings call?

Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 17th at 1:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 4th. The utilities provider reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.22 by $0.01. The utilities provider earned $6.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.15 billion. Southern had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.38% and a net margin of 13.40%. Southern's revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.22 earnings per share.
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How often does Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southern?

Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 14th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.66 per share on Monday, March 7th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.85%.
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Is Southern a good dividend stock?

Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.85%. Southern has been increasing its dividend for 21 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Southern is 93.29%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 74.58% next year. This indicates that Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southern issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 18th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.400-$3.400 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.340. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

12 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $60.00 to $76.00. On average, they anticipate Southern's share price to reach $69.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.8% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Southern's key executives?

Southern's management team includes the following people:

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

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

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

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.17%), Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%), Brookstone Capital Management (0.01%) and Carret Asset Management LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Bryan D Anderson, Christopher C Womack, Christopher C Womack, Christopher Cummiskey, Daniel S Tucker, David J Grain, Ernest J Moniz, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Martin Bernard Davis and Stephen E Kuczynski.
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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 Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, Confluence Investment Management LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Wedbush Securities Inc., Park National Corp OH, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., and First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Ann P Daiss, Bryan D Anderson, Christopher C Womack, Christopher Cummiskey, Daniel S Tucker, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Martin Bernard Davis, and Stephen E Kuczynski.
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Which institutional investors are buying Southern stock?

SO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Spire Wealth Management, Stonnington Group LLC, Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc, HighTower Trust Services LTA, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., Capital Investment Advisors LLC, and Koshinski Asset Management Inc..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Southern's stock price today?

One share of SO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.66.

How much money does Southern make?

Southern has a market capitalization of $72.77 billion and generates $20.38 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $3.13 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.83 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southern have?

Southern employs 27,700 workers across the globe.

Does Southern have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of 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 Southern founded?

Southern was founded in 1945.

What is Southern's official website?

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

Where are Southern's headquarters?

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 404-506-0344.

This page was last updated on 1/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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