The Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.13 (-0.21 %)
(As of 04/9/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $62.73
50-Day Range
MA: $60.04
52-Week Range
Now: $62.73
Volume2.64 million shs
Average Volume3.98 million shs
Market Capitalization$66.28 billion
P/E Ratio20.91
Dividend Yield4.07%
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 and battery energy storage projects 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 30 hydroelectric generating stations, 24 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 44 solar facilities, 13 wind facilities, 1 fuel cell facility, and 1 battery storage facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 75,924 miles of natural gas pipelines and 14 storage facilities with total capacity of 157 Bcf to provide natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company serves approximately 8.6 million electric and gas utility customers. It also provides products and services in the areas of energy efficiency, and utility infrastructure. In addition, the company offers digital wireless communications and fiber optics services. The Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
Year Founded1945



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.42 billion
Cash Flow$6.59 per share
Book Value$30.28 per share


Net Income$4.75 billion


Outstanding Shares1,056,610,000
Market Cap$66.28 billion
Next Earnings Date4/29/2021 (Confirmed)


The Southern (NYSE:SO) PT Raised to $57.00 at Morgan Stanley
March 25, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Mizuho Raises The Southern (NYSE:SO) Price Target to $57.00
March 18, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Recap: Southern Q4 Earnings
February 18, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
The Southern Co. to Host Earnings Call
February 18, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Calculating The Fair Value Of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)
February 12, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
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Overall MarketRank

2.01 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

26th out of 278 stocks

Electric Services Industry

10th out of 78 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-0.13 (-0.21 %)
(As of 04/9/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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The Southern (NYSE:SO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Southern a buy right now?

14 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Southern in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities 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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but The Southern wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks 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, April 29th 2021.
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How can I listen to The Southern's earnings call?

The Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 29th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were The Southern's earnings last quarter?

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 17th. The utilities provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.05. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.07 billion. The Southern had a net margin of 15.80% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.08%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share.
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How has The Southern's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

The Southern's stock was trading at $58.18 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SO shares have increased by 7.8% and is now trading at $62.73.
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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 Friday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.64 per share on Monday, March 8th. This represents a $2.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.08%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 12th.
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Is The Southern a good dividend stock?

The Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.07%. SO has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The Southern has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of The Southern is 82.32%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, The Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 76.88% in the coming year. This indicates that The Southern may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What guidance has The Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Southern issued an update on its FY 2021 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 18th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 3.25-3.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.30.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

14 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for The Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $75.00. On average, they expect The Southern's stock price to reach $64.71 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.2% 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:
  • Mr. Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 64, Pay $5.1M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Andrew William Evans, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54, Pay $1.98M)
  • Mr. William Paul Bowers, Chairman & CEO of Georgia Power (Age 65, Pay $2.28M)
  • Ms. Kimberly Scheibe Greene, Chairman, Pres & CEO of Southern Company Gas (Age 55, Pay $1.8M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Mark A. Crosswhite, Chairman, Pres & CEO of Alabama Power (Age 59, Pay $2.01M)
  • Ms. Ann P. Daiss, Chief Accounting Officer & Comptroller (Age 53)
  • Mr. Martin Bernard Davis, Chief Information Officer & Exec. VP (Age 57)
  • Mr. Scott Gammill, Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. James Y. Kerr II, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 57) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Stacy R. Kilcoyne, VP of HR

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.

Who are some of The Southern's key competitors?

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 Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.18%), Liberty One Investment Management LLC (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Hexavest Inc. (0.02%), Thomasville National Bank (0.01%) and Private Asset Management Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own The Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Anthony L Wilson, Christopher C Womack, David J Grain, Ernest J Moniz, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Mark A Crosswhite, Stan W Connally, Stephen E Kuczynski, Thomas A Fanning and William P Bowers.
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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 Hexavest Inc., Confluence Investment Management LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Pacer Advisors Inc., Carroll Financial Associates Inc., Private Asset Management Inc., Home Federal Bank of Tennessee, and Chemung Canal Trust Co.. Company insiders that have sold The Southern company stock in the last year include Ann P Daiss, Christopher C Womack, David J Grain, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, 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 Everence Capital Management Inc., Liberty One Investment Management LLC, Security National Bank, Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC, Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH, Old Port Advisors, LVZ Advisors Inc., and Thomasville National Bank.
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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 $62.73.

How much money does The Southern make?

The Southern has a market capitalization of $66.28 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.

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 4/11/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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