Southern Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:SO)

$61.11
+0.05 (+0.08 %)
(As of 09/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$60.63
Now: $61.11
$61.25
50-Day Range
$56.56
MA: $58.50
$61.09
52-Week Range
$42.50
Now: $61.11
$61.25
Volume7.50 million shs
Average Volume4.71 million shs
Market Capitalization$63.57 billion
P/E Ratio19.91
Dividend Yield4.06%
Beta0.17
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$23.50 billion
Cash Flow$6.5498 per share
Book Value$28.22 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.24 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees29,192
Outstanding Shares1,040,296,000
Market Cap$63.57 billion
Next Earnings Date11/6/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Monday, July 15th. Investors of record on Monday, August 19th will be given a dividend of $0.62 per share on Friday, September 6th. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 16th. View Southern's Dividend History.

How were Southern's earnings last quarter?

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 31st. The utilities provider reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.08. The utilities provider earned $5.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.12 billion. Southern had a net margin of 20.18% and a return on equity of 10.04%. The firm's revenue was down 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.80 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, November 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southern.

What guidance has Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southern updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.19.

What price target have analysts set for SO?

11 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Southern's stock. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $64.00. On average, they expect Southern's share price to reach $55.1111 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Southern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southern?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Southern.

Has Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SO stock has been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Southern earned a media sentiment score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Southern.

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

Who are Southern's key executives?

Southern's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Southern's major shareholders?

Southern's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.48%), BlackRock Inc. (6.73%), BlackRock Inc. (6.73%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (3.37%), Northern Trust Corp (1.20%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.17%). Company insiders that own Southern stock include Ann P Daiss, Anthony F Earley Jr, Anthony L Wilson, Art P Beattie, Christopher C Womack, Henry A Clark III, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Mark A Crosswhite, Mark Lantrip, Stephen E Kuczynski 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 Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Morgan Stanley, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Mackenzie Financial Corp, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Putnam Investments LLC and Alps Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Southern company stock in the last year include Ann P Daiss, Anthony L Wilson, Christopher C Womack, James Y Kerr II, Kimberly S Greene, Mark A Crosswhite, Mark Lantrip, Stephen E Kuczynski and William P Bowers. 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 Vanguard Group Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc., Invesco Ltd., California Public Employees Retirement System, Zimmer Partners LP and Prudential Financial Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Southern stock in the last two years include Anthony F Earley Jr and Henry A Clark III. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Southern's stock price today?

One share of SO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $61.11.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $63.57 billion and generates $23.50 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.24 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.07 on an earnings per share basis. Southern employs 29,192 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Southern.

What is Southern's official website?

The official website for Southern is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Southern (NYSE SO)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  443 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  783 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,226
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 9/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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