NYSE:SO - Southern Stock Price, News & Analysis

$57.48
+0.47 (+0.82 %)
(As of 08/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$56.89
Now: $57.48
$57.84
50-Day Range
$54.58
MA: $56.34
$58.3850
52-Week Range
$42.50
Now: $57.48
$58.78
Volume6.24 million shs
Average Volume5.27 million shs
Market Capitalization$59.80 billion
P/E Ratio18.72
Dividend Yield4.30%
Beta0.18
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$6.4730 per share
Book Value$29.92 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.24 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees29,192
Outstanding Shares1,040,300,000
Market Cap$59.80 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 19th will be paid 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 4.31%. 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) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 31st. The utilities provider reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.08. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.12 billion. Southern had a net margin of 20.18% and a return on equity of 10.04%. Southern's revenue for the quarter was down 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company 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 (EPS) guidance of $1.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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 forecasts range from $44.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Southern's share price to reach $52.2222 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.1%. 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?

News articles about SO stock have been trending negative on Sunday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Southern earned a news impact score of -2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock'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), Altria Group (MO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), 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%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (3.37%), Northern Trust Corp (1.20%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.17%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.88%). 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, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Putnam Investments LLC, Alps Advisors Inc. and Swiss National Bank. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Invesco Ltd., California Public Employees Retirement System, Zimmer Partners LP, Prudential Financial Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Southern's stock price today?

One share of SO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.48.

How big of a company is Southern?

Southern has a market capitalization of $59.80 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:  439 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  775 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,214
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 8/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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