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DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case

Southern (SO) Stock Forecast & Price Target

$66.86
-0.39 (-0.58%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

Southern Consensus Analyst Rating and Stock Price Forecast (2024)

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Analysts' Consensus Rating

Moderate Buy
Based on 12 Analyst Ratings

Analysts' Consensus Price Target

$73.46
9.87% Upside
High Forecast$82.00
Average Forecast$73.46
Low Forecast$67.00
TypeCurrent Forecast
3/4/23 to 3/3/24
1 Month Ago
2/2/23 to 2/2/24
3 Months Ago
12/4/22 to 12/4/23
1 Year Ago
3/4/22 to 3/4/23
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Hold
Hold
Strong Buy
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Buy
5 Buy rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
Hold
5 Hold rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
Sell
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Sell rating(s)
5 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$73.46$74.00$72.57$71.93
Predicted Upside9.87% Upside6.72% Upside5.82% Upside3.67% Upside
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SO Analyst Ratings By Month

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SO Price Targets by Month

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Southern Stock vs. The Competition

TypeSouthernUtilities CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.50
2.40
2.48
Consensus RatingModerate BuyHoldHold
Predicted Upside9.87% Upside74.79% Upside6.76% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Neutral News
Positive News

Recent Analyst Ratings and Stock Forecasts

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
2/21/2024Royal Bank of Canada
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 Reiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$80.00+18.82%
2/16/2024Wells Fargo & Company
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 Lower TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$75.00 ➝ $72.00+8.60%
2/16/2024BMO Capital Markets
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 Lower TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$75.00 ➝ $72.00+8.52%
1/17/2024Barclays
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 Lower TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$68.00 ➝ $67.00-4.72%
12/8/2023Citigroup
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 Initiated CoverageBuy$82.00+14.45%
11/29/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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 Boost TargetUnderweight ➝ Underweight$69.00 ➝ $72.00+2.81%
11/21/2023Morgan Stanley
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 Boost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$66.00 ➝ $67.00-3.17%
11/21/2023Mizuho
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 Lower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$76.00 ➝ $73.00+5.13%
11/3/2023Scotiabank
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 DowngradeSector Outperform ➝ Sector Perform$78.00+11.24%
10/9/2023Guggenheim
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 Lower Target$80.00 ➝ $72.00+10.24%
9/13/2023Bank of America
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 UpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$67.00 ➝ $68.00-0.87%
8/9/2023LADENBURG THALM/SH SH
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 Initiated CoverageBuy$72.00+4.64%
7/3/2023The Goldman Sachs Group
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 UpgradeBuy ➝ Conviction-Buy
4/28/2023VNET Group
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SO Price Target - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southern's consensus rating and price target?

According to the issued ratings of 12 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for Southern stock is Moderate Buy based on the current 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings, 5 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for SO. The average twelve-month price prediction for Southern is $73.46 with a high price target of $82.00 and a low price target of $67.00. Learn more on SO's analyst rating history.

Do Wall Street analysts like Southern more than its competitors?

Analysts like Southern more than other Utilities companies. The consensus rating for Southern is Moderate Buy while the average consensus rating for utilities companies is Hold. Learn more on how SO compares to other companies.

Is Southern being upgraded by Wall Street analysts?

Over the previous 90 days, Southern's stock had 1 upgrade by analysts.

Does Southern's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Southern's stock has a predicted upside of 6.74% based on their 12-month stock forecasts.

What analysts cover Southern?

Southern has been rated by Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Canada, and Wells Fargo & Company in the past 90 days.


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This page (NYSE:SO) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff