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DOW   34,589.77
QQQ   293.36
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5X Potential Growth By 2030? Is This Little-Known Market About To Explode? (Ad)
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DOW   34,589.77
QQQ   293.36
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Hormel: Is This The Time To Buy?

Southern - SO Price Target & Analyst Ratings

$67.64
+1.91 (+2.91%)
(As of 11/30/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$65.47
$67.83
50-Day Range
$61.50
$76.13
52-Week Range
$60.71
$80.57
Volume
7.98 million shs
Average Volume
4.14 million shs
Market Capitalization
$73.64 billion
P/E Ratio
21.41
Dividend Yield
4.14%
Price Target
$71.42

Southern Consensus Rating and Price Target (2023)

MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0 to .5 = Strong Sell, .5 to 1 = Sell, 1 to 1.5 = Reduce, 1.5 to 2.5 = Hold, 2.5 to 3.0 = Moderate Buy, 3.0 to 3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.

Consensus Analyst Rating

Hold
Based on 14 Analyst Ratings

Consensus Analyst Price Target

$71.42
5.58% Upside
High Prediction$87.00
Average Prediction$71.42
Low Prediction$59.00
TypeCurrent
12/1/21 to 12/1/22
1 Month Ago
11/1/21 to 11/1/22
3 Months Ago
9/2/21 to 9/2/22
1 Year Ago
12/1/20 to 12/1/21
Consensus Rating
Hold
Hold
Hold
Hold
Strong Buy
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Buy
5 Buy rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
Hold
4 Hold rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
Sell
5 Sell rating(s)
5 Sell rating(s)
3 Sell rating(s)
3 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$71.42$71.67$74.64$68.91
Predicted Upside5.58% Upside0.98% Upside1.63% Upside9.41% Upside
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SO Analyst Ratings By Month

The chart below shows how a company's ratings by analysts have changed over time. Each bar represents the previous year of ratings for that month. Within each bar, the sell ratings are shown in red, the hold ratings are shown in yellow, the buy ratings are shown in green, and the strong buy ratings are shown in dark green.
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SO Price Targets by Month

The chart below shows how a company's share price and consensus price target have changed over time. The dark blue line represents the company's actual price. The lighter blue line represents the stock's consensus price target. The even lighter blue range in the background of the two lines represents the low price target and the high price target for each stock.
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Southern Stock vs. The Competition

TypeSouthernUtilities CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.00
2.35
2.48
Consensus RatingHoldHoldHold
Predicted Upside5.58% Upside115.59% Upside11.48% Upside
News Sentiment RatingNeutral News
Neutral News
Neutral News
MarketBeat
Community Rating
Outperform Votes
511
51.83%
Underperform Votes
475
48.17%
Avg. Outperform Votes
187
59.94%
Avg. Underperform Votes
125
40.06%
Avg. Outperform Votes
853
68.13%
Avg. Underperform Votes
399
31.87%

Historical Target Prices and Ratings

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
11/21/2022UBS Group
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 Lower Target$80.00+22.08%
11/11/2022Morgan Stanley
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 Boost TargetUnderweight$55.00 ➝ $59.00-9.96%
10/24/2022Guggenheim
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 Lower Target$80.00 ➝ $69.00+7.83%
10/24/2022Bank Of America (Bofa)
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 DowngradeUnderperform
10/24/2022Bank of America
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 DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$63.00 ➝ $59.00-8.01%
10/20/2022KeyCorp
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 UpgradeSector Weight ➝ Overweight$70.00+8.21%
10/19/2022Wells Fargo & Company
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 Lower TargetEqual Weight$72.00 ➝ $70.00+8.65%
9/14/2022Argus
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 Boost TargetBuy$83.00 ➝ $87.00+11.21%
8/22/2022The Goldman Sachs Group
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 Boost TargetSell$53.00 ➝ $61.00-23.90%
7/18/2022Barclays
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 Lower TargetOverweight$82.00 ➝ $79.00+9.22%
6/30/2022Seaport Res Ptn
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A. Storozynski
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Reiterated RatingBuy
6/22/2022BMO Capital Markets
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 Lower TargetMarket Perform$81.00 ➝ $70.00+4.24%
4/25/2022Credit Suisse Group
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 Initiated CoverageUnderperform$77.00+2.71%
4/21/2022Mizuho
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 Boost TargetNeutral$67.00 ➝ $76.00-0.65%
12/15/2021Scotiabank
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 DowngradeSector Outperform ➝ Sector Perform
1/21/2021Evercore ISI
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 DowngradeIn-Line ➝ Underperform$61.00+0.58%
4/30/2020Royal Bank of Canada
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 Reiterated RatingBuy$67.00+19.37%
3/12/2020Wolfe Research
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 UpgradeUnderperform ➝ Market Perform
2/20/2020Cfra
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 Boost TargetHold$62.00 ➝ $66.00-4.11%
1/27/2020Citigroup
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 Boost TargetNeutral$61.00 ➝ $73.00+5.13%
12/18/2019SunTrust Banks
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Ali Agha
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Boost TargetHold$60.00 ➝ $63.00-0.86%
12/18/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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 Boost TargetUnderweight$63.00 ➝ $64.00+0.47%
(Data available from 12/1/2017 forward. View 10+ years of historical ratings with our analyst ratings screener.)












SO Price Target - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southern's consensus rating and price target?

According to the issued ratings of 14 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for Southern stock is Hold based on the current 5 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for SO. The average twelve-month price prediction for Southern is $71.42 with a high price target of $87.00 and a low price target of $59.00. Learn more on SO's analyst rating history.

Do Wall Street analysts like Southern more than its competitors?

Analysts like Southern less than other Utilities companies. The consensus rating score for Southern is 2.00 while the average consensus rating score for utilities companies is 2.35. Learn more on how SO compares to other companies.

Do MarketBeat users like Southern more than its competitors?

MarketBeat users like Southern less than other Utilities companies. 51.83% of MarketBeat users gave Southern an outperform vote while utilities companies recieve an average of 59.81% outperform votes by MarketBeat users.

Is Southern being upgraded or downgraded by Wall Street analysts?

Over the previous 90 days, Southern's stock had 2 downgrades and 1 upgrade by analysts.

Does Southern's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Southern's stock has a predicted upside of 1.20% based on their 12-month price targets.

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This page (NYSE:SO) was last updated on 12/1/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff