The Southern Company (SO)

NYSE: SO · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.61 (-0.84%)
At close: Dec 7, 2023, 4:01 PM
+0.06 (0.08%)
After-hours: Dec 7, 2023, 4:46 PM EST
Market Cap 78.81B
Revenue (ttm) 26.26B
Net Income (ttm) 3.04B
Shares Out 1.09B
EPS (ttm) 2.74
PE Ratio 26.15
Forward PE 17.20
Dividend $2.80 (3.91%)
Ex-Dividend Date Nov 17, 2023
Volume 3,575,722
Open 72.47
Previous Close 72.26
Day's Range 71.56 - 72.55
52-Week Range 61.56 - 75.80
Beta 0.55
Analysts Buy
Price Target 73.00 (+1.88%)
Earnings Date Nov 2, 2023

About SO

The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates through three segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, and Gas Marketing Services. The company also develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy 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, gas distributio... [Read more]

Sector Utilities
CEO Christopher C. Womack
Employees 27,700
Stock Exchange NYSE
Ticker Symbol SO
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2022, SO's revenue was $29.28 billion, an increase of 26.68% compared to the previous year's $23.11 billion. Earnings were $3.52 billion, an increase of 47.26%.

Financial Statements

Analyst Forecast

According to 14 analysts, the average rating for SO stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is $73.0, which is an increase of 1.88% from the latest price.

Price Target
(1.88% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy
Stock Forecasts


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