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Southern Company (SO)

Stock Price: $66.09 USD 1.17 (1.80%)
Updated Apr 20, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Market Cap 70.03B
Revenue (ttm) 20.38B
Net Income (ttm) 3.12B
Shares Out 1.06B
EPS (ttm) 2.93
PE Ratio 22.56
Forward PE 19.53
Dividend $2.54
Dividend Yield 3.84%
Trading Day April 20
Last Price $66.09
Previous Close $64.92
Change ($) 1.17
Change (%) 1.80%
Day's Open 64.91
Day's Range 64.82 - 66.40
Day's Volume 4,870,856
52-Week Range 48.80 - 66.40

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ATLANTA, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced the acquisition of its 15th wind project — the 118-me...

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ATLANTA, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company announced today it is increasing its dividend by 8 cents per share on an annualized basis to a rate of $2.64 per share. This marks the 20th conse...

1 day ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Natural Gas, Georgia's leading natural gas provider, with partners 11Alive, Lenox Square and eWaste/ePlanet, will celebrate Earth Day by holding its annua...

1 day ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is reminding customers to spring into energy savings by focusing on energy efficiency throughout the house. Spring is also a great time to evaluate ...

4 days ago - PRNewsWire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alabama Power Company has declared the regular quarterly dividends on the company's outstanding preferred stock as follows: Pre...

6 days ago - PRNewsWire

Companies in the electric utility industry are setting targets to become carbon neutral and are generously investing in enhancing their renewable portfolio to become environmentally-sustainable.

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1 week ago - Zacks Investment Research

Don't let the current low yields two of these three stocks are paying discourage you. There's more to their stories.

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1 week ago - The Motley Fool

ATLANTA, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the first quarter of 2021 by 7:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

1 week ago - PRNewsWire

Southern Company (SO) reduces GHG emissions by 52% from its 2007 benchmark levels, which indicates its minimal use of coal-power fleet due to low demand resulting from mild weather and the pandemic.

1 week ago - Zacks Investment Research

ATLANTA, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced additional personnel moves in advance of the retirement of Mark Lantrip after 40 years of service. Lantrip, who will be retiring t...

1 week ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2020, the Southern Company system reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 52% from its 2007 benchmark levels, exceeding its 2030 goal to reduce GHG emissions by ...

2 weeks ago - PRNewsWire

BKH vs. SO: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

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2 weeks ago - Zacks Investment Research

ATLANTA, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of April, Georgia Power and other electric utilities in Georgia are celebrating and thanking utility workers across the state. The daily work done...

2 weeks ago - PRNewsWire

Stable businesses and reliable payouts are the perfect combination for investors ready to enjoy life after working.

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2 weeks ago - The Motley Fool

ATLANTA, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As another severe storm is expected Wednesday, Georgia Power encourages customers to monitor local weather conditions and keep safety first as inclement weather m...

3 weeks ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, March 30, 2021   /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today announced that Dr. Mark Berry, vice president of Environmental and Natural Resources, was named Vice Chair to The Electric Power Research In...

3 weeks ago - PRNewsWire

Southern Company (SO) unit Southern Power's purchase of Deuel Harvest Wind Facility is the 14th wind scheme in its portfolio.

3 weeks ago - Zacks Investment Research

ATLANTA, March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced the acquisition of its 14th wind project — the 300-me...

3 weeks ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Power Foundation today in honor of World Water Day is highlighting $1 million in environmental grants awarded to eight organizations throughout the st...

4 weeks ago - PRNewsWire

Georgia Power, a unit of Southern Company (SO), announces a deferment of the hot functional test at Vogtle Unit 3 due to a recent detection of additional construction remediation work.

4 weeks ago - Zacks Investment Research

Southern Co. (SO) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock?

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

This giant utility is trying to get a big and troubled power plant project finished, but conservative dividend investors should still find it attractive.

1 month ago - The Motley Fool

ATLANTA, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With the threat of severe weather, including heavy thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail and possible tornadoes over the coming days, Georgia Power encourages custo...

1 month ago - PRNewsWire

KEP vs. SO: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

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1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

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1 month ago - InvestorPlace

ATLANTA, March 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate National Solar Appreciation Day this year, Georgia Power is reminding customers of the resources and programs available to help them connect with the...

1 month ago - PRNewsWire

Income investors -- this trio of solid companies should be on your watch list right now.

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NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicor Gas serves millions of families and individuals in Illinois, where nearly 11% of residents live in poverty.

1 month ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has named Fran Forehand as senior vice president of Power Delivery for Georgia Power, effective April 2, 2021. In her new role, Forehand will be res...

1 month ago - PRNewsWire

Southern Company's (SO) wholly-owned subsidiary, Georgia Power, is set to enable fast charging access for EVs, as they continue to make progress in range and performance.

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

ATLANTA, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With an increase of electric vehicles (EVs) on Georgia roads every day, Georgia Power is committed to assisting customers with access to efficient and reliable cha...

1 month ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company joins five other energy companies today in announcing plans to ensure electric vehicle (EV) drivers have access to a seamless network of charging ...

1 month ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The average outage time for Georgia Power customers was 42% less than the national average in 2019, according to the most recent available data from the U.S. Energ...

1 month ago - PRNewsWire

ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today announced its first sustainability bond, and the first sustainability bond for a domestic utility in the United States. Bond proceeds will be a...

1 month ago - PRNewsWire

POR vs. SO: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

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1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Several Southern Company system attorneys have been selected to participate in two prestigious programs with the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD). Rub...

2 months ago - PRNewsWire

Southern Company (SO) continues to progress toward completing the Units 3 and 4 of the Vogtle nuclear project by the November 2021 and November 2022 regulatory approved in-service dates.

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Southern Co. (SO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 9.30% and 0.93%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Southern Company CEO on the Texas energy crisis

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Millions of Texas residents remain in the dark and cold as another winter storm moves across the state. Tom Fanning, CEO of Southern Company, joins the "Squawk Box" team to discuss.

2 months ago - CNBC Television

ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported fourth-quarter 2020 earnings of $387 million, or 37 cents per share, compared with $440 million, or 42 cents per share, in the four...

2 months ago - PRNewsWire

Southern Company (SO) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Total Q4 earnings of Utility stocks are expected to drop 2.8% year over year on 0.1% lower revenues.

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2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Southern Company (SO) and its subsidiary launch a research and development initiative known as HyBlend Project, which involves more than $15M in hydrogen research, with a term of two years.

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

With coronavirus containment measures forcing people to stay indoors and work from home, Southern Company's (SO) residential power usage is likely to have strengthened in the fourth quarter.

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Despite the pandemic, these companies are still profitable and reporting strong results.

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2 months ago - The Motley Fool

ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company and its Southern Company Gas subsidiary have helped to start a new research and development (R&D) initiative, known as HyBlend, to address the tec...

2 months ago - PRNewsWire

Southern Company's (SO) subsidiary Southern Power reveals plans to add 160 MW of battery-based energy storage projects at its Tranquillity Solar Facility and Garland Solar Facility in California.

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Fourth-quarter earnings of ONEOK (OKE), Southern Company (SO), Exelon (EXC) and Essential Utilities (WTRG) are going to get a boost from new rates, customer growth and effective cost management.

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2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (SO) begins integrated flush at its Vogtle Unit 4 turbine system, which is a major step to help ensure the safe initiation of the unit.

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company has been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 World's Most Admired Companies list, a ranking of the world's most respected and reputable companies, bas...

2 months ago - PRNewsWire

About SO

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 and battery energy storage projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas ... [Read more...]

Industry
Utilities-Regulated Electric
CEO
Thomas Fanning
Employees
27,700
Stock Exchange
NYSE
Ticker Symbol
SO
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Financial Performance

In 2020, SO's revenue was $20.38 billion, a decrease of -4.87% compared to the previous year's $21.42 billion. Earnings were $3.13 billion, a decrease of -34.08%.

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Analyst Forecasts

According to 19 analysts, the average rating for SO stock is "Hold." The 12-month stock price forecast is 65.39, which is a decrease of -1.06% from the latest price.

Price Target
$65.39
(-1.06% downside)
Analyst Consensus: Hold