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Southern Company (SO)

Stock Price: $59.66 USD 0.62 (1.05%)
Updated Jan 15, 2021 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
After-hours: $59.50 -0.16 (-0.27%) Jan 15, 7:14 PM
Market Cap 63.02B
Revenue (ttm) 20.17B
Net Income (ttm) 3.17B
Shares Out 1.06B
EPS (ttm) 2.99
PE Ratio 19.97
Forward PE 17.95
Dividend $2.56
Dividend Yield 4.29%
Trading Day January 15
Last Price $59.66
Previous Close $59.04
Change ($) 0.62
Change (%) 1.05%
Day's Open 58.85
Day's Range 58.46 - 59.85
Day's Volume 4,108,127
52-Week Range 41.80 - 67.90

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Zacks Investment Research - 5 days ago

Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (SO) announces delay of hot functional test and fuel load of Vogtle Unit 3 as a result of increasing coronavirus cases at the construction site.

PRNewsWire - 5 days ago

ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company and Apple joined educators and community stakeholders today to announce a partnership to launch the Propel Center, a new digital learnin...

Zacks Investment Research - 1 week ago

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

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Seeking Alpha - 2 weeks ago

Like many conservative investors I prefer to put my fixed income into a 5 year CD ladder but this year's near 0% rates have changed my strategy. Since May I have built a portfolio of defensive...

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Seeking Alpha - 3 weeks ago

ROIC for the NC 2000 began to decline in 2019 before falling significantly this year. All NC 2000 sectors except for one saw a drop in ROIC, though some more than others, as we'll show below.

GuruFocus - 3 weeks ago

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener as of Dec. 23, the following utilities are popular among gurus.

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PRNewsWire - 1 month ago

ATLANTA, Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced Chris Cummiskey, currently Group CEO for Southern Energy Resources and executive vice president of Southern Company Serv...

Zacks Investment Research - 1 month ago

Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (SO), completes the condenser vacuum testing of the Unit 3 turbine system for one of its new units at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant.

Forbes - 1 month ago

After disappointing jobless data combined with a worsening pandemic and stimulus doubts weighed on markets last week, markets sharply rose to begin the week. For investors looking to make the ...

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Zacks Investment Research - 1 month ago

Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (SO) receives the first nuclear fuel shipment for the newly-designed AP1000 reactor in the United States.

Zacks Investment Research - 1 month ago

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

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The Motley Fool - 1 month ago

Income investors have several attractive names to choose from right now.

Other stocks mentioned: MCD, UL, UN
Seeking Alpha - 1 month ago

Top five holdings add up to 50% of my portfolio. Portfolio currently yields approximately 3.91%.

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The Motley Fool - 1 month ago

Sometimes, a simple and straightforward cash accumulation plan makes the most sense, and generates the most gains.

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The Motley Fool - 2 months ago

Looking for companies that can help support you through your retirement? Then this trio of dividend payers should be on your short list.

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Seeking Alpha - 2 months ago

The Southern Company is growing by buying bolt-on companies and expanding existing renewable production. The Southern Company has increased its dividend for the past 19 years and has a yield o...

PRNewsWire - 2 months ago

ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company announced today it is awarding grants to support technology for 21 historically black colleges and universities across several states, t...

Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

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

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Seeking Alpha - 2 months ago

The Southern Company (SO) CEO Tom Fanning on Q3 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

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.

PRNewsWire - 2 months ago

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced the promotion of Bryan D. Anderson, senior vice president of governmental affairs, to the roles of executive vice presid...

PRNewsWire - 2 months ago

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced that Chris Womack, executive vice president and president of External Affairs, has been elected by the Georgia Power Boa...

CNBC Television - 2 months ago

Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning on the utility company's mixed quarterly earnings results

"I think America is learning to live with the Covid virus," Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday. "My sense is, as customers and as businesses are prone to do,...

Benzinga - 2 months ago

Shares of Southern (NYSE:SO) decreased 0.7% in pre-market trading after the company reported Q3 results.

Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

Southern Co. (SO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -1.61% and -3.93%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

PRNewsWire - 2 months ago

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported third-quarter 2020 earnings of $1.25 billion, or $1.18 per share, compared with $1.32 billion, or $1.26 per share, in the...

Business Wire - 2 months ago

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ALL PERSONS WHO PURCHASED OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRED THE SOUTHERN COMPANY COMMON STOCK BETWEEN APRIL 25, 2012, AND OCTOBER 30, 2013

PRNewsWire - 2 months ago

ATLANTA, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Gas today announced that its board of directors has elected two new directors. Norman G. Holmes joined the board, effective Oct. 27, 202...

Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

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 third quarter.

PRNewsWire - 2 months ago

ATLANTA, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company was named the top utility in transparency in the 2020 U.S. Transparency Awards, sponsored by Labrador, a global communications firm spec...

Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

Southern Co. (SO) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

Southern Co. (SO) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

Investopedia - 2 months ago

Nearby support and resistance levels are making the utilities sector one to watch over the final months of 2020.

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PRNewsWire - 2 months ago

ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced a regular quarterly dividend of 64 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable Dec. 7, 2020, to shareholders ...

Zacks Investment Research - 3 months ago

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

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PRNewsWire - 3 months ago

ATLANTA, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the third quarter of 2020 by 7:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 29th. Chairman, president and CEO Thomas A...

Seeking Alpha - 3 months ago

By investing in each of the twenty companies from this article you would generate income in 50 of the 52 weeks in 2021.

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Seeking Alpha - 3 months ago

New month... new stock considerations. I can't believe that October is already here... the final quarter of 2020. Seeing how fast time blows by simply reminds me to stay invested no matter how...

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24/7 Wall Street - 3 months ago

When it comes to defensive stocks with wide moats, utilities have historically fit the description down to every last detail.

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Seeking Alpha - 3 months ago

Southern Company Has Become Markedly Attractive Compared To The Broad Market

Seeking Alpha - 3 months ago

When I covered Southern Company last September, I argued that shares of the company were moderately overvalued.

PRNewsWire - 3 months ago

ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announces an internal fleet electrification goal as part of National Drive Electric Week 2020. The company plans to convert 50 pe...

Zacks Investment Research - 3 months ago

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

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Seeking Alpha - 3 months ago

Southern has traded flat-to-down in recent months.

The Motley Fool - 3 months ago

The utility boasts an attractive dividend yield.

Zacks Investment Research - 4 months ago

More than 230,000 utility customers in the states of Alabama, Louisiana and Florida suffered power cut in the early hours of Sep 16 due to Hurricane Sally.

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PRNewsWire - 4 months ago

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry's most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award.

Seeking Alpha - 4 months ago

After a very strong July and August, it looks like panic is setting in as we start September with a nice swoon.

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Seeking Alpha - 4 months ago

The TINA/FOMO bubble grows larger by the day, with the S&P 500 now trading 49% overvalued and hitting the highest valuations in 20 years.

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24/7 Wall Street - 4 months ago

It might seem odd on Main Street that the S&P 500 has managed to recapture all its losses after the panic selling seen in February and March.

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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 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, whole... [Read more...]

Industry
Utilities-Regulated Electric
CEO
Thomas Fanning
Employees
27,943
Stock Exchange
NYSE
Ticker Symbol
SO
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2019, SO's revenue was $21.42 billion, a decrease of -8.84% compared to the previous year's $23.50 billion. Earnings were $4.75 billion, an increase of 112.04%.

Financial Statements

Analyst Forecasts

According to 19 analysts, the average rating for SO stock is "Hold." The 12-month stock price forecast is 63.65, which is an increase of 6.69% from the latest price.

Price Target
$63.65
(6.69% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Hold