Southern Co (SO)

SO (NYSE:Utilities) EQUITY
pos +0.07
Today's Range: 51.61 - 52.46 | SO Avg Daily Volume: 4,932,600
Last Update: 06/28/16 - 2:57 PM EDT
Volume: 5,159,360
YTD Performance: 11.56%
Open: $52.06
Previous Close: $52.20
52 Week Range: $41.40 - $51.79
Oustanding Shares: 918,258,425
Market Cap: 47,005,648,776
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for SO
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 0 1 1 1
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 9 9 8 9
Moderate Sell 1 0 1 1
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 3.21 2.94 3.03 3.03
Latest Dividend: 0.56
Latest Dividend Yield: 4.38%
Dividend Ex-Date: 05/12/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 19.92
Price Earnings Comparisons:
SO Sector Avg. S&P 500
19.92 20.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
2.55% 24.61% 18.64%
Revenue -5.30 0.10 0.02
Net Income 19.90 0.00 0.00
EPS 18.90 0.00 -0.01
Earnings for SO:
Revenue 17.49B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.68 $1.13 $2.85 $2.99
Number of Analysts 5 4 10 9
High Estimate $0.71 $1.15 $2.93 $3.08
Low Estimate $0.61 $1.08 $2.75 $2.95
Prior Year $0.71 $1.17 $2.89 $2.85
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -3.94% -3.85% -1.52% 4.94%
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First-quarter performance was a mixed bag, with a strong earnings beat clouded by rising project costs.
Charting the best buy points for Amazon and Facebook, plus thoughts on Con Ed.
SO hasn't done anything wrong on the chart, but existing longs should reconsider their positions if the stock closes below $48.
The market is no longer overestimating the potential for rate hikes; lock in utility profits now.
The electrics have been crackling, but the group has more downside risk than currently perceived.
Investors turn to defensive stocks when markets become uncooperative and worrisome.
And it still has room to run as utilities stocks are on the rise.
Southern Co. is ready for an upside breakout; go long.

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