Southern Co (SO)

SO (NYSE:Utilities)
pos +0.02
Today's Range: 48.76 - 49.32 | SO Avg Daily Volume: 5,814,300
Last Update: 12/19/14 - 4:07 PM EST
Volume: 7,964,937
YTD Performance: 19.19%
Open: $48.94
Previous Close: $49.00
52 Week Range: $40.27 - $49.00
Oustanding Shares: 899,812,716
Market Cap: 43,460,954,183
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 2 2 2 2
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 8 8 8 8
Moderate Sell 1 0 0 0
Strong Sell 3 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 3.16 3.10 3.10 3.10
Latest Dividend: 0.52
Latest Dividend Yield: 4.35%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/30/14
Price Earnings Ratio: 20.64
Price Earnings Comparisons:
SO Sector Avg. S&P 500
20.64 20.70 25.33
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
13.22% 19.48% 9.99%
Revenue 3.30 -0.02 -0.01
Net Income -29.20 -0.16 -0.06
EPS -30.20 -0.21 -0.07
Earnings for SO:
Revenue 17.09B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/14) Qtr (03/15) FY (12/14) FY (12/15)
Average Estimate $0.37 $0.60 $2.80 $2.86
Number of Analysts 9 2 12 13
High Estimate $0.42 $0.68 $2.83 $2.90
Low Estimate $0.35 $0.52 $2.78 $2.82
Prior Year $0.48 $0.66 $2.71 $2.80
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -21.99% -9.09% 3.26% 2.29%
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Is a market pullback imminent?
Oct 30, 2014 | 7:22 AM EDT
SO was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $46 price target.  ...
The sector is less sensitive than others to consumer demand.
Aug 13, 2014 | 7:57 AM EDT
SO was downgraded from Equal-weight to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. $40 price target. Company will likely deliver lower earnings g...
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Its regulated operations are stable, and its merchant utility business is bottoming out.

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