The Southern Co. (SO)

NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 61.06
Day Low/High 60.63 / 61.25
52 Wk Low/High 42.50 / 61.14
Avg Volume 4.67M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.05B
Market Cap 63.82B
EPS 2.20
P/E Ratio 14.28
Div & Yield 2.48 (4.01%)

SolarCity Could Be Headed for a Squeeze

Enthusiasts are lining up on one side, and fundamental investors on the other.

It's Not a War on Coal

The EPA's proposed rules take aim at all carbon producers, including natural gas.

Putting the Carbon Proposal Into Perspective

The EPA's rules are neither as bad as some feared or as good as some hoped.

Two New Nuclear Plants Approved

Meanwhile across the U.S. there's talk of shutting down good nukes.

Utilities Send a Message

Utilities Send a Message

Higher rates are inevitable, so it's time to underweight this sector.

NRG Power Play Would Inhale SolarCity

NRG could easily swallow SolarCity and suck cash from sun panels.

Southern downgraded at UBS

Three Energy Trends at Work

Here is the long-range scenario for coal, natural gas and nuclear.

Southern downgraded at RBC

The Trader Daily

Bulls need to sustain a break above 1856 on the Es.

SolarCity: Bolted Onto Your Roof for 30 Years

Solar's the way to go, but not house by house.

FERC Commissioner 'Bullish' on Order 1000, Says Will Benefit Investors

FERC Commissioner 'Bullish' on Order 1000, Says Will Benefit Investors

FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller says its Order 1000 is trying to create a more competitive market place for the building of transmission.

The State of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy growth in the next decade will be fueled by states.

Southern Co.'s Nuclear Ambition

But why are so many people still in the dark about new plants?

Southern Comfort

Southern Company's boldness has left it with no peers.

Easing the Pain Points

Easing the Pain Points

Combating three pressures that could weigh down a portfolio.

Out of the Gate

Strong and weak sectors. By Ed Ponsi Interest-rate-sensitive utilities are looking strong off of the open. Dominion Resources (D) and The Southern Company (SO) are both up by over 2%, which represents a huge move for these normally boring names. Ene...

Rounding Up Utility Losers of 2013

FirstEnergy lost 16% in 2013, but big changes are ahead.

Solar Loves Thy Neighbors

As the solar industry grows, most consumers will be winners.

Not All Utilities Are Alike

Different utility types are engaged in completely different businesses.

Solar Is the Hands-Down Winner

Solar power has competitive advantages no other energy source can claim.

A Huge Carve-Out for Solar Energy

Numerous state laws mean built-in solar demand for the next decade

Stock Shopping for a Yellen Fed

Stock Shopping for a Yellen Fed

Interest-rate-sensitive stocks, especially utilities, should get a lift.

Pandora's Promise: Nuclear Power

New regulations, restrictions and costs will narrow power options to nuclear in 20 years.

Southern downgraded at Wells

New Power Plants Point To Higher Prices

Most new natural gas plants cannot compete in the marketplace.

When It Comes to Nat Gas, Consider the Landscape

Three reasons to buy the utility, not the turbine makers.

And then There Were Three

Will the remaining nuclear projects see commercial operation?

Get Your Portfolio Into the Bunker

Solid yielders like these should provide some much-needed cushion in the coming days.