The Southern Co. (SO)

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NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 52.72
Day Low/High 52.45 / 53.32
52 Wk Low/High 41.96 / 71.10
Avg Volume 4.97M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.06B
Market Cap 55.67B
EPS 4.50
P/E Ratio 15.88
Div & Yield 2.56 (4.68%)
Utilities as a Defensive Play

Utilities as a Defensive Play

The sector is less sensitive than others to consumer demand.

Southern downgraded at Morgan Stanley

North America's Energy Is Booming

North America's Energy Is Booming

Despite geopolitical troubles, North America is essentially energy independent.

No New Nukes for You

No New Nukes for You

A U.S. nuclear renaissance is not likely to gain traction.

Energy Lessons From Germany

Energy Lessons From Germany

Can the U.S. duplicate Germany's success and avoid the pitfalls?

German Utilities Produce More, Pollute Less

German Utilities Produce More, Pollute Less

Its power fleet uses a higher percentage of coal, but efficiency makes the difference.

FirstEnergy's Reward/Risk Brightens

FirstEnergy's Reward/Risk Brightens

Its regulated operations are stable, and its merchant utility business is bottoming out.

Utilities Are Hot for Summer

Utilities Are Hot for Summer

As the mercury rises, so does profit.

SolarCity Could Be Headed for a Squeeze

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

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

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

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 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

Three Energy Trends at Work

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

Southern downgraded at RBC

The Trader Daily

The Trader Daily

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

SolarCity: Bolted Onto Your Roof for 30 Years

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

The State of Renewable Energy

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

Southern Co.'s Nuclear Ambition

Southern Co.'s Nuclear Ambition

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

Southern Comfort

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

Rounding Up Utility Losers of 2013

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

Solar Loves Thy Neighbors

Solar Loves Thy Neighbors

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

Not All Utilities Are Alike

Not All Utilities Are Alike

Different utility types are engaged in completely different businesses.

Solar Is the Hands-Down Winner

Solar Is the Hands-Down Winner

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