The Southern Co. (SO)

66.19
NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 66.86
Day Low/High 66.15 / 67.55
52 Wk Low/High 49.01 / 71.10
Avg Volume 4.57M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.05B
Market Cap 70.49B
EPS 4.50
P/E Ratio 14.86
Div & Yield 2.48 (3.63%)

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

When It Comes to Nat Gas, Consider the Landscape

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

And then There Were Three

And then There Were Three

Will the remaining nuclear projects see commercial operation?

Get Your Portfolio Into the Bunker

Get Your Portfolio Into the Bunker

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

The Markets Will Decide

The Markets Will Decide

The markets will become the deciding factor for most utilities.

Solar Shows Investors the Money

Solar Shows Investors the Money

Solar generation can mean new sources of earnings for shareholders

Dominion Resources: Time to Move On

Dominion Resources: Time to Move On

Dominion Resources is now fully valued as its stock has outperformed its group and the overall market.  

Buying Before A Dividend Boost

Buying Before A Dividend Boost

Northwest Natural Gas is an attractive utility play. Portfolio Manager David Peltier says why he expects a dividend hike.

Don't Blow Your Stack Over the New EPA Proposal

Don't Blow Your Stack Over the New EPA Proposal

This isn't a big deal -- and, in fact, it will create some winners

Energy Regulators Face Market Challenge

Energy Regulators Face Market Challenge

Capital investment rules seem flawed for deregulated generators.

Southern Looks Like a Timely Buy

Southern Looks Like a Timely Buy

It has underperformed, and dividend investors can get in at a discount.

Solar Threatens Old-Fashioned Utilities

But when will nuclear and coal no longer rely handouts?

Utilities Regroup to Cope With Nuclear's Costs

Utilities Regroup to Cope With Nuclear's Costs

As Entergy shutters a plant, Southern overhauls financial terms for a Georgia facility.

Up in Smoke?

Predictions for a resurgence in coal demand may not catch fire.

The Government Should Practice What it Preaches

The federally owned TVA mostly ignores federally promoted policy.

Bearish Setups Easier to Find

Bearish Setups Easier to Find

One or two flat days or even small bounces may create some good downside opportunities.

Southern estimates, target cut at UBS

American Electric Power Needs Some Ideas

American Electric Power Needs Some Ideas

The company's uncompetitive power plants are a dead weight.

Southern Company upgraded at Citi

Southern Company downgraded at Jefferies

Solyndra Fiasco Marks Nuclear Bullseye

Solyndra Fiasco Marks Nuclear Bullseye

Some see government guarantees as an unfair mechanism for policymakers.

Duke Cancels $13B Nuclear Reactors Project

Duke Cancels $13B Nuclear Reactors Project

Declining demand and lower-cost alternatives nullify its North Carolina project.

About Southern's 40%-Built Nukes

About Southern's 40%-Built Nukes

Two new plants are less than 20% built.

The TVA Isn't Going Anywhere

The TVA Isn't Going Anywhere

The Tennessee Valley Authority's unique regulatory structure makes it too difficult to sell.

Pull the Plug on Utilities

Pull the Plug on Utilities

Too much risk, not enough reward.

Market on Close Imbalances

How much to buy? "One last thing." -- Lt. Columbo My mavens on the floor of the exchange see an imbalance of $430 million to the buy side at the close. In terms of sectors, the financials have $128 million to buy, utilities $75 million and energy $5...

Duke's Credibility Gap

Duke's Credibility Gap

Having lost the confidence of regulators and the public it serves, the utility's future is uncertain.

Market on Close Imbalance

How much to buy? My mavens on the floor see about $900 million to buy on the close. In terms of sector buying, financials have $205 million to buy, energy $195 million and consumer staples at $140 million. Selling is seen only in utilities ($15 mill...

As One Marginal Power Plant Retires, Another Huffs and Puffs

As One Marginal Power Plant Retires, Another Huffs and Puffs

New EPA regulations will accelerate the inevitable as marginal coal and nuclear plants are retired.