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%)

The Markets Will Decide

The markets will become the deciding factor for most utilities.

Solar Shows Investors the Money

Solar generation can mean new sources of earnings for shareholders

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

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

Energy Regulators Face Market Challenge

Capital investment rules seem flawed for deregulated generators.

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

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

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

Some see government guarantees as an unfair mechanism for policymakers.

Duke Cancels $13B Nuclear Reactors Project

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

About Southern's 40%-Built Nukes

Two new plants are less than 20% built.

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

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

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

U.S. Nuclear Power Expansion on Shaky Ground

Investors should consider the possibility that new projects may not be completed.

National Energy Policy in 50 Pieces

If you think Washington can develop a cohesive energy policy, forget it.

Energy Consumption Had a Surprising Dip

Summer usage was down from 2011 levels, and this could ding utilities' quarters.

Not So Energy-Independent After All

The villain is the nuclear-power industry, the U.S.'s only power producer dependent on foreign fuels.