The Southern Co. (SO)

NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 59.99
Day Low/High 59.53 / 60.30
52 Wk Low/High 42.50 / 60.65
Avg Volume 4.66M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.05B
Market Cap 62.70B
EPS 2.20
P/E Ratio 13.92
Div & Yield 2.48 (4.09%)

ConEd May Find Sandy's Silver Lining

The utility, its customers and shareholders could benefit greatly from changes wrought by the storm's destruction.

An Exelon Surprise

The energy company goes speculative.

The Sparks Are Flying

This electric utility looks to be a tremendous value, and that's only reinforced by the recent insider buy.

The Magic of the Markets

Renewable energy actually lowers power prices.

A Declaration of (Energy) Independence?

Both candidates confuse the electorate by conflating energy independence with available energy options.

Cramer: Beware, The Romney Bounce Will Be Short-lived

Cramer: Beware, The Romney Bounce Will Be Short-lived

Jim Cramer says while some sectors like oil, coal and defense are bouncing after Romney's debate performance, the bounce will likely fade fast.

Romney Winners and Losers

Coal-related stocks would get a boost, while alternative-energy names would likely become short candidates.

All Energy Options Aren't on the Table

What politicians running for national office say about nuclear power is much different from what states will do.

New Technologies for Coal-Based Electricity Generation

Coal will remain a primary fuel source in the U.S., and more efficient methods will yield more power from it.

Barclays Energy/Power Conf.

The Nuclear Renaissance Has Arrived

Unfortunately, it's on the other side of the world from the U.S.

Freeze Ordered on Nuclear Plant Licenses

But the NRC's order will actually have little impact on the power industry.

Goldman Power/Utility Conf.

Pepco's Futility

Mid-Atlantic utility faces challenges of risk, regulation and reputation.

Duke Energy Deceives Its Investors

How Duke's board deals with its self-inflicted crisis will determine the company's future.

Cramer: Forget About Rodgers, Duke Energy Is Buyable

Cramer: Forget About Rodgers, Duke Energy Is Buyable

Jim Cramer says don't worry about the boardroom drama at Duke Energy and take advantage of this pullback in the stock.

Be "Indomitable" and Buy Safe Dividend Stocks

Be "Indomitable" and Buy Safe Dividend Stocks

Steven Sears, author of The Indomitable Investor, says dividend stocks and index funds are a much smarter play than highly hyped stocks like Facebook.

China Resumes Nuclear Build Out

The nation plans to have 100 operational nuclear reactors by 2020.

Southern Company upgraded at Jefferies

The EPA's Catastrophic Coal Rules

They will effectively prohibit all new coal plants and shut down many existing facilities.

Joining the 40-Plus Club

As a portfolio, this unique class of utilities is performing well.

Dominion Reigns Supreme

Dominion Resources is the safest play on liquefied natural gas exports.

The EPA's CO2 Solution Won't Work

The regulator's latest rules are about to cut off the utility industry's legs and head.

The EPA's Rifle Shot

A proposed rule is bad policy for safe, economical and reliable power generation.

SCANA's Big Gamble

Does the power company have the wherewithal to build a new nuclear power plant once it gets regulatory approval?

Is Nuclear Power's Futures Spelled SMR?

Small module reactors offer an easier path for most utilities to adopt new nuclear technologies.

7 Energy Issues Candidates Don't Grasp

Few politicians understand the fundamental principles of energy production, delivery or consumption.

Electric Markets Enduring Disruptions

Many blame excessive federal regulation, but the main culprit is low natural gas prices.