The Southern Co. (SO)

69.44
NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 68.96
Day Low/High 68.86 / 69.52
52 Wk Low/High 47.11 / 68.99
Avg Volume 4.42M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.05B
Market Cap 72.32B
EPS 2.20
P/E Ratio 15.85
Div & Yield 2.48 (3.60%)

National Energy Policy in 50 Pieces

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

Energy Consumption Had a Surprising Dip

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.

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

An Exelon Surprise

The energy company goes speculative.

The Sparks Are Flying

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

The Magic of the Markets

Renewable energy actually lowers power prices.

A Declaration of (Energy) Independence?

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

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

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

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

Pepco's Futility

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

Duke Energy Deceives Its Investors

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

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 Reigns Supreme

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

The EPA's CO2 Solution Won't Work

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

The EPA's Rifle Shot

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

SCANA's Big Gamble

SCANA's Big Gamble

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