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%)
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?

Is Nuclear Power's Futures Spelled SMR?

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

7 Energy Issues Candidates Don't Grasp

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

Electric Markets Enduring Disruptions

Electric Markets Enduring Disruptions

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

A Nuclear Challenge

A Nuclear Challenge

The cost and schedule of building the nation's first generation-III nuclear power plant will be difficult to achieve.

Powering Up

Powering Up

Congress has approved construction for much-needed, nuclear plants, but it needs to clean up its underlying energy policies.

Seeking Yield? Try Tobacco, Pipeline Stocks

Seeking Yield? Try Tobacco, Pipeline Stocks

James Wong, portfolio manager for the Payden Value Leaders fund, names his favorite high yield stocks including Altria, Enbridge Energy and Philip Morris.

Nuclear Power's Powerful Ally

Nuclear Power's Powerful Ally

When the NEI speaks, it isn't just the energy industry that listens.

Southern Company downgraded at JP Morgan

Take the Nuclear Option

Take the Nuclear Option

Don't be too quick to write off the future of nuclear energy until there's a viable replacement.

Plugging Into Utilities

Plugging Into Utilities

These companies are often considered boring, but their steady yield is becoming more valuable.

Revolutionizing the Nuclear Market

Revolutionizing the Nuclear Market

SMRs can produce safe, economic and reliable power to serve the grid's base load at a more affordable price.

Southern Company downgraded at Argus

A Maverick of the Utilities Space

AES, which has taken great strides to take care of its shareholders, is once again able to deliver bottom-line results.

Don't Unplug the Energy Department

Those who would do away with the DOE have no idea what it really does.

The Nuclear Energy Race Gets Peculiar

Two companies seek U.S. design certification, but nearly all the construction is happening overseas.

Entergy Is in the MISO Soup

The electricity producer is taking a surprising turn by joining a regional transmission organization.

Utilize the Utilities

Utilize the Utilities

The sector is in a sweet spot, and a number of names pay hefty dividends.

Diary of a Dividend Diva: KMI, PAYX, NYB

Let's take full advantage of this rip-roaring rally in our dividend-capture strategy.

Can Shaw Group Engineer a Comeback?

Despite contracts for two new nuclear plants, the stock is having a meltdown.

Debating Energy Policy

Here's a look at where the top three GOP candidates stand on this fundamentally important issue -- and what they need to understand about it.

EPA's Clean Air Rule Looks Doomed

The EPA clearly miscalculated the impact of their rules.

Not a Sunny Day for Solar

Solyndra's management, employees and the American public all lose from the company's bankruptcy.

Dominion Investors Shouldn't Feel Aftershock

An insurance policy should cover most of the quake damage and outage at a Virginia nuclear plant.

Light Up Your Portfolio With Utilities

This "boring" sector is showing better action than the market and many names often pay dividends.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Here is my trading scorecard for the calls I made during the month of August.

Providing a Safer Haven

Providing a Safer Haven

HCN, a health care REIT, is poised for growth and could take the lead in a sector recovery.

Utilities Continue to Shine

Utilities Continue to Shine

These issues offer high yields and relative safety in an uncertain market.

Seek Safety in Utilities

Seek Safety in Utilities

Southern Company is looking like a good buy here.

For Utilities, Bigger Is Better

The member of the '40-plus' club enjoy competitive advantages -- and membership is about to become tougher to come by.