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SO - Southern Co Share Price

$62.73 -0.1  -0.2%

Last Trade - 09/04/21

Large Cap
Market Cap £48.35bn
Enterprise Value £86.57bn
Revenue £14.86bn
Position in Universe 185th / 6827
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1m +0.89%
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52w High -3.39%
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Financial Summary
Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
17,489 19,896 23,031 23,495 21,419 20,375 21,916 22,488 +3.1%
+1.0 +0.8 -9.2 +13.2 -3.4 +15.9 -0.18 +7.34
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020, SouthernCo revenues decreased 5% to $20.38B. Net income applicableto common stockholders decreased 34% to $3.12B. Revenuesreflect Traditional Electric Operating Companies segmentdecrease of 3% to $15.14B, Southern Company Gas segmentdecrease of 9% to $3.43B. Net income also reflects Gain ondispositions, net decrease of 97% to $65M (income).
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Profile Summary

The Southern Company (Southern Company) is a holding company. The Company owns all of the stock of the traditional electric operating companies and the parent entities of Southern Power Company (Southern Power) and Southern Company Gas, and owns other direct and indirect subsidiaries. The Company owns all of the common stock of Alabama Power Company (Alabama Power), Georgia Power Company (Georgia Power), and Mississippi Power Company (Mississippi Power), each of which is an operating public utility company. The primary business of the Southern Company system is electricity sales by the traditional electric operating companies and Southern Power and the distribution of natural gas by Southern Company Gas. The Company's segments include Gas distribution operations, Gas marketing services, Wholesale gas services, Gas Pipeline investments and All other.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim December 31st, 2020
Incorporated November 9, 1945
Public Since September 30, 1949
No. of Shareholders: 107,362
No. of Employees: 27,700
Sector Utilities
Industry Electric Utilities & IPPs
Index Dow Jones Composite , S&P 500 Utilities (sector), S&P Composite 1500 , S&P 500 ,
Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 1,056,609,660
Free Float (0.0%)
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Upcoming Events for SO
Wednesday 28th April, 2021
Dividend For SOJD.N - 0.3094 USD
Thursday 29th April, 2021
Dividend For SOLN.N - 0.8438 USD
Thursday 29th April, 2021
Q1 2021 Southern Co Earnings Release
Thursday 29th April, 2021
Q1 2021 Southern Co Earnings Call
Thursday 27th May, 2021
Dividend For SOJC.N - 0.3318 USD
Thursday 27th May, 2021 Estimate
Southern Co Annual Shareholders Meeting
Wednesday 28th July, 2021 Estimate
Q2 2021 Southern Co Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Southern Co
What is the Southern Co share price?

As of 09/04/21, shares in Southern Co are trading at $62.73, giving the company a market capitalisation of £48.35bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Southern Co share price performed this year?

Shares in Southern Co are currently trading at $62.73 and the price has moved by 3.98% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Southern Co price has moved by -29.92% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Southern Co?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Southern Co, there are there are currently 2 "buy" , 4 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Southern Co is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Southern Co next release its financial results?

Southern Co is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-12-31
What is the Southern Co dividend yield?

The Southern Co dividend yield is 4.05% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Southern Co pay a dividend?

Last year, Southern Co paid a total dividend of 2.54, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 4.05%. Looking ahead, Southern Co has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Southern Co next pay dividends?

Southern Co has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Southern Co shares is currently 4.05%.

How do I buy Southern Co shares?

To buy shares in Southern Co you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of Southern Co?

Shares in Southern Co are currently trading at $62.73, giving the company a market capitalisation of £48.35bn.

Where are Southern Co shares listed? Where are Southern Co shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Southern Co:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NYQ
Ticker Symbol: SO
What kind of share is Southern Co?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Southern Co is currently classified as a Style Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Southern Co share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Southern Co are currently priced at $62.73. At that level they are trading at 2.57% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Southern Co currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 3.311 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Southern Co share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Southern Co. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -7.88%. At the current price of $62.73, shares in Southern Co are trading at 8.58% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Southern Co PE Ratio?

The Southern Co PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 18.91. The shares are currently trading at $62.73.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Southern Co?

Southern Co's management team is headed by:

W. Paul Bowers - CEX
Thomas Fanning - CHM
Juanita Baranco - IND
Jon Boscia - IND
Steven Specker - LED
Mark Crosswhite - CEX
Stephen Kuczynski - CEX
Stanley Connally - EVP
Kimberly Greene - CEX
Mark Lantrip - EVP
James Kerr - EVP
Anthony Wilson - CEX
Andrew Evans - CFO
Janaki Akella - IND
Colette Honorable - DRC
Who are the major shareholders of Southern Co?

Here are the top five shareholders of Southern Co based on the size of their shareholding:

The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8.46% (89.4m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.06% (53.4m shares)
State Street Global Advisors (US) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.94% (52.2m shares)
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 3.69% (39.0m shares)
MFS Investment Management Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 2.99% (31.6m shares)
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