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Southern NYSE:SO Stock Report

Last Price

US$77.68

Market Cap

US$86.0b

7D

-1.6%

1Y

8.2%

Updated

17 Jun, 2024

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Southern
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$77.68
52 Week HighUS$80.84
52 Week LowUS$61.56
Beta0.51
1 Month Change-2.34%
3 Month Change10.64%
1 Year Change8.25%
3 Year Change24.29%
5 Year Change38.02%
Change since IPO452.39%

Recent News & Updates

Recent updates

The Southern Company: A Premium Valuation With Lukewarm Growth

May 24

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Shares Could Be 31% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

May 22
The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Shares Could Be 31% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

The Southern Company Just Beat Earnings Expectations: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

May 06
The Southern Company Just Beat Earnings Expectations: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

Does Southern (NYSE:SO) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

Apr 18
Does Southern (NYSE:SO) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

Returns Are Gaining Momentum At Southern (NYSE:SO)

Mar 24
Returns Are Gaining Momentum At Southern (NYSE:SO)

Southern Company: How One Of The Best Utilities Could Return Over 10% Per Year

Mar 13

Southern (NYSE:SO) Use Of Debt Could Be Considered Risky

Mar 11
Southern (NYSE:SO) Use Of Debt Could Be Considered Risky

Is There An Opportunity With The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) 22% Undervaluation?

Feb 13
Is There An Opportunity With The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) 22% Undervaluation?

The Southern Company: Onboarding New Nuclear Plants

Feb 09

Southern Company: It's Almost Time To Buy This Proven 4%-Yielding Utility

Jan 25

The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) P/E Still Appears To Be Reasonable

Jan 15
The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) P/E Still Appears To Be Reasonable

Southern Company: The Pros And Cons Of A Stock And Bond Investment

Dec 21

Returns At Southern (NYSE:SO) Appear To Be Weighed Down

Dec 13
Returns At Southern (NYSE:SO) Appear To Be Weighed Down

The Southern Company: A Solid Company, But Still Overvalued

Nov 16

4%-Yielding Southern Company Is A Utility Gem

Nov 03

The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 41% Above Its Share Price

Nov 02
The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 41% Above Its Share Price

Southern Company: Hold This Stock For Stable Dividend Yield

Oct 11

Southern (NYSE:SO) Seems To Be Using A Lot Of Debt

Oct 06
Southern (NYSE:SO) Seems To Be Using A Lot Of Debt

Southern Company Looks Interesting Yielding Over 4%, Down 19% From Its Highs

Sep 29

Returns On Capital At Southern (NYSE:SO) Have Stalled

Sep 08
Returns On Capital At Southern (NYSE:SO) Have Stalled

Southern Company: Long-Term Buy For One Of The Sector's Best Regulatory Profiles

Aug 04

The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 53% Above Its Share Price

Jul 24
The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 53% Above Its Share Price

We Think Southern (NYSE:SO) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt

Jun 26
We Think Southern (NYSE:SO) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt

Even With End Of The Vogtle Saga, Southern Co. Is A Hold

Jun 26

Returns Are Gaining Momentum At Southern (NYSE:SO)

May 30
Returns Are Gaining Momentum At Southern (NYSE:SO)

Southern Company: A Solid Company With Bright Future, But Overvalued

May 23

Are Investors Undervaluing The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) By 39%?

Mar 20
Are Investors Undervaluing The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) By 39%?

Here's Why Southern (NYSE:SO) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Mar 06
Here's Why Southern (NYSE:SO) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Southern Company prices $1.5B in principal amount of convertible senior notes

Feb 24

Southern (NYSE:SO) Shareholders Will Want The ROCE Trajectory To Continue

Feb 20
Southern (NYSE:SO) Shareholders Will Want The ROCE Trajectory To Continue

The Southern Company Q4 2022 Earnings Preview

Feb 15

Southern Company: Favorable Outlook For 2023

Feb 09

Southern CO declares $0.68 dividend

Jan 20

Southern Company snags upgrade from Wolfe to top rating

Dec 12

The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 62% Above Its Share Price

Dec 12
The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 62% Above Its Share Price

Is Southern (NYSE:SO) A Risky Investment?

Nov 27
Is Southern (NYSE:SO) A Risky Investment?

Southern Company: Solid Dividend Stock That Will Likely Hold Up Well During Recession

Nov 10

Southern CO declares $0.68 dividend

Oct 18

Southern Company: Hold Until Interest Rates Peak

Oct 07

Shareholder Returns

SOUS Electric UtilitiesUS Market
7D-1.6%-1.6%1.0%
1Y8.2%5.5%20.8%

Return vs Industry: SO exceeded the US Electric Utilities industry which returned 5.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SO underperformed the US Market which returned 20.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SO's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SO volatility
SO Average Weekly Movement2.4%
Electric Utilities Industry Average Movement2.5%
Market Average Movement5.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.4%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: SO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Volatility Over Time: SO's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
194527,960Chris Womackwww.southerncompany.com

The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company also develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, gas distribution operations, and gas pipeline investments operations. In addition, it owns and operates nuclear, coal, hydro, cogeneration, solar, wind, battery storage, and fuel cell facilities.

The Southern Company Fundamentals Summary

How do Southern's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SO fundamental statistics
Market capUS$86.00b
Earnings (TTM)US$4.24b
Revenue (TTM)US$25.42b

20.0x

P/E Ratio

3.3x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report (TTM)
SO income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$25.42b
Cost of RevenueUS$13.19b
Gross ProfitUS$12.23b
Other ExpensesUS$7.99b
EarningsUS$4.24b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2024

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)3.88
Gross Margin48.11%
Net Profit Margin16.69%
Debt/Equity Ratio179.7%

How did SO perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

3.7%

Current Dividend Yield

72%

Payout Ratio
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