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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 68
  • Sector Utilities
  • Industry Utilities - Regulated Electric
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 67.03  –  68.17
  • Year Range 58.85  –  80.57
  • Market Cap 74.0298 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 2.9 Mil /  4.5 Mil
  • Price / Sales 2.61
  • Price / Book 2.37
  • Forward Div Yield 4.09%
  • Trailing Div Yield 3.97%

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Southern Announces Leadership Transition Plan; Womack Replacing CEO Fanning

Travis Miller Strategist

Analyst Note

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We are reaffirming our outlook for Southern Company after the company announced that longtime Southern executive Chris Womack will succeed CEO and president Tom Fanning in March. We’ve been anticipating this announcement since Bloomberg published a report in August suggesting Fanning planned to retire soon. We are reaffirming our narrow moat and stable moat trend ratings.

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Business Description

Southern is one of the largest utilities in the U.S. The company serves 9 million customers with vertically integrated electric utilities in three states and natural gas distribution utilities in four states. It owns 50 gigawatts of rate-regulated generating capacity, primarily for serving customers in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Subsidiary Southern Power owns 12 gigawatts of mostly non-rate-regulated renewable energy capacity across the U.S. and sells the electricity primarily under long-term contracts.

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Northwest
Atlanta, GA, 30308
Industry Utilities - Regulated Electric
Employees 27,300

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FAQs for Southern Co Stock

Yes. SO has a forward dividend yield of 4.09%. See SO’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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SO’s market cap is 74.03 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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SO’s stock style is Large Core.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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SO’s price/sales is 2.61.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

SO’s price/forward earnings is 17.95.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

SO’s price/book is 2.37.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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SO’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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