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Southern Company
IndexS&P 500 P/E17.57 EPS (ttm)2.51 Insider Own0.02% Shs Outstand895.70M Perf Week1.47%
Market Cap39.49B Forward P/E15.39 EPS next Y2.86 Insider Trans1.13% Shs Float894.99M Perf Month0.66%
Income2.23B PEG5.25 EPS next Q1.07 Inst Own51.40% Short Float4.47% Perf Quarter-0.38%
Sales18.06B P/S2.19 EPS this Y-30.00% Inst Trans2.99% Short Ratio9.51 Perf Half Y3.04%
Book/sh21.71 P/B2.03 EPS next Y2.69% ROA3.40% Target Price44.13 Perf Year10.75%
Cash/sh0.65 P/C67.74 EPS next 5Y3.35% ROE11.70% 52W Range38.92 - 46.27 Perf YTD9.84%
Dividend2.10 P/FCF- EPS past 5Y-3.60% ROI5.70% 52W High-4.06% Beta0.19
Dividend %4.76% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y0.00% Gross Margin96.90% 52W Low14.05% ATR0.52
Employees26300 Current Ratio0.90 Sales Q/Q5.20% Oper. Margin25.80% RSI (14)61.27 Volatility1.17% 1.14%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq1.26 EPS Q/Q100.00% Profit Margin12.30% Rel Volume1.31 Prev Close44.09
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq1.14 EarningsOct 28 BMO Payout81.60% Avg Volume4.21M Price44.40
Recom3.00 SMA201.48% SMA501.49% SMA2003.40% Volume769,772 Change0.69%
24-Jun-14Upgrade Argus Hold → Buy $49
17-Apr-14Downgrade RBC Capital Mkts Outperform → Sector Perform $44 → $46
06-Jan-14Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $46 → $42
05-Nov-13Initiated CRT Capital Fair Value
31-Oct-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $44 → $46
04-Oct-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $49 → $44
24-Apr-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $46 → $51
17-Apr-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $45 → $48
31-Jan-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $46 → $45
31-Jan-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $48 → $46
21-Nov-12Reiterated FBR Capital Mkt Perform $47 → $44.50
08-Nov-12Upgrade RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform → Outperform $49
24-Jul-12Reiterated FBR Capital Mkt Perform $44 → $47
19-Jun-12Downgrade Hilliard Lyons Buy → Neutral
13-Dec-11Downgrade Argus Buy → Hold
27-Oct-11Reiterated Barclays Capital Equal Weight $42 → $44
02-Aug-11Upgrade Hilliard Lyons Neutral → Buy $43
24-Jun-11Initiated RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $43
20-Jan-11Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $37 → $39
12-Jan-11Reiterated Oppenheimer Perform $39 → $41
01-Oct-14 09:51AM  Canada to Start First Carbon-Capture Coal Power Plant at Bloomberg
26-Sep-14 04:17PM  Must-know: Duke Energys operating segments Market Realist
10:15AM  Insider Trading Alert - SO, DRII And SF Traded By Insiders at TheStreet
23-Sep-14 02:30PM  3 Ways To Profit From The Best-Performing Sector Of The Year StreetAuthority Network
11:30AM  Don't Miss Out: Top 3 Yielding Buy-Rated Stocks: MBT, BCE, SO at TheStreet
10:10AM  Southern Company to Hold Their Sixth Annual Evening of Excellence PR Newswire
22-Sep-14 03:45PM  Southern Nuclear corporate employees end successful campaign for United Way PR Newswire
16-Sep-14 11:00AM  SouthernLINC Wireless President and CEO Don Horsley Re-elected to CTIA Board of Directors PR Newswire
15-Sep-14 09:55AM  Plant Vogtle Unit 2 begins planned refueling and maintenance outage PR Newswire
13-Sep-14 09:45AM  Susan Story of American Water: A Job Description Is Just the Start at New York Times
12-Sep-14 05:16PM  [$$] Southern Co. CEO Sells $47 Million in Stock at Barrons.com
01:39PM  Georgia Power marks National Drive Electric Week PR Newswire
10-Sep-14 10:06AM  Margin of Safety: 10 Utility, Dividend Stocks to Consider at TheStreet
09:33AM  Stock Market News for September 10, 2014 Zacks
09-Sep-14 01:45PM  Southern Company and PGA TOUR present 2014 Payne Stewart Award to Sir Nick Faldo PR Newswire
05-Sep-14 05:34PM  Must-know: The top US electric utility companies Market Realist
01:34PM  Must-know: Terminology used in the electric utilities industry Market Realist
09:33AM  Must-know: Why the electric utilities industry is important Market Realist
03-Sep-14 01:03PM  3 Utilities Stocks On The Rise at TheStreet
28-Aug-14 01:04PM  3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Utilities Sector at TheStreet
27-Aug-14 01:04PM  SOUTHERN CO Financials EDGAR Online Financials
25-Aug-14 03:50PM  Plant Farley and workers' union sign new contract PR Newswire
22-Aug-14 05:06PM  SOUTHERN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits EDGAR Online
21-Aug-14 01:45PM  Southern Company honors first graduates of innovative military training program PR Newswire
18-Aug-14 02:49PM  Wall Street Transcript Interview with Gerry McGowan, the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of CBD Energy Limited (CBDE) Wall Street Transcript
15-Aug-14 02:19PM  U.S. court upholds FERC rules on electric grid planning Reuters
14-Aug-14 10:56PM  Kemper plant starts making power using natural gas AP
03:00PM  Kemper project reaches major milestone with commercial operation of combined cycle unit PR Newswire
07:21AM  [$$] Is Southern Co. Headed Southbound? at Barrons.com
13-Aug-14 10:24AM  [video] 50% off all machinery! at CNBC
09:26AM  Will Southern Co. (SO) Stock Be Negatively Affected By This Ratings Downgrade? at TheStreet
12-Aug-14 04:00PM  Why the hottest trade of the year is burning out Talking Numbers
11-Aug-14 01:04PM  3 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Lower at TheStreet
08:01AM  Williams: No New Nukes for You at TheStreet
08-Aug-14 09:41AM  Stock Market News for August 08, 2014 Zacks
07-Aug-14 07:16PM  [$$] Falling Natural-Gas Prices Dim Utility Stocks at The Wall Street Journal
03:30PM  SOUTHERN CO Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report EDGAR Online
02:45PM  Learning Power returns to Georgia classrooms for fourth year PR Newswire
05-Aug-14 01:30PM  Southern Company, partners to award Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grants PR Newswire
12:28PM  Southern Company (The) -- Moody's: Mississippi Power's Settlement with Sierra Club is Credit Positive at Moody's
04-Aug-14 04:15PM  Mississippi Power announces settlement with Sierra Club, conversions or closures of some generating units PR Newswire
01:55PM  Mississippi Power, Sierra settle coal litigation AP
01-Aug-14 11:30AM  Don't Miss Out: Top 3 Yielding Buy-Rated Stocks: SIX, SO, WPZ at TheStreet
30-Jul-14 04:20PM  Stocks Pare Losses After Fed Statement Morningstar
12:00PM  Stocks Lower Ahead of Fed; GDP, Twitter in Focus Morningstar
11:40AM  Southern Company Q2 Earnings Top on Strong Electricity Sales Zacks
11:32AM  [video] Southern CEO Calls Industrial Sales a `Bright Spot' at Bloomberg
08:55AM  [$$] Southern Profit Rises on Stronger Electricity Sales at The Wall Street Journal
08:43AM  SOUTHERN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition EDGAR Online
07:30AM  Southern Company reports second quarter earnings, notes modest economic recovery in Southeast PR Newswire
07:07AM  Q2 2014 Southern Company Earnings Release - 07:30 am ET CCBN
29-Jul-14 11:25AM  Breaking Down Utilities (XLU) Yahoo Finance Blogs
25-Jul-14 04:25PM  CONSOL Energy (CNX) to Beat Earnings on Strong E&P Business Zacks
24-Jul-14 09:47AM  Southern hopes to build more U.S. nuclear power reactors Reuters
08:14AM  Mistras awarded fleet-wide contract by Southern Nuclear theflyonthewall.com
08:00AM  MISTRAS Group Awarded Fleet-Wide Contract by Southern Nuclear for Radiography Services GlobeNewswire
22-Jul-14 02:30PM  Southern Company and partners award longleaf stewardship grants PR Newswire
21-Jul-14 02:50PM  Southern Company announces quarterly dividend PR Newswire
17-Jul-14 04:35PM  Southern Company subsidiary reaches two testing milestones theflyonthewall.com
04:30PM  Testing milestones reached at Kemper PR Newswire
03:32PM  IEA Begs for All of the Above Strategy at Motley Fool
16-Jul-14 03:58PM  Alabama Power Dividends Declared PR Newswire
15-Jul-14 03:04PM  The hottest trade of the year could get hotter Talking Numbers
01:22PM  Plant Vogtle Unit 2 marks 25 years of operation PR Newswire
14-Jul-14 05:44PM  Southern Nuclear employee nationally recognized for excellence in nuclear training PR Newswire
02:03PM  2 Charts Show Why Wind Power Won't Solve the Carbon Problem at Motley Fool
01:03PM  3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Utilities Sector at TheStreet
11-Jul-14 06:46PM  Lightning Round: Starbucks, Core Labs & more at CNBC
10-Jul-14 03:45PM  Here are safety plays for today's market, pros say at CNBC
10:52AM  COLUMN-Capturing CO2 emissions remains frustratingly expensive: Kemp Reuters
09-Jul-14 06:41AM  The Morning Ledger: A 'Tax Extender' Lurches Toward a Vote at The Wall Street Journal
08-Jul-14 05:01PM  [video] Momentum names fall hard at CNBC
02:03PM  House Plans to Vote on Bonus Depreciation This Week at The Wall Street Journal
01:02PM  3 Utilities Stocks Moving The Sector Upward at TheStreet
12:00PM  Southern Company second quarter earnings to be released July 30 PR Newswire
07-Jul-14 06:00PM  Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Timing Is Everything at TheStreet
01:07PM  Is The Southern Company Destined for Greatness? at Motley Fool
03-Jul-14 08:50AM  Georgia Power launches online resource for lake visitors, highlights safety on the water PR Newswire
01-Jul-14 10:00AM  New Push-To-Talk App Connects any U.S. Carrier's Smartphone to the SouthernLINC Wireless Network PR Newswire
08:30AM  Georgia Power helps customers fight summer heat PR Newswire
12:00AM  Georgia Coal-to-Solar Pivot Shows the Way on Climate Regs Bloomberg
12:00AM  Georgia Coal-to-Nuke Pivot Shows the Way on Climate Regs at Bloomberg
30-Jun-14 11:39AM  Why Investors Should Buy Southern Company Instead Of Duke Energy at Seeking Alpha
27-Jun-14 08:03AM  Protecting Your Income Portfolios In Today's Market: Consider Defensive Utility Stocks
26-Jun-14 12:00PM  Southern Company recognized with industry-leading awards PR Newswire
25-Jun-14 04:30PM  These 3 Charts Say the War on Coal Isn't Over
01:03PM  Utilities Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks at TheStreet
24-Jun-14 12:06PM  Is Southern Company Still A Good Buy? at Seeking Alpha
08:21AM  Southern upgraded by Argus Briefing.com
23-Jun-14 04:57PM  Southern Nuclear receives award for support of Navy Reserve personnel PR Newswire
19-Jun-14 12:18PM  [video] Options Update: How to Play The Southern Co. at Bloomberg
18-Jun-14 12:59PM  Trade-Ideas: Southern (SO) Is Today's Unusual Social Activity Stock at TheStreet
The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. The company is involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. It constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2013, the company owned and/or operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 32 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 6 solar facilities, 1 landfill gas facility, and 1 biomass facility. The company also provides digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data; and wholesale fiber optic solutions to telecommunication providers in the Southeast under the Southern Telecom name. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
FANNING THOMAS APresident, CEO & ChairmanSep 05Option Exercise34.651,049,18536,355,048496,005Sep 08 09:00 AM
FANNING THOMAS APresident, CEO & ChairmanSep 05Sale44.501,049,18546,688,73335,082Sep 08 09:00 AM
WOMACK CHRISTOPHER CEVP & Pres. External AffairsAug 29Option Exercise33.2451,0861,697,89936,527Sep 02 09:39 AM
WOMACK CHRISTOPHER CEVP & Pres. External AffairsAug 29Sale44.1951,0862,257,49010,114Sep 02 09:39 AM
BEATTIE ART PExecutive Vice President & CFOJul 08Option Exercise36.1144,3291,600,52451,674Jul 08 05:01 PM
BEATTIE ART PExecutive Vice President & CFOJul 08Sale44.6244,3291,978,0857,345Jul 08 05:01 PM
BEATTIE ART PExecutive Vice President & CFOJul 03Option Exercise31.3913,654428,59920,021Jul 07 09:08 AM
BEATTIE ART PExecutive Vice President & CFOJul 03Sale43.8113,654598,1286,367Jul 07 09:08 AM
WOOD E JENNER IIIDirectorMay 23Buy43.132,00086,2605,000May 27 12:14 PM
Connally Stan WPresident & CEO, Gulf Power CoMay 02Option Exercise31.175,631175,5187,408May 05 01:14 PM
Connally Stan WPresident & CEO, Gulf Power CoMay 02Sale44.405,631250,0161,777May 05 01:14 PM
Crosswhite Mark A.President & CEO, APCMay 01Option Exercise35.7822,460803,61924,123May 02 08:55 AM
Crosswhite Mark A.President & CEO, APCMay 01Sale45.1522,4601,014,0691,663May 02 08:55 AM
Daiss Ann PComptrollerApr 28Option Exercise31.2514,652457,80617,088Apr 28 05:01 PM
Daiss Ann PComptrollerApr 28Sale46.5014,652681,3182,436Apr 28 05:01 PM
Daiss Ann PComptrollerApr 25Option Exercise36.429,004327,92611,440Apr 28 05:01 PM
Daiss Ann PComptrollerApr 25Sale46.009,004414,1842,436Apr 28 05:01 PM
Daiss Ann PComptrollerApr 07Option Exercise33.818,464286,16810,900Apr 08 09:22 AM
Daiss Ann PComptrollerApr 07Sale44.008,464372,4162,436Apr 08 09:22 AM
GRAIN DAVID JDirectorJan 17Buy41.1929111,98610,791Sep 25 01:59 PM
WOMACK CHRISTOPHER CEVP & Pres. External AffairsDec 06Option Exercise29.5026,310776,14533,999Dec 06 01:48 PM
WOMACK CHRISTOPHER CEVP & Pres. External AffairsDec 06Sale41.2326,3101,084,8517,689Dec 06 01:48 PM
GRAIN DAVID JDirectorNov 01Buy41.1310,000411,31810,500Nov 04 09:22 AM