Southern Company (NYSE: SO) Could Achieve Gains In The Near Future

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Southern Company is listed on the NYSE in the Utilities sector while operating in the Utilities – Regulated Electric industry. The current market capitalization of Southern Company is $86.00B. A total of 4.21 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.75M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Greene Kimberly S, sold 10,874 shares of SO for 75.01 per share on May 02 ’24. After the transaction, the Chairman, President & CEO, GPC now owns 110,630 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 01 ’24, Greene Kimberly S, sold 9,126 shares at 75.04 per share. SO shares that Chairman, President & CEO, GPC owns now total 121,504.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Kuczynski Stephen E disposed of 5,000 shares on Mar 11 ’24 at a per-share price of $68.92. This resulted in the CEO, Southern Nuclear holding 126,528 shares of SO after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Cummiskey Christopher sold 902 shares at $65.99 per share on Feb 16 ’24. Company shares held by the EVP & CCCS Officer now total 22,502.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Southern Company pays an annual dividend of $2.82, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.59%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.34. SO’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/17/2024 when it declared a $0.72 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/6/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/6/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/16/2024. The SO stock dividend was $0.70 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SO has a high of $80.84 and a low of $61.56.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. SO’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.80B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $55.47B in debt and $10.92B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $29.19, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $32.57B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SO is Buy with a score of 3.95.

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