Southern Co. (SO): Price and Financial Metrics

Southern Co. (SO): $62.33

0.38 (-0.61%)

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SO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $62.33 52-week high $75.80
Prev. close $62.71 52-week low $58.85
Day low $61.56 Volume 1,336,674
Day high $62.46 Avg. volume 4,076,297
50-day MA $68.64 Dividend yield 4.3%
200-day MA $69.49 Market Cap 67.97B

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SO POWR Grades

  • SO scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 72.17% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SO is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • SO ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 5th percentile.

SO Stock Summary

  • SO has a market capitalization of $75,651,216,185 -- more than approximately 97.15% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of SOUTHERN CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 0.26% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The volatility of SOUTHERN CO's share price is greater than that of merely 2.08% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to SOUTHERN CO, a group of peers worth examining would be CSX, DUK, SRE, IBN, and PCG.
  • SO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit SOUTHERN CO's official web site, go to

SO Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, SO's EV/EBIT ratio is 16% higher, now standing at 23.2.
  • Over the past 243 months, SO's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SO 2023-09-22 2.7 2.2 24.5 23.2
SO 2023-09-21 2.8 2.2 24.7 23.3
SO 2023-09-20 2.8 2.2 25.2 23.5
SO 2023-09-19 2.8 2.2 25.1 23.5
SO 2023-09-18 2.8 2.2 25.1 23.5
SO 2023-09-15 2.8 2.2 25.1 23.5

SO Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 20.4%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 14.68%.
  • The 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 34.4%.
Over the past 52 months, SO's revenue has gone up $5.493e+09.

The table below shows SO's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 29,279 6,302 3,524
2022-09-30 27,999 6,105 3,396
2022-06-30 25,859 6,844 3,025
2022-03-31 23,851 6,519 2,290
2021-12-31 23,113 6,169 2,393
2021-09-30 22,463 6,557 2,995

SO's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • SO has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 47.28% of graded US stocks.
  • SO's asset turnover comes in at 0.176 -- ranking 73rd of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • ATO, ED, and AEP are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SO.

The table below shows SO's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.176 0.413 0.034
2021-03-31 0.173 0.426 0.036
2020-12-31 0.168 0.425 0.035
2020-09-30 0.168 0.413 0.035
2020-06-30 0.173 0.413 0.037
2020-03-31 0.179 0.404 0.040

SO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SO, see our SO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $68.39 Average Broker Recommendation 1.78 (Moderate Buy)

Southern Co. (SO) Company Bio

Southern Company is an American gas and electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in BirminghamAlabama. The company is currently the second largest utility company in the U.S. in terms of customer base. Through its subsidiaries it serves 9 million gas and electric utility customers in 6 states. Southern Company's regulated regional electric utilities serve a 120,000-square-mile (310,000 km2) territory with 27,000 miles (43,000 km) of distribution lines. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Below are the latest news stories about SOUTHERN CO that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SO as an investment opportunity.

Lessons Learned, Southern Company Speeds Up Nuclear Development

Southern Company's Vogtle nuclear project has been a lingering problem, but now it is starting to pick up speed.

Yahoo | October 1, 2023

2 Ultra-Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy Like There's No Tomorrow

What makes a dividend stock ultra safe? Neither Southern Company (NYSE: SO), a utility, nor Clorox (NYSE: CLX), a well-known consumer staples company, are going to impress investors with star-studded growth prospects. It's hard to find a safer utility stock than Southern Company.

Yahoo | October 1, 2023

This Reliable 4%-Yielding Dividend Stock Continues to Add More Power to Grow Its Payout

For the last 76 years, the utility has made dividend payments equal to or greater than the prior year's level. The company recently added another solar energy project to its portfolio, which should grow its cash flow.

Yahoo | September 27, 2023

Southern's (NYSE:SO) Returns Have Hit A Wall

If you're looking for a multi-bagger, there's a few things to keep an eye out for. Firstly, we'll want to see a proven...

Yahoo | September 27, 2023

3 Recession-Resistant Stocks to Buy Now

The utility sector and healthcare sector offer opportunities for risk-averse income-orientated investors.

Yahoo | September 27, 2023

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SO Price Returns

1-mo -7.27%
3-mo -12.14%
6-mo -12.08%
1-year -6.90%
3-year 24.94%
5-year 78.91%
YTD -10.05%
2022 8.24%
2021 16.34%
2020 0.63%
2019 51.65%
2018 -3.75%

SO Dividends

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