Southern Company (The) (SO) Dividends

Southern Company (The) (SO)

Today's Latest Price: $57.95 USD

0.76 (-1.29%)

Updated Jun 4 4:10pm

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Overall POWR Rating


POWR Components:

 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank


Industry Rank:

Ranked of 61 in Utilities - Domestic

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Dividend Yield and Dividend History Highlights

  • As for free cash flow, SO has greater average cash flow over the past 5.76 years than just 0.97% US-listed dividend payers.
  • Currently, SO generates more cash flow over the 12 months prior than just 1.95% of US dividend stocks.
  • If you want to include this stock in your dividend portfolio, here are some dividend stocks that are NOT correlated with SO that may be suitable potential portfolio mates: ROL, MPWR, CPB, MRTN and CTLT.
SO Ex-Dividend Date
SO Dividend Yield
4.36%
SO Annual Dividend
$2.56
SO Payout Ratio

SO Price Forecast Based on Dividend Discount Model

Current PriceDDM Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$57.95$76.98 33.42%

A technique commonly used by dividend investors to value dividend-issuing stocks is the Dividend Discount Model (DDM), which seeks to determine a fair share price based on the dividend provided by the company relative to a number of other company-specific factors. Regarding Southern Co, the DDM model, as implemented by StockNews, implies a positive return of 33.42% relative to its current price. Digging deeper, the aspects of Southern Co's dividend discount model that we found most interesting were:

  • In comparison to other stocks in the Utilities sector, Southern Co offers a higher dividend yield than 91.3% of them.
  • If we compare the valuation opportunity a dividend discount model provides relative to other dividend stocks in the Utilities sector, Southern Co's expected return of 33.42% is higher than 73.91% of its fellow sector mates.
  • Compared to all dividend issuing stocks in our set, SO has a discount rate lower than 73.91% of them (a lower discount rate is associated with lower risk).

SO Dividend Chart


SO Dividend History

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SO Dividends vs. Peers

SO's dividend yield currently ranks #8 of 70 vs. its peers in the Utilities - Domestic category.
Rank Symbol Name Dividend Yield
1 OKE ONEOK, Inc. 9.22%
2 SPKE Spark Energy, Inc. - 9.17%
3 CAFD 8point3 Energy Partners LP - Shares 9.02%
4 PEGI Pattern Energy Group Inc. - 6.32%
5 AY Atlantica Yield plc - Ordinary Shares 5.96%
6 PPL PPL Corporation 5.55%
7 OGE OGE Energy Corp 4.70%
8 SO Southern Company (The) 4.36%
9 D Dominion Energy, Inc. 4.35%
10 TERP TerraForm Power, Inc. - New 4.33%
11 DUK Duke Energy Corporation (Holding Company) 4.24%
12 EIX Edison International 4.18%
13 AES The AES Corporation 4.18%
14 SJI South Jersey Industries, Inc. 4.13%
15 AVA Avista Corporation 4.05%
16 ALE Allete, Inc. 4.04%
17 ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. 4.04%
18 PNW Pinnacle West Capital Corporation 3.96%
19 NWE NorthWestern Corporation 3.86%
20 EXC Exelon Corporation 3.83%
21 AGR Avangrid, Inc. 3.81%
22 UGI UGI Corporation 3.77%
23 CWEN Clearway Energy, Inc. Class C 3.73%
24 PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated 3.72%
25 MDU MDU Resources Group, Inc. (Holding Company) 3.67%
26 FE FirstEnergy Corp. 3.59%
27 DTE DTE Energy Company 3.58%
28 ETR Entergy Corporation 3.58%
29 NJR NewJersey Resources Corporation 3.51%
30 BKH Black Hills Corporation 3.48%
31 OTTR Otter Tail Corporation 3.43%
32 HE Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. 3.35%
33 SR Spire Inc. 3.35%
34 GXP Great Plains Energy Incorporated 3.34%
35 NI NiSource Inc 3.32%
36 NRG NRG Energy, Inc. 3.30%
37 CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) 3.25%
38 AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. 3.22%
39 POR Portland General Electric Co 3.20%
40 SRE Sempra Energy 3.18%
41 UTL UNITIL Corporation 3.05%
42 SWX Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. 2.99%
43 LNT Alliant Energy Corporation 2.98%
44 PNM PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.) 2.97%
45 NWN Northwest Natural Holding Company 2.96%
46 WR Westar Energy, Inc. 2.90%
47 IDA IDACORP, Inc. 2.80%
48 CMS CMS Energy Corporation 2.71%
49 WEC WEC Energy Group, Inc. 2.69%
50 VVC Vectren Corporation 2.65%
51 ES Eversource Energy (D/B/A) 2.61%
52 AEE Ameren Corporation 2.60%
53 VST Vistra Energy Corp. 2.59%
54 XEL Xcel Energy Inc. 2.57%
55 OGS ONE Gas, Inc. 2.57%
56 WGL WGL Holdings Inc 2.32%
57 EGAS Gas Natural Inc. (OH) 2.29%
58 EE El Paso Electric Company 2.27%
59 ATO Atmos Energy Corporation 2.20%
60 NEE NextEra Energy, Inc. 2.16%
61 MGEE MGE Energy Inc. 2.07%
62 CPK Chesapeake Utilities Corporation 1.79%
63 SCG SCANA Corporation 1.01%
64 HTM U.S. Geothermal Inc. 0.00%
65 DYN Dynegy Inc. 0.00%
66 CPN Calpine Corporation 0.00%
67 AT Atlantic Power Corporation Ordinary Shares (Canada) 0.00%
68 RGCO RGC Resources Inc. 0.00%
69 GLBL TerraForm Global, Inc. - 0.00%
70 PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 0.00%

Looking for More Information on SO dividends?

Want to do more research on Southern Co's dividends? Try the links below:

Southern Co Common Stock (SO) Dividend History | Nasdaq
Dividend History for Southern Co (SO) - Dividend Investor
Southern Co (SO) Dividend History - Seeking Alpha


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