Southern Company (The) (SO) Dividends



Southern Company (The) (SO)

Today's Latest Price: $61.02 USD

0.88 (1.46%)

Updated Jan 25 4:02pm

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Overall POWR Rating


POWR Components:

 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank


Industry Rank:

Ranked of 59 in Utilities - Domestic

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Dividend Yield and Dividend History Highlights

  • SO's average cash flow over the past 5.51 years is greater than just 1.01% of current dividend paying stocks in the US.
  • Currently, SO generates more cash flow over the 12 months prior than just 2.01% of US dividend stocks.
  • As for stocks whose price is uncorrelated with SO's price and thus may be suitable peers for a diversified dividend portfolio, check out the following: GOOD, VMW, SSSS, FIS and PAAS.
SO Ex-Dividend Date
SO Dividend Yield
4.26%
SO Annual Dividend
$2.56
SO Payout Ratio

SO Price Forecast Based on Dividend Discount Model

Current PriceDDM Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$61.02$80.81 31.36%

For dividend yielding stocks, the Dividend Discount Model (DDM) is a common valuation tool; it attempts to extrapolate a fair share price based primarily on the dividend the stock provides relative to a number of other quantiative aspects of its business. In the case of SO, the DDM model, as implemented by StockNews, implies a positive return of 31.36% relative to its current price. To help understand and contextualize the model's evaluation of SO, investors may wish to consider are:

  • Relative to all dividend yielding stocks in our set, Southern Co's dividend yield of 4.15% is in the top 22.95%.
  • SO's market cap of approximately $65 billion makes it a large-sized market cap company; out of dividend issuers in this group, the investment opportunity based on the difference between its current share price and its forecasted DDM value is greater than 77.76% of them.

SO Dividend Chart


SO Dividend History

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SO Dividends vs. Peers

SO's dividend yield currently ranks #15 of 73 vs. its peers in the Utilities - Domestic category.
Rank Symbol Name Dividend Yield
1 CAFD 8point3 Energy Partners LP - Shares 9.02%
2 OKE ONEOK, Inc. 8.73%
3 SPKE Spark Energy, Inc. - 6.72%
4 PEGI Pattern Energy Group Inc. - 6.32%
5 PPL PPL Corporation 5.97%
6 SJI South Jersey Industries, Inc. 5.59%
7 OGE OGE Energy Corp 5.13%
8 FE FirstEnergy Corp. 4.99%
9 EIX Edison International 4.47%
10 ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. 4.45%
11 NWN Northwest Natural Holding Company 4.44%
12 NWE NorthWestern Corporation 4.33%
13 PNW Pinnacle West Capital Corporation 4.31%
14 DUK Duke Energy Corporation (Holding Company) 4.28%
15 SO Southern Company (The) 4.26%
16 SR Spire Inc. 4.21%
17 TERP TerraForm Power, Inc. - New 4.19%
18 AVA Avista Corporation 4.19%
19 ETR Entergy Corporation 4.04%
20 EVRG Evergy, Inc. 3.98%
21 POR Portland General Electric Co 3.90%
22 SWX Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. 3.89%
23 HE Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. 3.83%
24 NI NiSource Inc 3.83%
25 BKH Black Hills Corporation 3.82%
26 AGR Avangrid, Inc. 3.79%
27 ALE Allete, Inc. 3.76%
28 NJR NewJersey Resources Corporation 3.75%
29 UTL UNITIL Corporation 3.71%
30 AY Atlantica Yield plc - Ordinary Shares 3.64%
31 CWEN Clearway Energy, Inc. Class C 3.62%
32 AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. 3.61%
33 EXC Exelon Corporation 3.60%
34 DTE DTE Energy Company 3.56%
35 OTTR Otter Tail Corporation 3.56%
36 UGI UGI Corporation 3.55%
37 D Dominion Energy, Inc. 3.49%
38 SRE Sempra Energy 3.44%
39 PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated 3.36%
40 GXP Great Plains Energy Incorporated 3.34%
41 IDA IDACORP, Inc. 3.21%
42 LNT Alliant Energy Corporation 3.08%
43 MDU MDU Resources Group, Inc. (Holding Company) 3.07%
44 OGS ONE Gas, Inc. 3.05%
45 WEC WEC Energy Group, Inc. 2.90%
46 WR Westar Energy, Inc. 2.90%
47 NRG NRG Energy, Inc. 2.89%
48 AEE Ameren Corporation 2.83%
49 BIPC Brookfield Infrastructure Corp. Cl A 2.82%
50 ATO Atmos Energy Corporation 2.81%
51 CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) 2.80%
52 CMS CMS Energy Corporation 2.79%
53 XEL Xcel Energy Inc. 2.66%
54 VVC Vectren Corporation 2.65%
55 ES Eversource Energy (D/B/A) 2.60%
56 VST Vistra Energy Corp. 2.53%
57 PNM PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.) 2.53%
58 EE El Paso Electric Company 2.40%
59 WGL WGL Holdings Inc 2.32%
60 EGAS Gas Natural Inc. (OH) 2.29%
61 MGEE MGE Energy Inc. 2.24%
62 AES The AES Corporation 2.10%
63 BEPC Brookfield Renewable Corporation 1.98%
64 CPK Chesapeake Utilities Corporation 1.71%
65 NEE NextEra Energy, Inc. 1.66%
66 SCG SCANA Corporation 1.01%
67 HTM U.S. Geothermal Inc. 0.00%
68 DYN Dynegy Inc. 0.00%
69 CPN Calpine Corporation 0.00%
70 AT Atlantic Power Corporation Ordinary Shares (Canada) 0.00%
71 RGCO RGC Resources Inc. 0.00%
72 GLBL TerraForm Global, Inc. - 0.00%
73 PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 0.00%

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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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