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Last $44.42 USD
Change Today -0.34 / -0.76%
Volume 4.8M
SO On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
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As of 8:04 PM 04/21/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

southern co/the (SO) Snapshot

Open
$44.81
Previous Close
$44.76
Day High
$45.12
Day Low
$44.31
52 Week High
01/28/15 - $53.16
52 Week Low
08/6/14 - $41.87
Market Cap
40.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
4.4M
EPS TTM
$2.78
Shares Outstanding
909.0M
EX-Date
05/14/15
P/E TM
16.0x
Dividend
$2.17
Dividend Yield
4.73%
Current Stock Chart for SOUTHERN CO/THE (SO)

southern co/the (SO) Details

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. It 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. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2014, it operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 33 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 9 solar facilities, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas 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. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

26,369 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/2/15
Founded in 1945

southern co/the (SO) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $668.5K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $650.0K
Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Off...
Total Annual Compensation: $783.0K
Chairman of Southern Nuclear Operating Compan...
Total Annual Compensation: $667.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

southern co/the (SO) Key Developments

Southern Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend Payable on June 6, 2015

Southern Company announced it is increasing its dividend by 7 cents per share on an annualized basis to a rate of $2.17 per share. Southern Company also announced a regular quarterly dividend -- including an increase of 1.75 cents per share over the prior quarter -- of 54.25 cents per share, payable June 6, 2015, to shareholders of record as of May 18, 2015.

Southern Co. Unit Buys Fourth California Solar Project

Southern Co.'s Southern Power unit grabbed controlling interest in the 32-megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The deal marks Southern Co.'s fourth California solar project acquisition. The Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility spans 308 acres on two sites -- the 20-MW Lost Hills Solar Facility and the 12-MW Blackwell Solar Facility. In its first year, Lost Hills-Blackwell will be produce enough energy to power more than 11,000 homes. Construction of the project began in April 2014, and is expected to be completed shortly after this acquisition. The facility will be operated and maintained by First Solar. The electricity and associated renewable energy credits generated by the facility will be sold under long-term power purchase agreements with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and Roseville Electric. With the addition of the Lost Hills-Blackwell project and other announced projects, Southern Power will own 990 MW of renewable energy generating capacity. Southern Power recently reported plans to buy the company's large renewable electric generating plant and first wind project - the 299-MW Kay Wind facility.

Southern Company Acquires Controlling Interest in the 32-Megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar

Southern Company announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in the 32-megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar. The company announced First Solar will retain an interest in the project. The Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility spans two sites for a combined 308 acres of land, consisting of more than 454,000 of First Solar's photovoltaic solar modules mounted on single-axis tracking tables. In its first year, the facility will be capable of producing clean, renewable energy to power more than 11,000 homes. Construction of the project began in April 2014, and is expected to be completed shortly after this acquisition. The facility will be operated and maintained by First Solar.

 

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Price/Cash Flow 10.4x
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