The Southern Co. (SO)

55.74
NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 55.26
Day Low/High 54.98 / 56.01
52 Wk Low/High 42.50 / 55.95
Avg Volume 4.10M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.04B
Market Cap 57.52B
EPS 2.20
P/E Ratio 17.06
Div & Yield 2.48 (4.36%)

Updates on 3 Portfolio Names

Ford, Pfizer and Southern Co. announced material news items last night.

5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for October Gains: Intel, PayPal and More

5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for October Gains: Intel, PayPal and More

Stock picking matters more than most investors realize this fall. Here's a look at five stocks that could still blast off in the final months of 2016...

Utilities Have Further to Fall

Utilities Have Further to Fall

Ideally, longs should take profit on a rally to $48.50.

Utilities ETFs Remain a Good Addition to Portfolios

Utilities ETFs Remain a Good Addition to Portfolios

The defensive nature of utilities in ETFs, coupled with the low risk and high dividends they produce are attractive to many investors, especially during times of market uncertainty.

5 Stocks Headed for Big Gains in a Volatile Market

5 Stocks Headed for Big Gains in a Volatile Market

These stocks have both short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential.

After Friday's Swoon, Should You Run for the Exits?

After Friday's Swoon, Should You Run for the Exits?

In the week ahead, data will make it clearer whether Friday's stock market plunge was a healthy adjustment or the harbinger of a steeper crash.

Running on Empty: When Will the Growth Engine Sputter to a Halt?

Running on Empty: When Will the Growth Engine Sputter to a Halt?

There's precious little fuel left to keep stocks trading higher. In the holiday-shortened week ahead, keep your eye on these market-moving events.

Southern Company, Kinder Morgan Finalize Southern Natural Gas Pipeline Strategic Venture

Southern Company, Kinder Morgan Finalize Southern Natural Gas Pipeline Strategic Venture

Southern Company (NYSE:SO) and Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) today announced the closing of their natural gas pipeline venture through Southern Company's acquisition of a 50 percent equity interest in the Southern Natural...

The 7 Best Utility Stocks for Safe Retirement Income

The 7 Best Utility Stocks for Safe Retirement Income

Want to own stocks that pay secure dividends and can provide you with income during your retirement? Then take a look at these seven utility stocks.

Ask AAO: When Views on Stocks Collide

Our view on an underlying stock may differ from those presented by other contributors, products or services at TheStreet.

Sporting Goods Leveling Field, Which Stocks Say Interest Rates Are Rising: Jim Cramer's Best Blogs

Sporting Goods Leveling Field, Which Stocks Say Interest Rates Are Rising: Jim Cramer's Best Blogs

Jim Cramer ponders how the playing field is being leveled and how three stocks indicate a change in interest rates.

Jim Cramer -- Will Interest Rates Rise? Check These 3 Stocks

Jim Cramer -- Will Interest Rates Rise? Check These 3 Stocks

Johnson & Johnson, American Electric Power and Federal Realty say rates are going higher.

Cramer: 3 Stocks Say Interest Rates Are Going Higher

Cramer: 3 Stocks Say Interest Rates Are Going Higher

Be aware that Johnson & Johnson, American Electric Power and Federal Realty don't roll over idly.

Southern Co. (SO) Stock Down in After-Hours Trading, Announces Public Offering

Southern Co. (SO) Stock Down in After-Hours Trading, Announces Public Offering

Southern Co. (SO) announced an underwritten public offering of 32.5 million shares of common stock late Tuesday.

Weekly Roundup: Why Current Valuations Make Little Sense

Big gainers last week, and a roundup of portfolio changes.

U.S. Solar Industry Has a Problem, And It's Not Tax Credits: It's China

U.S. Solar Industry Has a Problem, And It's Not Tax Credits: It's China

Solar panel maker SunPower blamed tax incentives for its early 2016 troubles this week, but the U.S. industry faces a much bigger obstacle in the next two years.

Southern Becomes #214 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Chipotle Mexican Grill

Southern Becomes #214 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Chipotle Mexican Grill

The most recent short interest data has been released for the 07/29/2016 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.

Portfolio Is Fully Committed on NXP Semi

Portfolio Is Fully Committed on NXP Semi

Action Alerts PLUS team lauds company's 'ability to create long-term, sustainable shareholder value.'

Hit the Off Switch on Southern Buy/Write

With utility sector concerns, it's time to close out the recommended SO trade, capturing a gain.

Two Core Holdings Deliver Double-Digit Total Returns

Sonoco and Southern have outperformed broader market average.

Earnings Post-Mortems and Previews

We check in on eight companies that already have reported results and three others that will report in the next couple weeks.

Buy These Top 3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks Today: BT, SO, OKS

Buy These Top 3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks Today: BT, SO, OKS

These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

Kinder Morgan Meets Earnings Expectations, Keeps Same Dividend

Kinder Morgan Meets Earnings Expectations, Keeps Same Dividend

The news disappointed some investors who expected the company to raise its payout this quarter after a 75% cut last year.

10 Best Dividend Stocks to Own Now for a Safe Retirement

10 Best Dividend Stocks to Own Now for a Safe Retirement

These blue-chip stocks pay safe, generous dividends and form the foundation of a sturdy retirement portfolio.

3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Utilities Sector

3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Utilities Sector

TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the utilities sector lower today.

Here Are 10 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy Now for Safe Income

Here Are 10 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy Now for Safe Income

With an average bang for your buck of 4.7% and growing payouts, these are all perfect for retirement portfolios.

UAL, AAL, DAL: Jim Cramer's Views

UAL, AAL, DAL: Jim Cramer's Views

Cramer shares his views on the quarter's pattern of pummel and restore. United, American and Delta are among the stocks discussed.

Earnings Season Preview

We're checking out eight companies in the portfolio that are expected to report results over the next two weeks.

Southern Co. (SO) Stock Higher on Barclays Rating Upgrade

Southern Co. (SO) Stock Higher on Barclays Rating Upgrade

Southern's Co. (SO) stock rating was upgraded to 'overweight' from 'equal weight' at Barclays as 'opportunities outweigh risks at this point in time.'

Analysts' Actions -- Dick's Sporting Goods, Eaton, Southern, Wynn Resorts and More

Analysts' Actions -- Dick's Sporting Goods, Eaton, Southern, Wynn Resorts and More

Here are Thursday's top research calls, including upgrades for Dick's Sporting Goods and Southern, and downgrades for Eaton and Wynn Resorts.

TheStreet Quant Rating: A- (Buy)