The Southern Co. (SO)

56.11
0.44 0.79
NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 55.67
Open 55.54
Day Low/High 55.50 / 56.21
52 Wk Low/High 42.50 / 57.08
Volume 4.00M
Avg Volume 3.98M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.04B
Market Cap 58.80B
EPS 2.20
P/E Ratio 17.44
Div & Yield 2.48 (4.25%)
Southern Becomes #130 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Legg Mason

Southern Becomes #130 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Legg Mason

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 11/30/2015 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.

Buy Duke Energy, Southern Company for Dividends, Avoid Utilities ETF

Buy Duke Energy, Southern Company for Dividends, Avoid Utilities ETF

The Utilities Select Sector SPDR is in correction territory and its dividend is less than several of its major holdings.

3 Stocks Pulling The Utilities Sector Downward

3 Stocks Pulling The Utilities Sector Downward

TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the utilities sector lower today.

A Little Panic Isn't Going to Hurt

This oversold market could use some.

The Week Ahead: Here Are Stocks Buffett Likes as U.S. Tightens and Europe Loosens

The Week Ahead: Here Are Stocks Buffett Likes as U.S. Tightens and Europe Loosens

Interest rates are set to rise in America and fall in Europe, setting the stage for growth for these stocks that the Oracle of Omaha is betting on for 2016.

3 Stocks Driving The Utilities Sector Higher

3 Stocks Driving The Utilities Sector Higher

TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the utilities sector higher today.

3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks To Check Out: MDU, SO, AYR

3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks To Check Out: MDU, SO, AYR

These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

SO, DUK And EXC, 3 Utilities Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

SO, DUK And EXC, 3 Utilities Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the utilities sector lower today.

Southern (SO) Roof Leaking Today

Southern (SO) Roof Leaking Today

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Southern (SO) as a "roof leaker" (crossing below the 200-day simple moving average on higher than normal relative volume) candidate

Southern Dividend Reminder

Investors at the close of today’s trading will qualify for the next quarterly dividend.

3 Utilities Stocks Nudging The Sector Higher

3 Utilities Stocks Nudging The Sector Higher

TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the utilities sector higher today.

6 Best Dividend Stocks in the S&P 500 Index

6 Best Dividend Stocks in the S&P 500 Index

Investors love dividend stocks. But which companies have the highest dividend yields and are buy-rated? Here are six stocks to consider for your portfolio, according to TheStreet Ratings.

Best 3 Yielding Buy-Rated Stocks: ETP, SO, NWBI

Best 3 Yielding Buy-Rated Stocks: ETP, SO, NWBI

These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

Let's Talk About Earnings ... and Dividends

Seven portfolio names recently reported quarterly results and two are set to in the coming weeks.

Insider Trading Alert - SO, FB And ALXN Traded By Insiders

Insider Trading Alert - SO, FB And ALXN Traded By Insiders

Stocks with insider trader activity include SO, FB and ALXN

The Beaten-Down Utility Sector Will Bounce Back in 2016

The Beaten-Down Utility Sector Will Bounce Back in 2016

It's been a rough ride for utility stocks but don't give up on them yet. Here's why this beleaguered sector struggled this year and why it's poised for a comeback.

Electric Utilities Seek to Shock Shares Through Mergers

Electric Utilities Seek to Shock Shares Through Mergers

Industry deal volume and value are up sharply this year as utilities look to spur growth.

Roof Leaker To Watch: Southern (SO)

Roof Leaker To Watch: Southern (SO)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Southern (SO) as a "roof leaker" (crossing below the 200-day simple moving average on higher than normal relative volume) candidate

Southern (SO) Shows Signs Of Being Water-Logged And Getting Wetter

Southern (SO) Shows Signs Of Being Water-Logged And Getting Wetter

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Southern (SO) as a "water-logged and getting wetter" (weak stocks crossing below support with today's range greater than 200%) candidate

Duke Energy Pays a Hefty Premium to Buy Piedmont Natural Gas

Duke Energy Pays a Hefty Premium to Buy Piedmont Natural Gas

Some analysts think Duke's offer was excessive, coming in 42% higher than Piedmont closed Friday, and at 30 times its future earnings.

3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks Taking The Lead: STWD, VZ, SO

3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks Taking The Lead: STWD, VZ, SO

These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

Jim Cramer -- Upbeat on Union Pacific, McDonald's, Sketchers

Jim Cramer -- Upbeat on Union Pacific, McDonald's, Sketchers

Caterpillar's big earnings miss was on viewers' minds when Jim Cramer took questions via social media Thursday, but the host of CNBC's 'Mad Money' saw the situation as more nuanced.

Earnings Reviews and Previews

Lots to report on portfolio holdings.

Jim Cramer Says Caterpillar's Dividend Is Safe, Likes McDonald's

Jim Cramer Says Caterpillar's Dividend Is Safe, Likes McDonald's

TheStreet’s Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager and host of CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’ Jim Cramer commented on Caterpillar's (CAT) earnings report when answering viewers questions from social media on Thursday.

Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Utilities Sector

Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Utilities Sector

TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the utilities sector higher today.

Southern Co. (SO) Heading North, Shares Could Rise 10%

Southern Co. (SO) Heading North, Shares Could Rise 10%

If the stock can break out over its August highs, the double bottom pattern in its chart measures to around the $52 area.

Southern Heading North; Shares Could Rise 10%

If the stock can break out over its August highs, the double bottom pattern in its chart measures to around the $52 area.

Trio of Hikes Highlight Dividend News

Why we favor SO; IP's enticing yield; and upcoming must-own dates.

Dividend Actions Diverge

Major dividend news this week included a suspension and a hike. Plus upcoming must-own dates.

3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks Taking The Lead: NNN, DUK, SO

3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks Taking The Lead: NNN, DUK, SO

These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

TheStreet Quant Rating: A- (Buy)