1. As of noon trading, Southern ( SO) is up $0.28 (0.6%) to $44.05 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.54-$44.17 after having opened the day at $43.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.77. The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. Southern has a market cap of $38.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Southern a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Southern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Southern Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the utilities sector could consider Utilities Select Sector SPDR ( XLU) while those bearish on the utilities sector could consider ProShares UltraShort Utilities ( SDP).