Southern Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SO)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Southern (NYSE: SO) is tomorrow, January 30, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 51 cents per share. At a price of $41.45 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.9%.

The average volume for Southern has been 5.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southern has a market cap of $36.37 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Southern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Southern Ratings Report.

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