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The Southern Company (SO)
77.54  -0.21 (-0.27%)    05-28 16:00
Open: 77.56
High: 78.33
Volume: 2,941,542
  
Pre. Close: 77.75
Low: 77.28
Market Cap: 84,785(M)
Technical analysis
2024-05-28 4:56:07 PM
Short term     
Mid term     
Targets 6-month :  93.6 1-year :  109.32
Resists First :  80.13 Second :  93.6
Pivot price 78.44
Supports First :  75.17 Second :  72.11
MAs MA(5) :  78.18 MA(20) :  77.56
MA(100) :  71.12 MA(250) :  70.01
MACD MACD :  1.4 Signal :  1.8
%K %D K(14,3) :  48.4 D(3) :  58.7
RSI RSI(14): 56.7
52-week High :  80.13 Low :  61.56
Price, MAs and Bollinger Bands

Price has closed below its short-term moving average. Short-term moving average is currently above mid-term; and above long-term moving average. From the relationship between price and moving averages: This stock is NEUTRAL in short-term; and BULLISH in mid-long term.
[ SO ] has closed above bottom band by 23.8%. Bollinger Bands are 25.5% narrower than normal. The current width of the bands does not suggest anything about the future direction or movement of prices.

Stock Price Prediction
If tomorrow: Open lower Open higher
High: 78.43 - 78.81 78.81 - 79.19
Low: 76.14 - 76.63 76.63 - 77.1
Close: 76.65 - 77.41 77.41 - 78.17
Company Description

The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates through Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services segments. The company also develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas pipeline investments operations. In addition, it owns and/or operates 30 hydroelectric generating stations, 24 fossil fuel generating stations, three nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 45 solar facilities, 15 wind facilities, one fuel cell facility, and four battery storage facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 76,289 miles of natural gas pipelines and 14 storage facilities with total capacity of 157 Bcf to provide natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company serves approximately 8.7 million electric and gas utility customers. Further, the company offers digital wireless communications and fiber optics services. The Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Headline News

Wed, 29 May 2024
Southern (NYSE:SO) Given New $74.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley - Defense World

Tue, 28 May 2024
Is Southern Co (NYSE:SO) The Best Utilities Stock to Ride the AI Boom in 2024? - Yahoo Finance

Tue, 28 May 2024
TrinityPoint Wealth LLC Decreases Position in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) - Defense World

Mon, 27 May 2024
Southern Company Stock: Is Wall Street Bullish or Bearish? - Barchart

Mon, 27 May 2024
Can Southern (SO) Sustain Its Beat Run in Q1 Earnings Show? - Yahoo Canada Shine On

Sun, 26 May 2024
Clearbridge Investments LLC Acquires 1924 Shares of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) - Defense World

Financial Analysis
Price to Book Value:
P/BV, a ratio used to compare book value to its current market price, to gauge whether a stock is valued properly.
Outperform
Price to Earnings:
PE, the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its earnings per share (EPS).
Outperform
Discounted cash flow:
DCF, a valuation method used to estimate the value of an investment based on its expected future cash flows.
Outperform
Return on Assets:
ROA, indicates how profitable a company is in relation to its total assets, how efficiently uses assets to generate a profit.
Neutral
Return on Equity:
ROE, a measure of financial performance calculated by dividing net income by equity. a gauge of profitability and efficiency.
Outperform
Debt to Equity:
evaluate financial leverage, reflects the ability of equity to cover outstanding debts in the event of a business downturn.
Outperform
Stock Basics & Statistics
Exchange:
NYSE
Sector:
Utilities
Industry:
Regulated Electric
Shares Out 1,090 (M)
Shares Float 1,090 (M)
Held by Insiders 0.1 (%)
Held by Institutions 67.7 (%)
Shares Short 18,100 (K)
Shares Short P.Month 15,960 (K)
Stock Financials
EPS 3.85
EPS Est Next Qtrly 0
EPS Est This Year 0
EPS Est Next Year 0
Book Value (p.s.) 32.56
Profit Margin 16.6 %
Operating Margin 28.1 %
Return on Assets (ttm) 3.1 %
Return on Equity (ttm) 11.7 %
Qtrly Rev. Growth 2.5 %
Gross Profit (p.s.) 0
Sales Per Share 23.32
EBITDA (p.s.) 10.95
Qtrly Earnings Growth 30.3 %
Operating Cash Flow 8,020 (M)
Levered Free Cash Flow -2,460 (M)
Stock Valuations
PE Ratio 20.08
PEG Ratio 2.6
Price to Book value 2.38
Price to Sales 3.32
Price to Cash Flow 10.53
Stock Dividends
Dividend 0.69
Forward Dividend 0
Dividend Yield 0.9%
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