Southern Co SO:NYSE (Common Stock)

LastChange / % ChangeDividend YieldVolumeAvg Volume (10 day)
44.33 0.32   0.73%4.77%4,078,1185.1M
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Previous close 3/30/2015

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Plant Farley Unit 1 begins planned refueling and maintenance outage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 29 at 6:56 am CT, operators at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant safely took Unit 1 offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

Electric Utilities Stocks Under Review -- Southern, PPL Corp., Xcel Energy, American Electric Power, and Great Plains Energy

LONDON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: The Southern Company (NYSE: SO), PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL), American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE: AEP), and Great Plains Energy Inc. (NYSE: GXP). Free research report on Southern can be accessed at On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,876.52, down 2.37%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.62%, to finish the day at 17,718.54, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,061.05, down 1.46%. The losses were broad based as nine out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Utilities Sector Index ended the day at 223.52, down 1.22%, with the index also declining 2.27% in the previous three trading sessions. Register for your complimentary reports at the links given below.

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Company Background

Southern Company, is an operating public utility company. The Company constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects, and sells electricity at market-based rates in the wholesale market. Southern Power Company is an electric wholesale generation subsidiary with market-based rate authority from the FERC. Southern Power continues to seek opportunities to execute its strategy to create value through various transactions, including acquisitions and sales of assets, construction of new power plants, and entry into PPAs primarily with investor owned utilities, independent power producers, municipalities, and electric cooperatives. Southern Power Company's business activities are not subject to traditional state regulation like the traditional operating companies but are subject to regulation by the FERC.


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Bid | Size-- | --
Ask | Size-- | --
Price Open44.24
Previous Close44.33
Day High44.52
Day Low44.07
52 Week High1/28/2015 | 53.16
52 Week Low8/6/2014 | 41.87
% Off 52 Week High-16.61%
% Off 52 Week Low5.88%
Beta (5 Yr)0.1
Volatility Avg3/30/2015 | 15.76
10-Day Avg. Volume5,066,231
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EPS (TTM)12/31/2014 | 2.18
P/E Ratio12/31/2014 | 20.2
Market CapLarge Cap | 40.3B
Shares Outstanding909.88M

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Dividend Yield4.77%
Dividend Announcement1/16/2015
Date of Record2/17/2015
Payable$0.525 - QRTR
Payable Date3/6/2015

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Shares Short23.92M
Short Ratio3.7
Short % of Float2.63%
As of 3/15/2015