Southern Co SO:NYSE (Common Stock)

LastChange / % ChangeDividend YieldVolumeAvg Volume (10 day)
43.07 -0.31   -0.71%4.97%3,140,6725.3M
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Southern Company earns national recognition as a top military employer

ATLANTA, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company has been recognized by three publications as a top employer for both active duty and veteran military personnel. Southern Company was also among those recently recognized by Joining Forces, an initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to support the hiring and education of veterans and military families.

Southern Company subsidiary furthers renewable energy leadership by acquiring 103-megawatt Georgia solar project

ATLANTA, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power is demonstrating its commitment to developing more renewable energy resources through the acquisition of the 103-megawatt (MW) Butler solar facility from Community Energy, Inc., in Georgia.

Hendrickson to lead Georgia Power Corporate Communication

ATLANTA, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that Valerie Hendrickson has been elected by its board of directors to lead the company's Corporate Communication organization. Hendrickson will oversee the company's overall communication with internal and external audiences, including advertising, creative and production services, electronic communications, employee communications, media relations and social media efforts.

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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 Open43.30
Previous Close43.38
Day High43.31
Day Low42.89
52 Week High1/28/2015 | 53.16
52 Week Low8/6/2014 | 41.87
% Off 52 Week High-18.98%
% Off 52 Week Low2.87%
Beta (5 Yr)0.01
Volatility Avg5/21/2015 | 15.24
10-Day Avg. Volume5,320,665
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EPS (TTM)3/31/2015 | 2.34
P/E Ratio3/31/2015 | 18.5
Market CapLarge Cap | 39.1B
Shares Outstanding908.26M

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Dividend Yield4.97%
Dividend Announcement4/20/2015
Date of Record5/18/2015
Payable$0.5425 - QRTR
Payable Date6/6/2015

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Shares Short23.23M
Short Ratio4.9
Short % of Float2.56%
As of 4/30/2015