Southern Co SO:NYSE (Common Stock)

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53.54 -0.91   -1.67%4.11%8,646,5474.9M
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Electric Utilities' Stocks Under Review -- Southern, AES Corp., CompanhiaEnergetica de Minas Gerais, and FirstEnergy

NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- this morning has issued notes on four Electric Utilities stocks, namely: Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), The AES Corp. (NYSE: AES), Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais S.A. (NYSE: CIG), and FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). Huge demand growth continues to drive the sector; however, systems-maintenance costs and increased competition remain its biggest threats. Let us look at the recent performances of today's featured companies. Learn more about these stocks by accessing their freenotes at:

Southern Company reports second quarter earnings -2-

regulatory initiatives regarding deregulation and restructuring of the electric utility industry, environmental laws regulating emissions, discharges, and disposal to air, water, and land, and also changes in tax and other laws and regulations to which Southern Company and its subsidiaries are subject, as well as changes in application of existing laws and regulations; current and future litigation, regulatory investigations, proceedings, or inquiries, including, without limitation, Internal Revenue Service and state tax audits; the effects, extent, and timing of the entry of additional competition in the markets in which Southern Company's subsidiaries operate; variations in demand for electricity and natural gas, including those relating to weather, the general economy and recovery from the last recession, population and business growth (and declines), the effects of energy conservation and efficiency measures, including from the development and deployment of alternative energy sources such as self-generation and distributed generation technologies, and any potential economic impacts resulting from federal fiscal decisions; available sources and costs of natural gas and other fuels; effects of inflation; the ability to control costs and avoid cost overruns during the development and construction of facilities, which include the development and construction of generating facilities with designs that have not been finalized or previously constructed, including changes in labor costs and productivity, adverse weather conditions, shortages and inconsistent quality of equipment, materials, and labor, contractor or supplier delay, non-performance under construction, operating, or other agreements, operational readiness, including specialized operator training and required site safety programs, unforeseen engineering or design problems, start-up activities (including major equipme

Southern Company reports second quarter earnings -4-

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Company Background

The Southern Company (Southern Company) is a holding company. The Company owns all of the stock of the traditional operating companies and Southern Power Company (Southern Power), and owns other direct and indirect subsidiaries. Southern Company's segments include the sale of electricity by four traditional operating companies, Southern Power and All Other. The traditional operating companies, including Alabama Power Company (Alabama Power), Georgia Power Company (Georgia Power), Gulf Power Company (Gulf Power) and Mississippi Power Company (Mississippi Power), are vertically integrated utilities providing electric service in over four Southeastern states. The Company has interests in the Southern Communications Services, Inc., Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Southern Company Holdings, Inc. and other direct and indirect subsidiaries. Its subsidiary also includes PowerSecure International, Inc.


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Bid | Size-- | --
Ask | Size-- | --
Price Open54.14
Previous Close54.45
Day High54.48
Day Low53.22
52 Week High7/22/2016 | 54.64
52 Week Low9/4/2015 | 41.81
% Off 52 Week High-2.01%
% Off 52 Week Low28.06%
Beta (5 Yr)0.03
Volatility Avg7/26/2016 | 16.36
10-Day Avg. Volume4,891,972
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EPS (TTM)3/31/2016 | 2.56
P/E Ratio3/31/2016 | 21.2
Market CapLarge Cap | 50.3B
Shares Outstanding938.55M

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Dividend Yield4.11%
Dividend Announcement7/18/2016
Date of Record8/15/2016
Payable$0.56 - QRTR
Payable Date9/6/2016

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Shares Short20.60M
Short Ratio3.1
Short % of Float2.20%
As of 6/30/2016
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