Southern Co SO:NYSE (Common Stock)

LastChange / % ChangeDividend YieldVolumeAvg Volume (10 day)
51.34 0.29   0.57%4.39%4,704,9736.6M
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Previous close 8/29/2016

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Southern Company subsidiary acquires Grant Plains wind facility

ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 147-megawatt (MW) Grant Plains wind facility in Oklahoma from Apex Clean Energy.

Energy Systems Group Awarded UESC at Maxwell Air Force Base

Energy Systems Group Awarded UESC at Maxwell Air Force Base MONTGOMERY, AL--(Marketwired - August 24, 2016) - Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), in collaboration with its utility partner, Alabama Power Company (APC), a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), was awarded a $4.4 million Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) at Maxwell Air Force Base (Maxwell AFB) in Montgomery, Alabama. Host to the 42d Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB is the site of Air University, a part of the US Air Force Air Education and Training Command.

2 million-pound CA20 module safely lifted into Vogtle Unit 4 nuclear island

Heaviest "lift" of 2016 placed at Georgia nuclear expansion ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of another major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Saturday, the project team successfully placed the CA20 module into the Unit 4 nuclear island. Weighing nearly two million pounds, or 1,000 tons, and towering more than five stories tall, the module is the heaviest lift at the project so far this year. With a footprint of approximately 67 feet long by 47 feet wide, the critical module will house various plant components, including the used fuel storage area. It was lifted into place using a 560-foot tall heavy lift derrick, one of the largest cranes in the world.

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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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Price Open51.51
Previous Close51.05
Day High51.51
Day Low51.14
52 Week High7/22/2016 | 54.64
52 Week Low9/4/2015 | 41.81
% Off 52 Week High(6.04)%
% Off 52 Week Low22.79%
Beta (5 Yr)0
Volatility Avg8/29/2016 | 16.31
10-Day Avg. Volume6,603,439
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EPS (TTM)6/30/2016 | 2.52
P/E Ratio6/30/2016 | 20.3
Market CapLarge Cap | 50.2B
Shares Outstanding978.71M

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Dividend Yield4.39%
Dividend Announcement7/18/2016
Date of Record8/15/2016
Payable$0.56 - QRTR
Payable Date9/6/2016

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Shares Short24.18M
Short Ratio5.7
Short % of Float2.47%
As of 8/15/2016
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