Southern Co SO:NYSE (Common Stock)

LastChange / % ChangeDividend YieldVolumeAvg Volume (10 day)
50.915 0.155   0.31%4.41%851,0923.8M
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Southern Company subsidiary acquires Wake Wind Energy Center

ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the 257-megawatt (MW) Wake Wind Energy Center, the company's first wind acquisition in Texas. Invenergy Wind LLC developed and constructed Wake Wind and owns the remaining interest in the project.

Electric Utilities Stocks Under Scanner -- Southern, AES Corp., PPL Corp., and Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais

NEW YORK, October 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading session at 5,215.97, down 0.65%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.16% lower, to finish at 18,169.68; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,133.04, down 0.30%. This morning, has initiated reports coverage on the following Electric Utilities equities: Southern Company (NYSE: SO), The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), and Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais S.A. (NYSE: CIG). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:

Southern Company subsidiary closes on natural gas-fired power facility in Minnesota

ATLANTA, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Mankato Energy Center from Calpine Corporation. Located in Mankato, Minnesota, the facility includes two natural gas units -- the existing 375-megawatt (MW) Mankato Energy Center I and the 345-MW Mankato Energy Center II expansion, which is under development.

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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-- | --
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Price Open50.84
Previous Close50.76
Day High50.966
Day Low50.65
52 Week High7/22/2016 | 54.64
52 Week Low11/9/2015 | 43.38
% Off 52 Week High-6.82%
% Off 52 Week Low17.37%
Beta (5 Yr)0.1
Volatility Avg10/27/2016 | 15.65
10-Day Avg. Volume3,831,113
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EPS (TTM)6/30/2016 | 2.52
P/E Ratio6/30/2016 | 20.3
Market CapLarge Cap | 49.8B
Shares Outstanding978.71M

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Dividend Yield4.41%
Dividend Announcement10/17/2016
Date of Record11/21/2016
Payable$0.56 - QRTR
Payable Date12/6/2016

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Shares Short17.27M
Short Ratio3.0
Short % of Float1.77%
As of 10/15/2016
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